Basel and Stockholm Convention | Small Grants Programme (SGP) on plastic waste


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Background

The SGP is designed to channel bilateral donor funds for implementing the Basel and Stockholm conventions through the regional centres of the Basel and Stockholm conventions. More information on the SGP can be found here.  The SGP on plastic waste falls under component 1 of the Norad-funded project ‘Further actions to address plastic waste under the Basel Convention’ (BRS-Norad-2). The projects to be implemented under the SGP on plastic waste will seek to build on the results being achieved under the Norad-funded project ‘Marine litter and microplastics: promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic waste and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic waste’ (BRS-Norad-1).

Scope of projects

Selected projects will seek to enhance capacities in partner countries to implement and enforce the Basel Convention and manage plastic waste in an environmentally sound manner. The projects may implement a range of activities to address plastic waste at municipal, national and regional levels, for example to adjust the legal frameworks; develop a national inventory; undertake trainings of custom authorities; implement financing, collection and recycling schemes; pilot testing best practices in relevant sectors; take action to eliminate hazardous constituents; develop a regional strategy; etc.

Projects will fall under either one or several of the following four results areas:

    (*) Controlling the transboundary movements (TBM) of plastic waste;
    (*) Improving the environmentally sound management (ESM) of plastic waste;
    (*) Preventing and minimizing the generation of plastic waste;
    (*) Reducing the risk from hazardous constituents such as persistent organic pollutants in plastic waste.

The projects may be implemented in one or several countries that are eligible to receive funding under the technical assistance programme of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions and are listed on the development assistance cooperation list of overseas development assistance (ODA) recipients and can feature activities at municipal, national and regional levels. It is important that each project ensures sustainability of the outcome at respective levels.

Parties that are interested in receiving support from the regional centres on the above-mentioned results areas should contact the Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres or Stockholm Convention Regional Centres.

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