Update of Barbados’ Persistent Organic Pollutants Inventory


The Global Environment Facility funded project (GEF#5558)Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Caribbean, is being executed by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean). CARPHA was contracted to provide technical services as per output 1.1 for the update of National Implementation Plans and Inventories for POPS to advance their reporting obligations to the Stockholm Convention.There are currently 26 POPs (14 of which have been recently added) covered by the Stockholm Convention which requires its Parties to take measures to eliminate or reduce releases to preventand minimize adverse effects on health and the environment. The implementation of this project will assist countries of the Caribbean region with addressing pollution and contamination issues associated with improper and unsafe chemical and waste management practice.


Within the overall objective of the Stockholm Convention, which is to protect human health and the environment from POPs, the project was conducted to strengthen the capacity of Barbados, who is a Member Party of the Stockholm Convention, to comply with and implement the Convention by identifying and allocating human, institutional and infrastructural resources to Update and complete the Barbados POPs inventory which will used to inform the National Implementation Plan (NIP)

BGI was integral in collecting, analyzing and reporting the data used for developing the POPs inventory.