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Create a painting, drawing or digital graphic art, to show us how you can make The Bahamas mercury free!   As part of the GEF 10585 – Development of Minamata Initial Assessment in The Bahamas, the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) and the Department of Planning and

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Since July 2021, the BCRC-Caribbean has been collaborating with the Suriname Waste Management Foundation (SUWAMA) on the project, Replacing single use plastic commodities in the economy of Suriname, which aims to assist Suriname in finding alternative solutions to deal with plastic at the source.  This project is part of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions’ Regional

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May 27, 2022 marked the launch of the collection drive for used and end-of-life mobile phones and the mascots under the campaign entitled HELLO-Helping Electronics Live Longer! Our mascots Cellma and Cellwyn will be the faces of the advertising and awareness-raising campaign, used to encourage citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to make a change and

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS) Programme aids in the safe and sustainable management of hazardous chemicals and waste in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Under the ISLANDS Programme, Component 4 relates to Coordination, Communication and Knowledge Management (CCKM), where the aim is to

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The Beetham Landfill is a non-engineered municipal waste disposal site situated at the edge of a Ramsar Mangrove Wetlands, specifically the Caroni Swamp Nature Reserve in Trinidad. Leachate and litter together with wastewater from Port of Spain pollute the Caroni Swamp. On December 02, 2021, a consortium led by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Programme entitled “Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island States (ISLANDS)” will support entry of thirty-three (33) SIDS in the Caribbean, Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean into a safe chemical development pathway. The global programme seeks to address the sound management of chemicals and waste through: Strengthening the

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The GEF ISLANDS Programme is one of the largest investments made by the GEF Waste and Chemicals Focal Area and consists of seven (7) Child Projects, three (3) of which will take place in the Caribbean. The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) is currently the executing agency

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) programme entitled “Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island States (ISLANDS)” will support the entry of thirty-three (33) SIDS in the Caribbean, Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, into a safe chemical development pathway. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is implementing a child project under this programme with GEF ID 10472 in three (3)

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The Follow-up Partnership to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) launched a call for project proposals in December 2020 to implement on-the-ground solutions developed by PACE for combatting the rising levels of e-waste. In addition to computing equipment, the Follow-up Partnership to PACE also seeks to ensure the environmentally sound management of mobile

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The Source Separation and Collection Pilot Project for Saint Lucia is part of the wider regional project GEF 5558: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Eight (8) Caribbean Countries. This regional initiative aims to result in the reduction of emissions of Unintentionally produced POPs (UPOPs) in five

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