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What is a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register?

- Do you know what is happening in your neighbourhood?
- Do nearby industrial facilities release toxic chemicals?
- What kinds of toxic chemicals are they releasing?

A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) can help you find these answers!

Welcome to UNITAR’s PRTR Platform. Here, you can learn more about different aspect of PRTR, with our virtual classroom PRTR:Learn, as well as on-going projects and event related to PRTRs. A resource section is also available and provide a collection of international guidance on PRTRs as well as country-specific documents and strategies regarding a PRTRs’ implementations. And don’t forget to join a growing PRTR community on the social networks, to share experience and learn more about PRTRs.

The Automotive and Food manufacturing sectors: Environmental impact of pollution prevention

May 1 2020

Recently, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leading authority of the national Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), published the findings of th...

Kazakhstan ratifies the Kiev Protocol on PRTRs

January 27 2020

Kazakhstan acceded to the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Parti...

Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 11 2019

Colombia signs the Escazú Agreement becoming the 22nd signatory to the regional treaty on access to environmental information and PRTR development i...