Monthly Archives: October

Projects

The BCRC-Caribbean supports its 14 member countries and other Caribbean Nations that request its assistance with fulfilling their obligations to the chemicals and waste management cluster of global multilateral agreements. This support is provided through execution of projects, organisation of awareness raising meetings and training workshops, dissemination of information and transfer of technology. GEF ISLANDS

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SAICM

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a policy framework to promote global chemical safety through its overall objective of achieving the sound management of chemicals throughout their life cycle so that by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human

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GEF ISLANDS

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) experience unique challenges with managing chemicals and waste due to their limited land mass, high population densities, limited resources, unique biodiversity, high risk of exposure to natural hazards and disasters, vulnerability to the effects of climate change, remoteness from global markets and small economies of scale. Most SIDS are primarily

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of toxic organic chemicals commonly found in some household products and chemicals, industrial chemicals and waste disposal sites and which have negative effects on human health and long-term wellness and the environment. Once released into the environment, these chemicals remain intact for long periods of time and become

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Minamata

Mercury is a highly toxic element and is considered one of the top ten (10) chemicals of major public health concern according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Mercury is a naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust, and although various natural processes contribute to the release of mercury, the anthropogenic causes are the source

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Stockholm

Stockholm Convention Overview Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that are characterised by their ability to remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have harmful impacts on human health or on the environment. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

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Rotterdam

The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention) was developed in response to growing global production and trade in hazardous chemicals and the need for countries to increase capacities to monitor and control the import and use of these chemicals. As per Article

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Basel

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention), is the most comprehensive global legal instrument on the transboundary movement and environmentally sound disposal of hazardous wastes. It was the primary response developed by the international community, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),

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The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean Region (BCRC-Caribbean) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (SRC) hosted a three-day regional introductory workshop on Industrial Chemicals under the Rotterdam Convention for the

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