Draft Proposal Priority settinag

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DRAFT PROPOSAL Priority-setting and Determination of Objectives for phase out of POPs in Support of the National Implementation Plan in Bangladesh ------------------- 1. Introduction The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was adopted in May 2001. Its purpose is to impose consistent management of Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs by all states. POPs have long been recognized as particularly harmful pollutants due to their adverse effect on human health and environment. Under the project “Bangladesh: Preparation of the POPs National Implementation Plan under the Stockholm Convention”, NIP is to be prepared for submission to the convention. NIP outlines how the government intends to implement the basic requirement of the convention. Preparation of the NIP includes 5 phases, namely, i. determination of the coordinating mechanisms and organization process; ii. establishment of a POPs inventory and assessment of national infrastructure and capacity; iii. priority-setting and determination of objectives; iv. formulation of a prioritized and costed NIP, and specific Action Plans; and v. endorsement of the NIP by stakeholder. 2.0. The Role of Priority-setting and Determination of Objectives in NIP Development The UNEP-World Bank interim guidelines for the NIP preparation and in particular phase three of the guideline outlines the objectives of priority–setting and determination of objectives. The purpose of Phase 3 is specifically: To develop country specific criteria for prioritizing health and environmental impacts of POPs; Assess the inventories of POPs conducted in the country as well as assessments of the legal regime and the infrastructure or operational capacity to manage POPs; Identify gaps in the inventory data, legal regime and shortfalls in infrastructure capacity; Set specific objectives for the country to manage POPs. 3.0 Basis for Priority-setting and Objectives Determination In Bangladesh The NIP Development Guidelines suggests that “the criteria should take into account health, environmental and socio-economic impacts and availability of alternatives” . in priority assessments and objectives setting for the development of the National Implementation Plan. 3.1. Inventory Reports
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In order to make the National Implementation Plan (NIP) the first and foremost task is to make the inventory of the POPs components. During last 6 months time separate inventory of 3 major categories of POPs has been made. The pesticide inventory reflects that out of the 9 POPs pesticides 2 (Mirex and Toxaphane) had never been used in Bangladesh, the latest 3 (Chlordane, Dieldrin and Hepatchlor) had been banned in 1997. The only POP pesticide, DDT had been produced in Bangladesh by the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) at their production plant at Chittagong which has also been closed down in 1993. However, a total amount of 495 Metric Ton of POPs pesticides comprising DDT 75% WP (locally produced) 12.79 MT, DDT 75WP
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