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CBRN-COE
Project

Project 041: High Risk Chemical Facilities and Risk Mitigation in the AAF Region

Context

Higher chemical production and use increase the probability of accidental releases during production, storage, distribution, consumption and disposal of chemicals. Unexpected discharges may permanently damage soil, water and with strong adverse impacts on the environment, more and more pervasive, actually threatening human health. Accidental releases can also lead to emergencies such as fire or explosion.
It is essential for African countries to enhance capacity building for prevention and control of chemical hazard together with measures for reaction and recovery in case of accident.

Objectives

The overall objective is to enhance sound chemical hazard management within the African Atlantic Façade Region in order to prevent the occurrence of high risks chemical accidents inside and around all important chemical installations. Partner countries need also to be able to develop a rapid and appropriate response in case of chemical accident for limiting the impact on human health and on the environment.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

Participants

Expertise France - Agence Francaise D'expertise Technique Internationale (French public agency for international technical assistance) (AFETI)

Website
https://www.expertisefrance.fr/

Institut national de l'environnement industriel et des risques, France (French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks) (INERIS)

Website
http://www.ineris.fr/fr

Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies) (FIIAPP)

Website
https://www.fiiapp.org/en/

This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.