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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 the analytical work conducted with the objective to characterize the food and auto sectors to promote further pollution prevention practices. The essence of EPA research was published in two book chapters, forming part of the book “Green Energy to Sustainability: Strategies for Global Industries” (John Wiley & Sons Publishers). Read more here and consult the chapters in the Resource section.

Kazakhstan ratifies the Kiev Protocol on PRTRs

January 27 2020 Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan acceded to the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention), becoming the thirty-seventh Party to the Protocol. Kazakhstan is the first country in Central Asia to accede to the Protocol.

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 in the GRULAC Region.

7th Meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs

November 28 2019 Switzerland

At the seventh meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Protocol on PRTRs, Parties, other countries and stakeholders shared their experiences in establishing PRTRs, in particular focusing on their modernization and on major capacity-building needs.

3rd Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

November 7 2018

The 3rd Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers: "Promoting Informed Decisions for a Sustainable Future"

First PRTR reporting trial in Mongolia

October 22 2018 Mongolia

Did you know that during the long cold season the levels of air pollution in Ulaanbaatar are among the highest in the world?

Establishment of publicly accessible National PRTR approved by the Government of the Republic of Moldova

July 31 2018 Moldova

Based on Governmental Decision nr. 373 dated 24 April 2018, the creation of a national PRTR has been officially approved in the Republic of Moldova

International PRTR Week - Geneva, 7th-9th November 2018

July 27 2018 Switzerland

PRTRs: Promoting Informed Decisions for a Sustainable Future

National Inception Workshop and trainings on institutional and technical aspects of PRTRs in Mongolia

June 27 2018 Mongolia

A National Inception Workshop in Mongolia was followed by a 2-days training on technical and institutional aspects of PRTR, in the framework of the project “Strengthening Capacities for Developing National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in Support of SAICM Implementation in Mongolia”

Establishing a PRTR is Critical for China’s Hazardous Chemicals Management

May 8 2018

The report "PRTR: Establishing a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register in China”, published by IPEN and IPE, looks into the background and process of industrialized nations’ establishment of PRTR systems, as well as the key role they play in controlling and managing hazardous chemicals.

PRTR Inception Workshop Ecuador

May 8 2018 Ecuador

Inception workshop on the "Global Project on the Implementation of PRTRs as a tool for POPs reporting, dissemination and awareness raising for Belarus, Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Peru" in Ecuador

New PRTRs video-trainings released by UNITAR

April 24 2018

UNITAR has just released the first series of three video trainings on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) “hot-topics” like communication and dissemination of data; legal implementation and release estimation techniques

Training Workshop on PRTR Reporting in Kazakhstan

April 11 2018 Kazakhstan

Training workshop on reporting to the national PRTR in Kazakhstan

The Utility of TRI in Tracking Implementation and Environmental Impact of Industrial Chemistry Practices in the U.S.

April 4 2018

Read more about the utility of the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) in tracking implementation and environmental Impact of industrial chemistry practices in the United States on the chapter of the US EPA Toxics Release Inventory-Green Chemistry, written by Sandra Duque Gaona.

Launching of the project "Strengthening Capacities for Developing a National Pollutant Release and Transfer (PRTR) in Support of SAICM Implementation in Mongolia

March 23 2018 Mongolia

Launching of the project " Strenghtening Capacities for Developing a National Pollutant Release and Transfert (PRTR) in Support of SAICM Implementation in Mongolia".

Second Steering Committee, Training Workshop and Study Tour of the GEF Global PRTRs implementation project in Lima, Peru

March 9 2018 Peru

The second Project Steering Committee Meeting of the "Global Project on the Implementation of PRTRs as a tool for POPs reporting, dissemination and awareness raising for Belarus, Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Peru" was organized jointly by UNITAR and the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM), from the 5th to the 8th March 2018 in Lima, Peru

Training Workshop conducted on Release of Estimation Techniques (RET) for Environmental Authorities in Moldova

December 1 2017 Moldova

Workshop for Moldovan Environmental Authorities on Release of Estimation Techniques (RET), in the frame of the "Global Project on the Implementation of Pollutant Release and Transfer Register as a tool for POPs reporting, dissemination and awareness raising for Belarus, Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Peru"

Training workshop conducted for industries of the energy sector on Release of Estimation Techniques (RET) in Moldova

November 29 2017 Moldova

Workshop for industries representatives of the energy sector on Release of Estimation Techniques (RET), in the frame of the "Global Project on the Implementation of Pollutant Release and Transfer Register as a tool for POPs reporting, dissemination and awareness raising for Belarus, Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Peru.

Training Workshop conducted on Release of Estimation Techniques (RET) in Cambodia

October 18 2017 Cambodia

Workshop on the form of Training-to-Trainers in Cambodia, on Release of Estimation Techniques (RET), in the frame of the "Global Project on the Implementation of Pollutant Release and Transfer Register as a tool for POPs reporting, dissemination and awareness raising for Belarus, Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Peru"

PRTR Inception Workshop Moldova

February 19 2016 Moldova

Inception workshop on the "Global Project on the Implementation of PRTRs as a tool for POPs reporting, dissemination and awareness raising for Belarus, Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Peru" in Moldova