Development cooperation ,06.11.2014

Voluntary funds of the chemicals and waste conventions


The Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions are individual environmental conventions which share the common objective to protect human health and environment against the adverse effects of hazard wastes. The Conference of Parties of the conventions started a synergy process in 2006 with the aim to promote co-operation and coordination within the implementation of the conventions and to support the national implementation. The collaboration of the conventions has so far been improved by administrative and technical measures. The future challenge is to develop programme work. The first step was taken in the Conference of Parties in 2013 when the common budget and work plan of the three conventions were dealt for the first time. Due to the common work plan it is now possible to support the implementation of the synergy work. In the joint activities for 2014-2015 the focus is on the capacity building of least developed countries and small island states. Of Finland's long term development partners Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania and Sambia are entitled to the support. Finland has worked on the improvement of the implementation of international environmental conventions on a long-term basis. Finland also considers the synergy process to be the core of the work. As a ratifier of the conventions, Finland is committed to support developing countries in the implementation of the obligations of the conventions. This commitment contributes to sustainable development and the achievement of the aims of the Finnish development policy.

Funding decision  06.11.2014

200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

YK:n ympäristöohjelma



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