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UNITED NAITONS INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH Chemicals and Waste Management Programme. UNITAR. PRTR capacity-building in a global context. Belgrade, Serbia 10 October 2007. UNITAR PRTR Programme. Country-based capacity-building activities Capacity-building elements

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prtr capacity building in a global context

UNITED NAITONS INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH

Chemicals and Waste Management Programme

UNITAR

PRTR capacity-building in a global context

Belgrade, Serbia

10 October 2007

unitar prtr programme
UNITAR PRTR Programme
  • Country-based capacity-building activities
  • Capacity-building elements
  • Training Materials
unitar country based activities
UNITAR country-based activities
  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
capacity building issues
Capacity Building Issues
  • Multi-stakeholder process
  • Addressing industry concerns
  • Data estimation and reporting
  • Legal implementation
  • Public access to information and data dissemination
prtr as an implementation tool
PRTR as an implementation tool
  • The Stockholm Convention requires Parties to exchange information (article 9), to facilitate public information, awareness and education (Article 10), to report to the Secretariat (Article 15), to periodically update implementation plans (Article 7)
  • Article 10 explicitly acknowledges the value of PRTRs
  • Article 11 encourages Parties to undertake appropriate monitoring pertaining to POPs
12 pops under stockholm convention
12 POPS under Stockholm Convention
  • Heptachlor
  • Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
  • Mirex
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Toxaphene
  • Aldrin
  • Chlordane
  • DDT
  • Dieldrin
  • Dioxins
  • Endrin
  • Furans
prtr vis vis stockholm
PRTR vis-à-vis Stockholm
  • Design of a National PRTR System to Strengthen National Capacities for the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention in Armenia
  • Global PRTR Project on POPs monitoring, reporting and information dissemination using Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
technical guidance on specific aspects of prtr design and implementation
Technical Guidance on Specific Aspects of PRTR Design and Implementation
  • Implementing a National PRTR Design Project – Guidance Document
  • Supplement 1: Preparing a National PRTR Infrastructure Assessment
  • Supplement 2: Designing the Key Features of a National PRTR System
  • Supplement 3: Implementing a PRTR Reporting Trial
technical guidance on specific aspects of prtr design and implementation cont
Technical Guidance on Specific Aspects of PRTR Design and Implementation (cont.)
  • Supplement 4: Structuring a National PRTR Proposal
  • Addressing Industry Concerns Related to Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
  • Guidance on Estimating Non-Point Source Emissions
  • Guidance for facilities on PRTR Data Estimation and Reporting
prtr cd rom
PRTR-CD ROM
  • International, regional and national legislation/policies
  • National and regional PRTR reports
  • International guidance documents on PRTR design
  • Estimation and reporting on emission releases
  • Public dissemination, right to know and PRTR data evaluations
  • PRTR websites
capacity building programme to facilitate the design of a prtr
Capacity Building Programme to Facilitatethe Design of a PRTR

Thank you for your attention!

Chemicals and Waste Management Programme

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Palais des Nations

CH-1211 Geneva 10

SWITZERLAND

Fax: +41 22 917 8047

www.unitar.org/cwm/