Chemicals and Waste Management

  • Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeMar 14, 2012Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeThe Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement that aims to protect the earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS). UNDP provides technical and policy advisory services, supports capacity-building, technology transfer, technical assistance and training, helping countries make progress towards a low carbon economy.

  • Fast Facts: Waste ManagementOct 1, 2011Fast Facts: Waste ManagementThe inadequate management of chemicals and waste can pose serious threats to human health and the environment and undermine economic and social development. At greatest risk are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

  • UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development PlanningJul 16, 2012UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development PlanningThis publication provides an overview and update on the progress of the UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning processes.

  • Apr 27, 2009How is the Sound Management of Chemicals related to the MDGs?The flyer briefly shows how the sound management of chemicals is related to the MDGs. It presents ways in which proper use of chemicals can contribute to poverty reduction, achievement of universal primary education, empowerment of women and gender equality, reducing child mortality, improvement of maternal health, and environmental sustainability.

  • Jul 22, 2010Cleanup, Storage, and Transport of Mercury Waste from Healthcare FacilitiesThe UNDP GEF project involves demonstrating best practices for the management of mercury waste and promoting mercury-free devices. As health facilities phase out mercury devices, proper methods of storage and transport are needed. This document is intended for project countries where national norms and guidelines for cleanup, storage, and transport of mercury waste do not exist at this time.

  • Chemicals Management: The why and how of mainstreaming genderSep 25, 2007Chemicals Management: The why and how of mainstreaming genderThe publication, part of the Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines Series, provides an approach to mainstreaming gender in chemicals management, together with a discussion of priorities for UNDP support to assist partners with mainstreaming gender considerations at each step of a national process to develop or strengthen a sound management of chemicals regime.

  • May 2, 2011Chemicals and genderGuidance document describes important linkages between development, gender, and chemicals management. While policymakers are beginning to understand the important role played by the sound management of chemicals in economic and social development, it is also important to recognize the significant linkages between gender and chemicals.

  • Apr 4, 2011Sustainable Management of Persistant Organic Pollutants in MauritiusThis publication documents objectives, results and lessons of UNDP-supported and GEF co-financed project to assist the Government of Mauritius in its efforts to improve the management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the country.

  • Nov 1, 20112011 Annual Review of UNDP portfolio financed by GEF Chemicals Focal AreaThis report assesses the performance in 2010-2011 of the portfolio of UNDP projects funded through GEF focal areas on chemicals. The report documents results, impact, lessons, and experiences emerging from the portfolio.

  • UNDP work on POPs 2013Mar 14, 2013UNDP work on POPs 2013