UNIDO training "Legal and practical aspects of PCBs environmentally sound management in Russia and abroad" has been successfully conducted
April 24, 2018
From 16 to 20 April 2018 the UNIDO CIIC in Russia conducted a 5-day training „Legal and practical aspects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) environmentally sound management in Russia and abroad“. The event was supported by the Russian National Coordination Center for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and the Regional Center for the Stockholm Convention on POPs (RECETOX, Czech Republic, Brno).
The training was attended by representatives of executive authorities, Russian energy complex, large industrial companies, research institutes and employees of the Environmental protection Centers of “Russian Railways” JSC.
The training program included all aspects of the safe PCB management in Russia and abroad. Ivan Holoubek, professor of Research Center for Toxic Compounds (RECETOX), spoke about the requirements of the Stockholm Convention on POPs in the part of PCB management and described the world experience in PCBs regulation. Leading specialists from the Republic of Belarus and Kazakhstan shared their experience in PCBs management and presented detailed reports to the audience. Also, the participants were given the lectures on hygienic regulation of PCBs in the Russian Federation, methods for analyzing and screening of PCBs in environmental components and materials, sampling of transformer oils and inventory of PCB-contaminated soil and water.
Within the framework of the training course, Mr. Eugene Tretyakov, the Head of the Russian National Coordination Center for the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs, spoke about the progress of the Russian Federation in the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs provisions, explained in which directions it is necessary to move in order to achieve the tasks assigned to our country. He thanked the organizers of the training for their contribution to the solution of the problem of PCBs in the Russian Federation, and also expressed a desire for further cooperation with UNIDO in the part of Stockholm Convention on POPs implementation in Russia, including the solution of a more specialized range of tasks in the field of PCB regulation.
At the end of the training, the students received certificates of completion of the course, as well as training and information materials. The participants highly appreciated the organizational structure of the training, emphasized the relevance of the knowledge gained and the effectiveness of the time allotted for training. Many listeners noted the practical value of the training materials and their applicability in their professional activities.