Environment and Security Initiative – Transforming Risks into Cooperation in South Eastern Europe
Prevention and mitigation of trans-boundary environmental risks arising from hazardous pollution hotspots in particular from abandoned mines, tailing dams and chemical sites.
- Reduced local environmental and human health risks and minimized tensions among SEE countries through reduction of risk of accidental trans-boundary pollution arising from hazardous mining sites
- Improved trans-boundary and regional cooperation on identification, management and reduction of trans-boundary risks from hazardous activities
- Risk reduction measures implemented at up to three mining sites in the South East European region, to be chosen among those already prioritized. Remediation will follow the ‘Mining for Closure’ methodology developed by UNEP and best available engineering/technical solutions
- Regional replication and dissemination through SEE networks e.g.: cleaner production centers, mining expertise, capacity building and training of experts in cooperation with Western Balkans environmental programme, monitoring, public-private partnerships for technology transfer, interregional exchange
- Improved safety culture at hazardous activities, improved knowledge of authorities and operators personnel on risk and hazard assessment and safety reporting.
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