Which among the following multilateral environment agreements (MEAs) is not correctly paired with the respective issue it deals with ?
[A] Montreal Protocol of 1987 – Ozone Depleting Substances. [B] Bonn Convention of 1979 – The conservation of Migratory Species [C] Basel Convention of 1989 – Regulation of transboundary movement,transit, handling and use of Living Modified Organisms. [D] Rotterdam Convention of 1998 – Consensual International Trade in certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides.
Correct Answer: C [Basel Convention of 1989 – Regulation of transboundary movement,transit, handling and use of Living Modified Organisms.]
The Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, usually known simply as the Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). It does not, however, address the movement of radioactive waste.