Eliminating Persistent Organic Pollutants from the Environment

Summary

What We Do

With funds from the Global Environment Facility, UNDP assists the government in meeting the obligations under the Stockholm Convention. Our support seeks to minimize the release of POPs from the pesticide stockpiles; improve the legislation; and build national capacities in the POPs disposal management.

Results



  • 230 tons of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) exported from Georgia and incinerated in an environmentally sound manner.
  • Releases from the obsolete pesticide dump minimized.
  • Legal and administrative skills and knowledge for the POPs related hazardous waste management enhanced.

Who finances it

Total Budget US$ 1,150,000
UNDP US$     150,000
GEF US$   1,000,000

Delivery

2014 US$ 706,691.84
2013 US$ 189,256.80
2012 US$ 183,327.90
2011 US$   28,714.02
Overview
Status:
Completed
Start Date:
November 2011
End Date:
March 2015
Geographic Coverage:
National
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Georgia, Local Municipalities
Budget:
US$ 1,150,000
Funded by:
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 12: Responsible consumption, production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Find out more about SDGs
Project Document
Contact Person in UNDP

Nino Antadze
Environment and Energy Team Leader
nino.antadze@undp.org