Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
İndicator 12.4.1 Participation to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste and other chemicals, and meeting the commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by each relevant agreement

The Republic of Azerbaijan joined the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement and Relocation of Hazardous Wastes of the United Nations in 2001, and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan was designated by the Basel Convention. In order to fulfill the obligations under the Convention, the Regulation on "The Passing of Hazardous Wastes" and the "State Strategy for Hazardous Waste Management in the Republic of Azerbaijan" have been approved.

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was ratified by the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2003. The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been designated as the Convention Authorized Body. The Ministry has received extensive information on the Convention, a working group of experts from relevant organizations has been established and a relevant proposal plan has been prepared.

The Republic of Azerbaijan has ratified the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the relevant amendments to the Protocol in 1996. Over the past period, the amount of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) used in the country has been determined and the Ozone Strategy of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been prepared, which provides step-by-step reduction of the use of these substances. In accordance with the Strategy, a step-by-step reduction of the use of ODM in Azerbaijan was drawn up and forwarded to the Convention Secretariat. In accordance with the obligations under the Protocol, the use of chlorinated fluorocarbons in the country and their import must be stopped.



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Indicator
12.4.1 Number of parties to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste, and other chemicals that meet their commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by each relevant agreement

Target
12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

Tier
Tier I
Custodial agency(s) UNEP
Link to Global metadata
Link to E-Handbook https://unstats.un.org/wiki/display/SDGeHandbook/Indicator+12.4.1