Chemicals and Waste Management for Sustainable Development

Published on 21 Apr 2015
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Summary

The brochure (in English, French and Spanish) summarizes the impact of UNDP-supported activities to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, illustrates linkages with proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and charts the way forward. The brochure captures results and best practices of our support to reduce and eliminate POPs, featuring China, Georgia, Honduras, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Nigeria, and Viet Nam as well as a regional project in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

As of May 2015, UNDP is supporting 84 countries implement POPs-related projects, amounting to US $156 million in GEF grants and US $392 million in co-financing. Consequently, 9,500 tonnes of POPs have been safely disposed and 335,000 tonnes of contaminated wastes have been safeguarded. To ensure sustainability, globally, 300,000 people have been trained globally on POPs management and 65 national regulations on safe management of POPS have been adopted with UNDP support. These efforts have helped 220,000 people reduce their high-risk exposure to POPs.

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