This project has been developed in accordance with the Joint Declaration adopted at the high-level International Forum "Uranium Tailings in Central Asia: Local Problems, Regional Consequences, Global Solution", held in Geneva on 29 June 2009. The Joint Declaration calls for a coherent approach in addressing threats to population and environment from hazardous radioactive waste.
The project will contribute to transform scientific knowledge and political will into development and implementation of prioritized interventions that include: (i) strengthening of regulatory, legislative framework and capacity for sustainable management of radioactive wastes; (ii) special initiatives for cleaning up and restoration of selected sites; (iii) initiatives for community development, including raising public awareness and attraction of social, environmental and economic investments; (iv) promotion of partnership between public and private sectors for recycling waste tailings.
Expected outputs of the project include the (i) establishment of effective coordination mechanisms between countries and (ii) development of a project proposals portfolio under the four priorities identified by the countries.
|Funding Agency||Amount (USD millions)||Notes|
|United Nations Development Programme||0.1|
|Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)||0.5|