THE BASEL CONVENTION REGIONAL CENTRE-CARIBBEAN
The Centre operates pursuant to the provisions of the Basel Convention, the strategic framework for its implementation (currently 2012 to 2021), and other related decisions of the COP to the Convention. The activities performed by the BCRC-Caribbean in relation to its regional role shall be conducted under the general guidance and in coordination with the SBC. as well as with the work of other BCRCs. The Centre forms an important functional and operational part of the institutional framework of the Basel Convention. The BCRC-Caribbean is meant to assist the Contracting Parties, through capacity building, in their efforts to implement and achieve the objectives of the Convention. Core functions of the BCRC-Caribbean are:
- Technology transfer,
- Information dissemination,
- Consulting, and
- Awareness raising.
The development and implementation of the activities of the Centre relevant to its regional role is advised by a Steering Committee. The Committee consists of members nominated by the Parties who develop and endorse the Business Plan for the Centre for each biennium and oversee its implementation. Currently, the primary source of funding for the operations of the BCRC-Caribbean comes from the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.