Chemicals and Waste Management

  • Fast Facts: Waste ManagementFast Facts: Waste ManagementOct 1, 2011
    The 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.

  • Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeFast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeMar 14, 2012
    The 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.

  • UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development PlanningUNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development PlanningJul 16, 2012
    This 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.

  • How is the Sound Management of Chemicals related to the MDGs?Apr 27, 2009
    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.

  • Cleanup, Storage, and Transport of Mercury Waste from Healthcare FacilitiesJul 22, 2010
    The 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 genderChemicals Management: The why and how of mainstreaming genderSep 25, 2007
    The 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.

  • Chemicals and genderMay 2, 2011
    Guidance 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.

  • Sustainable Management of Persistant Organic Pollutants in MauritiusApr 4, 2011
    This 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.

  • 2011 Annual Review of UNDP portfolio financed by GEF Chemicals Focal AreaNov 1, 2011
    This 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 Guide for Integrating SMC into development planningUNDP Guide for Integrating SMC into development planningAug 28, 2012