National Implementation Plan under the Stockholm Convention Unveiled

This Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plan (NIP) has been prepared by the Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) in the Ministry of Agriculture for the Government of Guyana, acting as the national focal point for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Guyana acceded to the Convention in September 2007 and the preparation of the NIP has been undertaken in fulfillment of the country's obligations under Article 7 of the Convention. The support of an enabling activity grant from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) for its preparation is gratefully acknowledged.

The preparation of this NIP follows the guidance issued by the Stockholm Convention and GEF, and systematically covers the country's present situation with respect to the presence and release of POPs in the country, the status of compliance relative to each provision of the Convention, and the national response adopted in the near and long term to the issue in the form of an Action Plan. The NIP has been prepared to cover all POPs current addressed by the Convention effective of its last amendment of annexes in 2011. This has been done within the overall framework of a strategic approach being pursued by Guyana respecting sound chemicals management and its national environmental and sustainable development strategies as imbedded in the National Development Program. It has been formally endorsed by the Government of Guyana in this context. Read More