Strengthening capacity of pollution victims and NGOs to increase chemical safety
In years 2012-2014 we cooperated with the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) and a chinese NGO Green Beagle on im plementation of a project "Strengthening the Capacity of Pollution Victims and Civil Society Organizations to Increase Chemical Safety in China." The EU-funded action of IPEN is known informally as the China Chemical Safety Project and it aimed to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and communities in China impacted by pollution and to increase chemical safety in China.
The project consisted of the following elements:
- Improving capacities of impacted communities and civil society organizations for involvement in policy making
- Training on public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Generating new publicly available data about pollution and impacted communities that contribute to increased implementation of local and national chemical safety policies
- Raising awareness on emissions-related pollution
The project included monitoring of pollution and promotion of results, enabling local communities to address 15 pollution cases, release of a book or training of victims of pollution and staff of Chinese NGO as well as other activities.
Further details on the project as well as publications can be found at IPEN website