Survey of the Regional Distribution and Status of Asbestos-Contaminated Construction Material and Best Practice Options for its Management in Pacific Island Countries Report for the Cook Islands
This report covers the Cook Islands component of a survey of the regional distribution and status of asbestos-contaminated construction materials, and best practice options for its management, in selected Pacific island communities. The objectives of the survey are summarised as follows:
To assess the status of, and management options for, asbestos throughout the Pacific region; and
To develop recommendations for future management interventions, including a prioritised list of target locations.
This dataset hosts 31 individual environmental indicator assessments that are in the **State of Environment and Conservation in the Pacific Islands : 2020 Regional report.**
Regional indicators are used to understand the current status of conservation in the region and to establish a process for periodic reviews of the status of biodiversity and implementation of environmental management measures in the Pacific islands region.
Each Pacific regional indicator is assessed with regard to:
Data herein were collected under the PacWaste project consultancy works
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous and their Disposal (the Basel Convention) is the broadest and most significant international treaty on hazardous and other wastes.
This guidance document is primarily meant to be a practical guide for the national technical officials responsible for the collection of information for the preparation of the national reports that are to be submitted annually to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention.
The purpose of used lubricants and oil audit was to execute assessments on activities and services of organizations under sectors responsible in generating used lubricants and oil or its wastes in any regard. Used lubricants and oil (ULO) audit/ survey and inventory was executed under the requirements expected from the environmental audit protocol.
Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). It does not, however, address the movement of radioactive waste. This fact-sheet details the national reporting and implementation information for Kiribati as one of the parties to the convention.
This paper describes the work undertaken by Safety and Ecology Corporation Ltd (SEC) on Kiritimati Island, formerly known as Christmas Island. The discussion gives an overview of the type of remediation performed to remove the remains of the legacies left after British nuclear testing. The environment on and around Kiritimati Island has been greatly improved by the remediation carried out. All of the wastes that were to be removed from the island were safely removed from the island for either disposal or recycling.
The Kiribati Chemical and Waste Management Advice and Banaba Reconnaissance consultancy was undertaken from 15–29 July 2008. The consultancy was necessary due to several hazardous waste management issues identified on Tarawa and Banaba since 2005.
Although Tuvalu has no history of manufacturing persistent organic pollutants (POPs), this data-set consists of;
1. the first report (2008) that represents the first stepping stone for the country to outline strategies in order to meet its obligations under the Stockholm Convention, also given the chemical nature, including long range environmental transport of POPs that is a global concern.
2. The Tuvalu National Action Plan to reduce releases of unintentional persistent organic pollutants (u-POPs) 2018 - 2022
Faafetai Sagapolutele 2017
State of the Environment and Conservation in the Pacific Islands: 2020 Regional Report: Indicator 30 - Hazardous Waste
Here, hazardous waste is defined according to the Basel and Waigani Conventions, with categories listed in Basel Convention Annex I, Annex II and characteristics in Annex III. These include wastes that are explosive, flammable or prone to spontaneous combustion, poisonous or toxic, and infectious, among other characteristics.
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