mercury

The BCRC-Caribbean is seeking to recruit an Environmental and Social Assessment Consultant under the project Caribbean Incubator Facility for the Sustainable Management of Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in SIDS (ISLANDS) Programme. The Consultant will be expected to conduct a high-level Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment;

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Various Reports and Documents are developed during the life-cycle of a project. These include Project Framework Documents or similar document that describes the project’s aims, expected outputs and activities and the Final Project Report which conveys the actual outcomes of the project. Developed Reports from each of the mercury projects can be found at the

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Under the “Fish Mercury Biomonitoring in the Caribbean Region” Project conducted in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, the BCRC-Caribbean developed fish consumption matrices and flyers to raise awareness of mercury in aquatic species and measures that could be taken to reduce exposure to mercury through consumption. The materials

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Through its projects, the BCRC-Caribbean has developed communications material to raise awareness on the sources of mercury and its dangers to human health and the environment. Developed material include videos, flyers and posters.   To see material developed under the Minamata Initial Assessment in Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago

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Under the Minamata Initial Assessment in Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, the BCRC-Caribbean developed videos, posters and brochures to raise awareness on the sources of mercury in these countries and its dangers to human health and the environment. These were presented to national stakeholders and students through a series

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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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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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