Environment: Iraq a success and progress in the implementation of international commitments
A workshop was held in collaboration with the Regional Centre of the Basel Convention Tehran
BAGHDAD - morning Environment Minister Sargon صليو that Iraq has taken significant steps and positive on the international level in the implementation of international conventions and treaties on the environment, including the Basel Convention on movement of hazardous wastes in some ministries and government institutions to dispose of them cross-border and prevent trafficking and illegal importation of such wastes. came during a workshop held by the Ministry of Environment yesterday, titled (commitments art of the Basel Convention for the preparation and implementation of national plans) and in collaboration with the Regional Centre of the Basel Convention in Tehran with the participation of Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the Environment Ahmadi Zadeh and delegation accompanying him. And the transfer of the official spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, the Minister of the Environment said the aim of holding this workshop "comes from our commitment to raise the capabilities and skills of professionals in the Convention that Iraq faces the challenge of dealing with the waste and control a manner that protects the environment and human health and to prevent illicit trafficking in any of these waste under any name, "noting that the Ministry of Science and Technology has developed a special section for the management of hazardous waste. between Hassoun, the minister stressed that Iraq joined the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their border in 2009 and since that date Iraq began to take legal and administrative measures and technical implementation and the application of its obligations under the terms of the agreement and the issuance and update instructions and legislation and to participate in workshops, regional and international organized by the Secretariat of the Convention, explaining that Iraq chaired meetings open end of the agreement to extend the deal with the substantive items and legal agreement and help develop guidelines and clear to the NIP for the Convention to help Iraq to implement obligations in the Convention. said Hassoun said Environment Minister stressed the importance of cooperation with the Iranian side in the area of the disposal and management of hazardous waste and various environmental areas of common interest such as desertification and dust storms, drought and diversity Albaalogi. continued spokesman as saying: that Iranian Vice President for Environmental Affairs Ahmadi Zadeh said in a speech that Tehran was ready to cooperate with Iraq in all fields that serve the interests of the two countries and to discuss the problems facing the river Lalonde which stems from Iranian territory, which has a length of about (50) kilometers and was suffering from low Mnasiba, especially in the summer, and that the Iranian government will discuss and solve The problem with this river and turn this file service for the benefit of the relationship the two countries, either in the field of control and management of hazardous wastes, referring Zadeh out there that need to bury this waste and take advantage of the experiences of Iran's recycling and converted into organic fertilizer or returned to the factories to become waste habitual or melted to more of (1200) degrees Celsius and converted into smoke and exchange of expertise also in the areas of the environment, including water resources management and water sources in the region that need to manage a comprehensive on this subject, either on water drainage has explained Zadeh that the matter was transferred to the officials in Iran to follow up the volume of pollution suffered by Iraq and we continue to cooperate on both sides. And at the same cast MP to meet Al-Yassin Chairperson of the Committee on Health and the Environment speech during the workshop explained that there is a need to unite the efforts of Iraq using international law prohibits the export of such waste from developed countries and make third world countries dumping ground of these wastes, as well as there is a need for an agreement Asian complementary to the Basel Convention prohibits Asian countries import of such wastes harmful to the health and environment of man. noteworthy that Iraq important member of the Basel Convention, which was ratified on 22 March 1989 in reaction to the production of the annual World for hundreds of millions of tons hazardous waste on human health and the environment and the urgent need for international measures to deal with the transfer of such waste across borders and to ensure management and disposal environmentally sound manner. agreement includes reducing the amount of waste hazard generated and must be treated and disposed of in the same place generated as much as possible and minimize the movement of hazardous wastes across border to a degree commensurate with managed in an environmentally sound manner and should also provide assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in variable in this area.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]