POPs Monitoring Reporting and Information Dissemination using Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs)

Chile, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Peru, Ukraine

Implementation period: 2008 - 2010

Project Summary:

The Stockholm Convention (SC) requires Parties to exchange information (article 9), facilitate public information, awareness and education (Article 10) report to the Secretariat (Article 15) and periodically update implementation plans (Article 7). Article 10 explicitly acknowledges the value of Pollutant Release and Transfers Registers (PRTRs) for these purposes. The project implemented a Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in Chile, and designed a PRTR in Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Peru and Ukraine. A study in six Central American countries (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) on the feasibility of a PRTR system as a regional reporting system for chemicals management was also conducted.