13.13 Terminal Report Format


1. / 1.  Background Information
1.1 Project Number
1.2 Project Title
Regional Workshop for the development of a regional approach for the environmentally sound management of POPs as wastes in Selected CEE Countries
1.3 UNEP Division/Unit
Secretariat of the Basel Convention (UNEP/SBC)
1.4 Implementing Organization
Slovak Environmental Agency
2. / 2. Project Implementation Details
2.1 Project Needs and Results (Re-State the needs and results of the project)
The workshop aims to catalyse efforts and provide direction in developing a regional approach for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of POPs as wastes in selected Central and Eastern European countries.
2.2 Project Activities (Describe the activities actually undertaken under the project, giving reasons why some activities were not undertaken, if any)
§  Prepare the basic documentation (format document for participants, supporting documents – UNEP/SBC “POPs Management Guideline”, UNEP ”Non-combustion technologies for POPs destruction”, document on recycling of PCB equipment and Directives, Regulations EC related to POPs).
§  Prepare the document on the regional situation relating to POPs wastes.
§  Prepare the proposal of starting points for a regional cooperation strategy in the area of POPs wastes.
§  Define and prepare a proposal for a regional project on PCB waste management.
§  Prepare the agenda of the Regional workshop, in cooperation with SBC.
§  Select and invite participants of the Regional workshop from 11 CEE countries of the BCRC Bratislava region, which have all endorsed the project. The participants were selected from a target group composed of officials from governments and governmental agencies (Ministries of Environment, Ministries of Economy, Environmental Agencies, etc.) who shall be requested to make a commitment that they will support the national follow-up action resulting from the workshop in their own countries.
§  Provide a conference room, air tickets and hotel accommodation for the invited participants as well as the transport from the airport to the hotel.
§  Coordinate the activities during the three days of the Regional workshop.
§  Prepare a Report of the Regional workshop, which contains the recommendations for a regional approach for the ESM of POPs as wastes.
§  Prepare Country-reports on the follow-up of the regional workshop. Each participating country is supposed to prepare a report summarizing the status of POPs as wastes related activities, the outcomes of the regional workshop for the country, and the national follow-up actions resulting from the workshop (This acitvity is still in progress.). BCRC Bratislava will coordinate the preparation of the country reports, and compile them to one document.
§  Finalize the project proposal on regional PCB waste management.
§  Prepare the Terminal Report.
§  Prepare the Financial Report.
2.3 Project Outputs (Compare the outputs generated with the ones listed in the project document)
§  To develop recommendations for a regional approach for the ESM of POPs waste
§  To make recommendations on how to undertake national inventories of POPs waste
§  To develop national strategies for the elimination of POPs waste
§  To undertake first investigations on which technologies are available and could be chosen for the environmentally sound transport, storage and destruction of POPs waste, taken into consideration cost-effectiveness.
§  To increase policy-awareness of the POPs waste issue in the region
2.4 Use of Outputs (State the use made of the outputs)
The project significantly contributed to building awareness amongst decision makers to accept the need for a cooperative approach within the region in order to effectively deal with POPs as waste.
2.5 Degree of achievement of the objectives/results (On the basis of facts obtained during the follow-up phase, describe how the project document outputs and their use were or were not instrumental in realizing the objectives / results of the project)
All objectives and expected outcomes listed in the project document were reached. According to the work plan and timetable of the project, a few tasks are still being implemented.
2.6 Determine the degree to which project contributes to the advancement of women in Environmental Management and describe gender sensitive activities carried out by the project.
The gender issues were observed while implementing the project. No discrimination has been observed from the project management.
No specific or gender sensitive activities were conducted by the project.
2.7 Describe how the project has assisted the partner in sustained activities after project completion.
The project significantly contributed to building awareness amongst decision makers to accept the need for a cooperative approach within the region in order to effectively deal with POPs as waste.
3 / 3.1 Conclusions
Participants expressed the need for a regional cooperation in the EECCA region with regard to (development of networks to address) each of the three different POPs waste types (pesticides, PCBs, PCDD/F) that will address the following:
§  Ensure synergies and coordination between POPs related regional initiatives
§  Development and delivery of communication strategies,
such as information materials, media outreach, education materials, etc.
