Project Profile
11 September 2017

            The regional project “Demonstration of BAT and BEP in open burning activities in response to the Stockholm Convention on POPs” approved by the Global Environmental Facility in March 2015 was launched in an Inception Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from May 18-20, 2015. Cambodia is one of five countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, the Philippines and Vietnam) chosen for the project implementation.

         The main objective of the project is to create resource efficient waste management systems to reduce UPOPs emissions through the introduction of BAT/BEP in open burning sources and achieve a reduction of approximately 90% of current PCDD/PCDF releases at the pilot demonstration sites in participating countries, Cambodia in particular. One component of the project is to raise awareness on risks and hazards associated with UPOPs and other related contaminants released during uncontrolled combustion of wastes and agricultural residues.

         The five components of the project include:
            I. Legislation improvement
            II. Institutional strengthening
            III. Demonstration activities on pilot sites
            IV. Education and awareness raising
            V. Monitoring and Evaluation.

        The Department of Environmental Education (DEE) of the General Directorate of Environmental Knowledge and Information, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) shall implement component 4 of the project which will involve two major activates:
           Activity 1: Awareness raising campaigns
           Activity 2: Educational programs