Countries Involved in the Making of International Legislation on Hazardous Waste Production and Trade, 2006


Who is involved? (The making of international legislation)


This map shows the involvement of countries around the world in making international legislation to protect the environment.

Each country is color-coded according to the number of the following four international conventions
regulating hazardous waste production and trade that it has ratified:

  • Basel Convention, with BAN Amendment — Transboundary movements of hazardous wastes 1989, 1995
  • London Convention Protocol — Ocean Dumping 1998
  • Rotterdam Convention — Chemicals exports 1998
  • Stockholm Convention — Persistent Organic Pollutants 2001


United Nations Environment Programme / GRID-Arendal [1].

Cartographer/Designer: C├ęcile Marin, Emmanuelle Bournay.

Primary sources:

Basel Action Network, November 2005 and Secretariats of each convention, October 2006.


© 2006 UNEP / GRID-Arendal


For use constraints see [2].


This map is one in a series
For a listing with flyovers, see Series:UNEP / GRID-Arendal.