As International Technical Experts, BRI is assisting several small island developing states of the Caribbean as part of a regional Minamata Initial Assessment. The Basel Convention Regional Center for the Caribbean, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is implementing the regional MIA project and BRI is providing expertise to assist with the development of national mercury inventories for each participating country using UNEP's Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases. The results of this regional MIA will assist countries with meeting requirements outlined by the Minamata Convention to reduce mercury in the environment and exposure of mercury to humans.
Formal Capacity: International Technical Expert
Project Lead: David Buck
Funding Agency: UNEP/GEF
Implementing Agency: Basel Convention Regional Center for the Caribbean
The Caribbean region comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays, which generally deliniate the northern and eastern boundaries of the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean islands are organized into 30 territories including soverign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. Currently, BRI is working with four Caribbean Island Nations including Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago to conduct MIAs.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
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