In order to enhance the capacity of Party countries to treat PCBs in an environmentally sound manner, the Secretariat has initiated capacity building activities on PCBs. An electronic training tool on the Basel Convention technical guidelines on POPs wastes, including the guidelines on PCBs, has been developed. The training tool provides information on the technical guidelines on POPs wastes in a simple and interactive manner.
To further enhance the effectiveness of the training tool and to provide support to relevant personnel on the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of PCBs, regional workshops were organised by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention in 2009 and 2010. These workshops are joint training workshops on PCBs and POPs wastes and aim at assisting developing countries and countries with economies in transition in implementing the POPs waste guidelines.
For more information, please read the Programme for the Regional training workshops on PCBs and POPs wastes.