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Projects related to POPs wastes implemented through the BCCC- Uruguay Side Event on the Basel Convention Regional Centres COP 2 – Stockholm Convention.

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1 Projects related to POPs wastes implemented through the BCCC- Uruguay Side Event on the Basel Convention Regional Centres COP 2 – Stockholm Convention 1-5 May 2006 BCCC-URUGUAY

2 BCCC-Uruguay Framework Agreement - January 30th 2004 in Montevideo Between: Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Uruguay´s Gov. and Secretariat of the Basel Convention on behalf of the Conference of the Parties Headquarter: Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU) LATU : - infrastructure which includes laboratories, conference rooms - ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certified by the Swiss Association for Quality (SQS) and more than 200 tests accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

3 Vision of the BCCC-Uruguay Consolidate, together with the Regional Centres, a reference institution which leads the Latin American and the Caribbean countries in the process of capacity building, strengthening and specialisation, in the aim of minimising health and environmental risks in the chemicals and hazardous waste integrated management, within a framework of sustainable development.

4 Principal projects

5 Stockholm Convention Case Study 2004 Project SSC - BCCC Purpose: Cost: US$ 40,000 Outputs: Achieve activities related to the delivering of capacity-building and transfer of technology in accordance with article 12 of the Stockholm Convention - Practical Guideline on Environmentally Sound Management of Obsolete Pesticides in the Latin America and Caribbean countries -Regional Workshop on Obsolete Pesticides (Venezuela) -Regional Capacity building regarding stockpiles – life cycle approach.

6 Project SBC – BCCC – IDRC (Canada) Training of municipals technicians in sound environmental management of hazardous wastes 2005 Main Purpose: Train municipal technicians in the sound management of hazardous wastes in view of the local needs Cost: US$ 97,600 Outputs: - Guide for the Integral Management of Hazardous Wastes - Internet Modality Course on Management of Hazardous Wastes (30 participants of 17 countries) - Two Classroom Course (Ecuador and Cuba,82 participants in total). - Database of 589 municipalities from 19 Latin-American countries. Geographical Scope : Latin America

7 Training of municipals technicians in sound environmental management of hazardous wastes ( cont.) Course contents –Wastes Definition and Classification –Pollutants transport and liberation –Risks related to Hazardous Wastes –The International Agreements –Management of Hazardous Wastes (General Aspects, Wastes Streams, Plans of management) –Inventories –Strategies to avoid and to minimize the generation –Conditioning, Storage and Transport –Treatment and Final Disposal / Export –Location Criteria –Management of Contaminated Sites –Special Wastes Streams / Ex. Pesticide packages, Clinical Solid wastes, Used Lead Acid Batteries, Used oils, Used tyres, Used batteries, Scrap

8 Training of municipals technicians in sound environmental management of hazardous wastes Follow up-2006 New edition of the internet course ( May-July) Traslate the guide External evaluation of the project

9 Project BCCC – SBC-CNTL Brazil- Brazilian Ministry of the Environment Pilot programme for the minimization of impacts generated by hazardous wastes Cost:US$ 135,800 Purpose: Elaborate a methodology that allow to prepare guides for the sound management of various streams of hazardous wastes with the Environmental Authority interest and the involvement of the productive sector. Outputs –Three guidelines with technical information on each prioritised hazardous waste current –A guide with the methodology to study a hazardous waste stream in a productive sector

10 Workshops

11 Assessment of Existing Capacities and Capacity Building Needs for Persistent Organic Pollutants Analysis (POPs) in Developing Countries Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean - Montevideo, 5-9 Sep Consultation to the Rotterdam Convention on the prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade Montevideo, November 2005 Results: - Quality criteria to analyse POPs; - Needs to analyse POPs; - Sustainability criteria to analyse POPs; - Questionnaire on capacity to analyse POPs. Consultation about the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, with representatives of Perú, Colombia and Uruguay 67 participants – 24 countries

12 Next workshop Legal aspect at a national an international level for the implementation of the three Conventions. Coordinating Centre and UNEP Chemicals, with the cooperation of the Swiss Government.

13 Eng. Marisol Mallo Director


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