Viet Nam POPS and Sound Harmful Chemicals Management Project

Introduction

The project objective is the continued reduction of environmental and health risks through POPs and harmful chemicals release reduction achieved by provision of an integrated institutional and regulatory framework covering management and reporting of POPs and harmful chemicals within a national sound chemicals management framework and targeted development of POPs contaminated sites management capacity that builds on experience from GEF-4 projects and specifically built a management plan at provincial level to assess risk and implement release reduction measures at all the POPs contaminated sites in two provinces.

The specific project objectives are to strengthen national capacity on safety management of POPs and harmful chemicals; control and reduce release of POPs/PTS to environment from POPs/PTS contaminated site; perform a preliminary inventory of mercury sources and draft a roadmap on mercury reduction.

What are the project's key outcomes?

The project Objective is to continue the reduction of environmental and health risks through POPs and harmful chemicals release reduction.
The project intends to achieve this objective by provision of an integrated institutional and regulatory framework for better enforcement of the Stockholm Convention provisions, and covering the development of pilot PRTR system covering at least 20% of the industrial sources in an industrial province, for the management and reporting of POPs and Mercury. The project intend to work toward the creation of a national sound chemicals management framework and targeted development of POPs contaminated sites management capacity that builds on experience from GEF-4 projects.

Outcome 1.1. Overall policy framework and specific regulatory measures covering environmentally sound management of POPs and PTS through life cycle management developed and implemented.

Outcome 1.2. Key institutions have knowledge and skills to formulate and implement necessary chemicals and environment policies, consistent with sound chemicals management principles and international convention requirements

Outcome 2.1. National institutions provide comprehensive and coordinated ambient environment and receptor POPs /PTS monitoring that is consolidated into a national database and utilized for high quality reporting to the GoV/National Assembly and the Convention.

Outcome 2.2. National network of certified/ accredited POPs/PTS laboratory is established that support monitor of ambient environment and receptors.

Outcome 3.1. Key policies, regulations and technical guidelines for management of POPs contaminated sites are in place.

Outcome 3.2. Detailed Provincial Management Plan for the pilot Provinces completed that contribute better to the contaminated site management at large scale and the reduction of POPs/PTS release and emission in the pilot provinces.

Outcome 4.1. Mercury inventory results contribute to the development of awareness raising materials and the identification of national activities to implement Minamata Convention.

Outcome 4.2. Knowledge of Gov staff and public awareness of mercury sources and mercury releases/emission increased

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency



National Implementing Partner: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment /Viet Nam Environmental Agency
Co-National Implementing Partner: Ministry of Industry and Trade/ Viet Nam Chemical Management Agency

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