The tenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group was held from 30 May to 2 June 2016 in Nairobi, back to back with the twelfth meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee. More than 230 delegations from 95 conference of parties, 6 regional centres, 1 international organization and 17 non-governmental organizations (NGO) took part in the meeting. The key issues and documents reviewed at OEWG.10 were: strategic framework; inventory and categorization of existing Basel Convention documents related to ESM; Cartagena Declaration; interim technical guidelines on e-waste; draft glossary of terms; revised section 3 of the guidance document on the ESM of used and end-of-life computing equipment; draft concept note on a follow-up partnership to the PACE; national reporting, and so on. The meeting considered the implementation progress of the topics and detailed discussed the specific outcomes and next step of work, forming 13 decisions of OEWG.10.
During 30 May to 2 June 2016, BCRC China took part in the Tenth Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG.10) in groups. Prof. Jinhui Li, the executive director of BCRC China, from School of Environment, Tsinghua University, led 10 delegates attending the meeting. As Asia and Pacific expert of Expert Working Group on Environment Sound Management, Prof. Jinhui Li participated in discussing the topics on Cartagena Declaration, the strategic framework, etc., contributing to the guidance framework on prevention and reduction of hazardous waste. Ms. Lixa Zheng and Lili Liu from BCRC China, as members of Chinese delegation group, participated in discussing Technical Guideline on Transboundary Movements of E-waste and glossary of terms, etc., playing an important role in the formation of the draft decisions. Funded by BCRC China and being as observers, 6 undergraduate students from School of Environment, Tsinghua University took part in the meeting and participated in discussing under the guidance of BCRC China, laying a good foundation for understanding international environmental conventions and environmental diplomacy.