Chemicals and Waste Management

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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, 2012This 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.

  • Cleanup, Storage, and Transport of Mercury Waste from Healthcare FacilitiesJul 22, 2010The 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, 2007The 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.