Integrated Persistent Organic Pollutants (IPOPs) Management Project

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau has engaged AECOM to provide Consulting Services for the Conduct of National Inventory of POPs Contaminated Sites and Development of National Strategy for the Management of POPs Contaminated Sites under the Integrated Persistent Organic Pollutants (IPOPs) Management Project- GEF Grant No. TF095839. AECOM team shall implement the Project in two major phases with specific objectives as indicated below:

Phase 1: Conduct of National Inventory of POPs Contaminated Sites
The management and development of a national inventory of possible sources of POPs is an obligation from the Stockholm Convention and part of the national action plan on POPs. The development and maintenance of source inventories for POPs are provisions laid down in the Stockholm Convention, Article 5 (a) (i).

Phase 2: Development of national strategy for management of POPs contaminated sites
Being semi-volatile, POPs can be transported over long distances through the atmosphere before settling down. For this reason, they are often found in places remote from the original source. Due to their lipophilicity and environmental persistence, POPs have the ability to bioaccumulate and biomagnify in the food chain.

Objectives
The objective of Phase 1 of this proposal is to develop a strategy to fulfill the provisions on inventory development under the Stockholm Convention.
The main objective of phase 2 is to define and describe the country’s strategy, commitment, and measures it intends to undertake for the long-term monitoring and remediation of POPs contaminated sites. It is also the aim to raise awareness among relevant stakeholders, mobilize them to address the issue, and provide a basis for funding for plan implementation from both national and international funding institutions.

Clean Air Asia shall function as the Environmental Lawyer for the project with the following specific tasks:

  • Provide review of the liabilities on the legal aspect of the approaches in the Philippines and of other countries with respect to POPs contaminated sites
  • Lead and organize the conduct of group discussions, workshops, consultations, and presentations to communicated identified liabilities to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Prepare a comprehensive summary on liabilities in the approaches in the Philippines and of other countries with respect to POPs contaminated sites
  • Provide inputs on legal concerns in the development of the national strategy for the management of POPs contaminated sites

Donor: AECOM and Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

Duration:September 2012 – February 2014 (2.5 years)

Contact Persons:
Glynda Bathan-Baterina, glynda.bathan(at)cleanairasia.org