Global Lead Network: TLPP: Who We Are and What We Do
TLPP: Who We Are and What We Do
Mission: The Trust for Lead Poisoning Prevention promotes environmental health in the developing world through integrated approaches to prevention that highlight lead poisoning and toxics pollution as key case studies. The Trust’s overarching goal is to help catalyze and replicate internationalized solutions to sustainable development: solutions that engage all elements of the international system in reinforcing action – from the community to the international.
1) International Action Plan for Preventing Lead Poisoning – The Action Plan is widely recognized as providing the policy framework for coordinated prevention efforts at the community, national, regional, and international levels. The Trust disseminates the Action Plan – now available in English, Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish – through the global lead network and utilizes it as the foundation of its policy advocacy and participation in international and regional fora. The Trust is in the process of revising and updating the Action Plan to reflect the imminent worldwide elimination of leaded gasoline
2) Partnerships – The Trust is a participating partner in two post-World Summit on Sustainable development partnerships. The Trust was a founding partner of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) eight years ago. The Trust along with other partners successfully urged the PCFV to identify the global elimination of leaded gasoline as one of its core objectives. The Trust is also a founding partner in the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead in Paints. From its inception, the Trust has catalyzed awareness-raising campaigns to call attention to the underestimated or ignored contribution of lead-based paint to the international dimensions of lead poisoning.
3) Finish the job project – The finish the job project initially aims to achieve the comprehensive worldwide elimination of leaded gasoline and lead-based paint, which would represent a signal public health victory that should in turn serve as a springboard to control and eliminate the other, multiple sources of lead and toxics. The Trust is urging a follow-up process that would systematically address under the principles of its Action Plan other sources of lead exposure (such as batteries), while concurrently developing the framework for a coordinated broader approach to metals pollution (e. g., mercury, cadmium, lead, and manganese).
4) Internationalized Approaches – The Trust fosters projects that tie community-based initiatives into international perspectives. The Trust’s network facilitates communities working together through interlocal communication and exchange of best practices and lessons learned. Moreover, the Trust convenes side events at UN meetings to engage local groups in international processes relevant to sustainable communities. The Trust works to ensure that possible international contributions to lead poisoning and toxics pollution (through consumer products, cottage industry, waste streams, cultural practices) are enfolded into community needs and resources assessments.