§  Sharing knowledge and experience in all aspects related to the management and elimination of POPs waste and related wastes (obsolete pesticides) and provide a discussion platform
This includes a discussion forum, exchange of experts, meetings, workshops, seminars on the agenda as defined by the Parties etc.
Harmonization of methodologies and supportive tools, such as databases, is needed in order to maintain data exchange and comparability amongst the countries of the region.
Webpages, such as the one provided by the BCRC Bratislava, shall be used as an electronic conference which will be alive and present all inventories, legislation, countries guidelines, information on analytical laboratories, production names and producers, capacities for disposal of POPs waste, national experts and other documents and information related to POPs waste. That electronic conference will be useable for further specific questions at the workshops.
Additional thematical workshops shall be conducted on PCBs, obsolete pesticides and unintentional by-products.
During the workshops the results of the electronic conference regarding storage and decontamination facilities and methods, monitoring and analytical methods, legislation and any other related issue will be discussed. The needs and exact topics for the training of trainers will be identified.
§  Guidance for undertaking detailed inventories of PCBs, pesticides and dioxin and furans,
Including standardization of inventories, formats, data generation and gathering, monitoring plan for POPs waste and POPs.
Parties especially see a need to develop specific tools to conduct different types of inventories in EECCA countries
§  Training of the trainers and other stakeholders in the safe and effective completion of inventories for POPs wastes and stocks of obsolete pesticides,
Including the involvement of international experts, the transmission of field experience, and conducting equipment demonstrations
Parties especially expressed that training of trainers should be undertaken through study tours in CEE countries, which should focus on inventories, evaluation of data, monitoring and demonstration of practical experience in laboratories, through step-by step environmental inspections and any other things specified during the workshops.
EU standards and methodologies should be taken into consideration and reflected in the ongoing activities. Preparation of a background paper by each participating country on PCB inventories and national activities shall be prepared and provided to other Parties in the region.
§  Follow up activities for the National Implementation Plans of the Stockholm Convention in the countries,
Including the implementation of the action plans taking into account the “Regulation of the European Parliament and of the council on POPs and amending Directive 79/117/EEC, Art. 8”
§  Catalysing spin-off activities
§  Synergies with other initiatives and resources
Relevant initiatives must be identified.
§  Development and maintenance of information (exchange) resources
Including databases, publications, reports, regional and international legislation, websites, chat rooms, etc.
§  Recommend to each of the participating countries to inform the national stakeholders and to encourage them to actively contribute to the regional approach
§  Countries call Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) to support regional approach on POPs containing wastes and obsolete stockpiles taking into account the complexity of hazardous wastes management and disposal
This includes to make technical guidelines, training materials, the SBC PCB database, the FAO database on service provides, the FAO inventory formats for pesticides, expertise and personnel of the regional centres and representatives available and support Parties in their fund raising activities. With these activities, the EU legislation should be considered.
§  Mutual strategies on destruction and disposal of POPs and similar wastes taking into consideration the control system of the Basel Convention on transboundary movement
These strategies should take into consideration existing tools and facilities for destruction and disposal, international (mobile) facilities, and the option to export for disposal.
§  Requesting additional information, training and tools for the control of transboundary movement of hazardous wastes in the region.
§  Lobbying for political support
§  Call on other EECCA countries to join this initiative
3.2 Recommendations (Make recommendations to (a) Improve the effect and impact of similar projects in the future and (b) Indicate what further action might be needed to meet the project objectives / results)
Refer to 3.1, conclusions.
4. / 4. Attachments
4.1 Attach an inventory of all non-expendable equipment (value over US$ 1,500) purchased under this project indicating Date of Purchase, Description, Serial Number, Quantity, Cost, Location and Present Condition, together with your proposal for the disposal of the said equipment
4.2 Attach a final Inventory of all Outputs/Services produced through this project
Output Documentation:
·  Regional Workshop on the Preparation of a Regional Approach for the Environmentally Sound Management of POPs as Wastes in Selected Central and Eastern European Countries
Available at SBC’s web site under the section for Slovak Republic: http://www.basel.int/centers/projects.html