SCRC
The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity Building and the Transfer of Technology (SCRC) in the Czech Republic is a body supporting sound chemicals management in the Central and Eastern European region and worldwide.
 

About the Regional Centre

The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity Building and the Transfer of Technology (hereafter referred to as Regional Centre) in the Czech Republic was endorsed by the decision SC-4/23 by the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (COP4) in 2009.

The Regional Centre is a part of the RECETOX, which is an independent Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment operating within the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. RECETOX has its seat in the new University Campus in Brno Bohunice.

The Regional Centre provides long-term support in chemicals management to 23 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and serves as a strategic scientific partner for over 30 countries in Africa and Asia. The Regional Centre also works as a project partner with UNEP, UNIDO and UNDP to build environmental capacities in developing countries and organizes conferences, workshops, and summer schools. It also provides its scientific capacities, other expertise and long-term experience in finding practical solutions for environmental challenges to all interested stakeholders including other Stockholm Convention Regional Centres, secretariat of the Stockholm Convention (or Joint secretariat of the three conventions) and international organizations.

Activities of the Regional Centre are supported by the long term contract with the Ministry of the Environment of hte Czech Republic in the first place and through available funding from RECETOX research projects and capacity buiding activities.

Director of the Regional Centre is to coordinate activities, cooperate with stakeholders and identify opportunities to use research outputs, expertise and instrumentation, laboratory and other capacity of the RECETOX to respond to needs of its stakeholders in chemicals management, to accelerate the implementation of the Stockholm Convention, and other global instruments in the field of chemicals and wastes and to contribute and to find solutions to pressing environmental issues.