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 build capacities for POPs monitoring, data analysis, risk assessment, environmental modelling, data analyses, ecotoxicology and risk assessment.
  • Enhance implementation of Minamata, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions and strengthen SAICM beyond 2020 global chemicals management
  • Contribute to finding solutions of triple planetary crisis (jointly addressing pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss)
  • Strengthen laboratory infrastructures and networks and contribute to efficient data management and use by developing global environmental database systems
  • Promote policies to minimise human exposure to toxic chemicals

Key areas of our work

SCRC Czech Republic provides assistance in the following fields (no order of importance):

  • Capacity building and training of both technical staff and decision makers in legal, policy and technical issues on implementing BRS Conventions
  • Monitoring of toxic chemicals in the environment and humans
  • Data generation and efficient data management and use
  • Awareness Raising and information exchange
  • Cooperation and coordination among global legally binding instruments on chemicals management and waste – synergies within chemicals waste cluster and beyond
  • International cooperation to support capacity building
  • Research projects and joint cooperation

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