The seminar “International experience and current Kazakhstan practice of implementing the pollutant release and transfer register” was held on November 2, 2017 in Pavlodar.

The organizer was the Center “Cooperation for Sustainable Development”. The seminar was held within the framework of the joint project of the “Information and Analytical Center for Environmental Protection” RSE and the UNITAR “Global PRTR Implementation Project as a Tool for Reporting POPs, Dissemination and Raising Awareness for Kazakhstan”.

At the seminar 45 people have participated. Including representatives of the Department of Public Health Protection, the Department of Ecology, the Department of Statistics, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management and other government agencies in the Pavlodar region, as well as mining, energy, oil refining, metallurgical and chemical industries, environmental design organizations and laboratories, Aarhus Center of Pavlodar and non-governmental organizations.

The main task of the seminar was to increase the potential capacity of specialists on the PRTR issue and formulate proposals for the development of methodological support for the introduction of PRTR in Kazakhstan.

Main provisions of the PRTR Protocol and international experience of its implementation, review of the PRTR introduction in Kazakhstan, current situation in the assessment of emissions and transfer of pollutants into the air, sewage, soil (from production and consumption wastes) were considered at the seminar.

The seminar participants took an active part in the discussion of the lists of pollutants for reporting on emissions into air, water and soil.

The seminar provided an opportunity to increase the potential capacity of specialists on the PRTR issue, to share experience and to formulate the most acceptable proposals for the development of methodological support for PRTR implementation in Kazakhstan.

 

 

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