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.

Objectives of the Regional Centre

  • Support implementation of the requirements and measures in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (in line with decisions SC-2/9 and SC-3/9) and provide support and cooperation to its partners through capacity building and the transfer of technology for moitoring, sampling and analytical methods and approaches, environmental modelling, data analyses, ecotoxicology and risk assessment.
  • Contribute to solution of environmental problems – identification of environmental contamination, case studies, design and cooperation in set up and operation of laboratory infrastructures and monitoring networks, transfer of research findings in to practice, data generation, their effective management and use; risk assessment and assistance/consultancy in remediation, decontamination of contaminated sites/environmental hotspots.
  • Accelerate ratification of and implementation of global instruments for sound management of chemicals and waste and link available information on environmentl science (environmental chemicstry, ecotoxicology, effects of chemicals on living organisms, environment and health risk assessments and evaluation of effects of environment contaminated by chemicals on biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Contribute to development and operation of specialized regional centres able to provide technical assistance (among others capacity building and the transfer of technology and know how) within its field of expertise also to Parties and stakeholders outside its geographical region.

Key areas of our work

Our Regional Centre provides assistance in the following fields (no order of importance):

  • Capacity building and training of both technical staff and decision makers
  • Monitoring
  • Data generation and efficient data management and use
  • International cooperation to support capacity building
  • Research projects and joint cooperation
  • Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Cooperation with other Regional Centres (SC/BC)
  • Awareness Raising
  • Cooperation and coordination among global legally binding instruments on chemicals management as well as other related tools – synergies