Comprehensive Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs in Montenegro
Management of PCBs
The project intends to support the country with the necessary technical and financial assistance to ensure that all the remaining PCBs in the country (estimated in not less than 900 t of PCB contaminated equipment and waste) are identified and disposed of. The project is implemented side by side with the relevant institutional and industrial stakeholders, i.e. the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, CEDIS, UNIPROM KAP companies and other confirmed or potential holders of equipment contaminated by or containing PCB.
Although the project expects to solve all the remaining PCBs issues in the country, it will ensure that enough capacity for the sound management of PCB is built for the management of any further PCBs identified after project’s closure.
Montenegro has been a state party to the Stockholm Convention since March 2011 and in response to Article 7 the country developed its National Implementation Plan (NIP) in November 2013. After institutional strengthening, PCB management and elimination of equipment containing PCBs is the highest priority identified in the NIP. Several barriers were identified for Environmentally Safe Management of PCBs in Montenegro and the project aims to address these barriers by putting in place proper disposal practices that avoid release of PCBs in the environment.
It will support the country with the necessary technical and financial assistance to ensure that all the remaining PCBs in the country (estimated in not less than 900 t of PCB contaminated equipment and waste) are identified and disposed of. The project has as an objective: the comprehensive identification and disposal/treatment of PCB contaminated equipment and waste in the country.
- Capacity strengthening on PCB management;
- Development of PCB Inventory, planning and establishment of public-private partnership;
- Environmentally sound management (ESM) of PCBs.
PCB inventory developed
In total 1,605 tons of PCB contaminated waste, equipment and soil removed and permanently disposed
United Nations Development Programme
Global Environment Fund Truste
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO
DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS