Basel Convention Secretariat Releases Electronic Reporting Tool

Basel Covention7 November 2013: In an effort to ease reporting burdens, the Secretariat of the Basel Convention has launched the Electronic Reporting System of the Basel Convention. The System enables Convention Parties to submit annual national reports online.

The system, which operates similarly to that of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), aims to speed up submission of national reports. The Secretariat is hosting webinars to assist Parties in using the tool.

National reports must be submitted through Basel Convention focal points by 31 December 2013. [Basel Convention Press Release] [Electronic Reporting System]