Making industry responsible for environmentally sound disposal of its hazardous waste

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.

Article 7 of the [Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Resulting from Activities Dangerous to the Environment] (Lugano 1993), states: The operator of a site for the permanent deposit of waste at the time when damage caused by waste deposited at that site becomes known, shall be liable for this damage. Should the damage caused by waste deposited before the closure of such a site become known after that closure, the last operator shall be liable.

Governments should establish regulations setting out industry's ultimate responsibility for environmentally sound disposal of the hazardous waste its activities generate.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land