Inter-agency and inter-sectoral cooperation at national and local levels to address POPs-associated problems.
Like most countries, responsibility for chemical safety in Kyrgyzstan is spread out among many government ministries. This report analyzes the role of each ministry in POPs regulation and assesses the degree to which they cooperate in the context of meeting Stockholm Convention goals. In addition, the report analyzes the degree to which different sectors such as public authorities, businesses and civil society institutions currently cooperate on matters related to POPs. The goal of the activity was to develop a mechanism to increase the effectiveness of Convention implementation by increasing the effectiveness of cooperation among agencies and sectors, including public participation in decision making. Independent Ecological Expertise makes recommendations to increase coherency and intersectoral cooperation to better implement country obligations under the Stockholm Convention, including a variety of needed laws, strengthening institutional capacity, establishing a coordination body, and development of a pollutant release and transfer registry (PRTR).
Report: Inter-agency and inter-sectoral cooperation at national and local levels to address POPs-associated problems