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Opportunities

Open Opportunities with the BCRC-Caribbean 3 Dec Open Opportunities | Opportunities Request for Expressions of Interest – Expert on Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals The BCRC-Caribbean aims to support Caribbean Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Minamata Conventions with the fulfilment of their… Read more 30 Nov Open Opportunities

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News/Events

30 Nov Open Opportunities | Opportunities | Our News/Events Consultancy Notice – Graphic Artist (Trinidad and Tobago) The BCRC-Caribbean is currently executing the project: Demonstration of the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Used Mobile Phones in Trinidad… Read more 24 Nov Our News/Events Virtual regional training series on “Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment of

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Our Partners

The development and implementation of the Centre’s activities relevant to its regional role are advised by a Steering Committee. The Committee consists of members nominated by the fourteen (14) Parties who develop and endorse the Centre’s Business Plan for each biennium and oversee its implementation. The BCRC-Caribbean works with numerous international and regional partner agencies

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Our Team

The BCRC-Caribbean team is made up of a dynamic group of environmental, science and research practitioners, project management specialists and core administrative staff. The team members combine their global, regional and national experiences to ensure the successful execution of projects throughout the region and the provision of feasible recommendations for environmentally sound management of chemicals

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About Us

The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) aims to support Contracting Caribbean Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Minamata Conventions with implementing their international obligations to sustainably manage wastes and chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment. Support is provided through technical assistance and

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Conventions

Chemicals are increasingly produced and used throughout the globe in the manufacture of everyday products, for industrial, agricultural and household applications and in all other sectors. Similarly, increased production and use of products by individuals, families and businesses result in the generation of large quantities of wastes which must then be disposed of. Most countries,

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Projects

The BCRC-Caribbean supports its 14 member countries and other Caribbean Nations that request its assistance with fulfilling their obligations to the chemicals and waste management cluster of global multilateral agreements. This support is provided through execution of projects, organisation of awareness raising meetings and training workshops, dissemination of information and transfer of technology. GEF ISLANDS

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SAICM

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a policy framework to promote global chemical safety through its overall objective of achieving the sound management of chemicals throughout their life cycle so that by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human

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GEF ISLANDS

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) experience unique challenges with managing chemicals and waste due to their limited land mass, high population densities, limited resources, unique biodiversity, high risk of exposure to natural hazards and disasters, vulnerability to the effects of climate change, remoteness from global markets and small economies of scale. Most SIDS are primarily

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of toxic organic chemicals commonly found in some household products and chemicals, industrial chemicals and waste disposal sites and which have negative effects on human health and long-term wellness and the environment. Once released into the environment, these chemicals remain intact for long periods of time and become

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