Tackling the Global Waste Crisis: Challenges and Ambitions for the Basel Convention’s 12th Open-Ended Working Group
The global pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on waste management systems worldwide, posing grave risks to human health and the environment. It will be necessary to develop ambitious waste reduction and management plans to build a more sustainable post-pandemic world. As the legal framework on waste and the waste trade, the Basel Convention and its next Open-Ended Working Group can provide a pivotal opportunity to enhance such ambitions ahead of the 2021 Conference of the Parties.
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