Topic outline

  • General

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    • Unit 1 – Introduction

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. Explain the importance of regulating international trade of hazardous wastes and their disposal
      2. Recount the origins, scope and objectives of the Basel Convention

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials. 

      Book: 1
    • Unit 2 - The three pillars of the Basel Convention

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. Describe the three pillars of the Basel Convention 
      2. Summarize the main provisions and procedures of the Basel Convention in regard to the minimization of the generation, strict control of transboundary movement and environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes.

      It will take you 30 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

      Book: 1
    • Unit 3 - Institutional framework and the synergies process

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. Describe the institutional framework and main functions of the Basel Convention bodies
      2. Explain the synergies process among the hazardous chemicals and wastes multilateral environmental agreements

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials. 

      Book: 1
    • Unit 4 – Regional instruments on hazardous wastes and other wastes

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      At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

      1. Describe the main obligations under several regional instruments on hazardous wastes

      It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials. 

      Book: 1
    • Note that IUCN Academy of Environmental Law translated courses into Chinese and French, while the Legal Response Initiative prepared the Spanish and Russian translations. The English version would prevail in case of discrepancy.