Implementing Sustainable Low- and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States - CLME+ HUB

ISLANDS    Implementing Sustainable Low- and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States verify


Brief Description:
Waste management is an issue of increasing importance for island nations globally, with growing populations, rapid development and increasing amounts of imported goods all putting pressure on SIDS to safely manage and dispose of toxic and polluting substances. Because of their low economic growth, high density and significant environmental vulnerabilities, however, many countries in the Caribbean lack the capacity to sustainably manage increasing waste production. Under the Programming Directions for the 7th funding cycle of the Global Environment Facility (GEF 7), a specific allocation was made for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for chemicals and waste management. The programme entitled ISLANDS was approved by the GEF Council in June 2019. The global program seeks to address the sound management of chemicals and waste through strengthening the capacity of sub-national, national and regional institutions, strengthening the enabling policy and regulatory framework in these countries and unlocking resources to implement sound management of chemicals and waste. This will be achieve through 4 components: 1) preventing future build-up of chemicals in the SIDS environment; 2) safe management and disposal of existing, historically produced wastes posing an immediate risk to people and natural resources; 3) promoting systems for future management of wastes and chemicals entering SIDS by adopting and putting into practice 3R approaches including increased recovery of resources from wastes by adopting the principles of sustainable consumption and production; 4) sharing knowledge and experience across all regions to address issues common to all SIDS and to stimulate inter regional cooperation to combat major global level challenges posed by wastes such as plastics, electronics and other major pollutants.

La gesti贸n de desechos en un tema de creciente importancia para las naciones insulares a nivel mundial. Poblaciones en crecimiento, un r谩pido desarrollo y cantidades cada vez mayores de productos importados presionan a los peque帽os estados insulares en desarrollo (PEID) para que administren y eliminen de manera segura las sustancias t贸xicas y contaminantes. Sin embargo, debido a su bajo crecimiento econ贸mico, alta densidad y vulnerabilidades ambientales significativas, muchos pa铆ses del Caribe carecen de la capacidad de gestionar de manera sostenible la producci贸n aumentada de residuos. En virtud de las Instrucciones de Programaci贸n para el s茅ptimo ciclo de financiaci贸n del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (FMAM 7), se realiz贸 una asignaci贸n espec铆fica para los PEID para la gesti贸n de productos qu铆micos y desechos. El programa titulado ISLANDS fue aprobado por el Consejo del FMAM en junio de 2019. Este programa global busca abordar la gesti贸n segura de los productos qu铆micos y los residuos mediante el fortalecimiento de la capacidad de las instituciones subnacionales, nacionales y regionales, el fortalecimiento de las pol铆ticas y el marco regulador en estos pa铆ses y el desbloqueo de recursos para implementar la gesti贸n segura de los productos qu铆micos y los residuos. Esto se lograr谩 a trav茅s de 4 componentes: 1) prevenci贸n de acumulaci贸n futura de productos qu铆micos en el entorno de los PEID; 2) gesti贸n segura y eliminaci贸n de desechos existentes producidos hist贸ricamente que representan un riesgo inmediato para las personas y los recursos naturales; 3) promover sistemas para la gesti贸n futura de los desechos y productos qu铆micos que ingresan a los PEID mediante la adopci贸n y puesta en pr谩ctica de enfoques 3R (rehusar, reducir, reciclar), incluida una mayor recuperaci贸n de los recursos de los desechos mediante la adopci贸n de los principios de consumo y producci贸n sostenible; 4) compartir conocimientos y experiencias en todas las regiones para abordar problemas comunes a todos los PEID y estimular la cooperaci贸n interregional para combatir los principales desaf铆os a nivel mundial que plantean los desechos como los pl谩sticos, la electr贸nica y otros contaminantes importantes.
Lead Organization : Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean
Donor: Global Environment Facility
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Geographic Scope: Multicountry (regional)
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update: 31/03/2020

Start Date: 13/06/2019
End Date: 13/06/2025
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Project Profile Manager: Jewel Batchasingh
Contact Email: jewel.batchasingh@bcrc-caribbean.org
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Grant (USD): $21,000,000.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Antigua and Barbuda  Bahamas  Barbados  Belize  Cuba  Dominica  Dominican Republic  Guyana  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Saint Lucia  Suriname  Trinidad and Tobago
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