Monitoring compliance violations of hazardous waste export/import laws

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 recommends developing appropriate national enforcement programmes to monitor compliance with such legislation, detecting and deterring violation through appropriate penalties and giving special attention to those who are known to have conducted illegal traffic in hazardous waste and to hazardous waste that is particularly susceptible to illegal traffic.

Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions