Comprehensive Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs in Montenegro

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 16, 2017 to January 16, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  2. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  3. 12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices, reporting

Project ID: 5562

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Waste management


  • Hazardous_chemical_waste


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Direct support / Service Delivery


  • Capacity building
  • Monitor inventory
  • Management operation


  • Institutional capacity building
  • Waste/pollutants monitoring
  • Waste management

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  • 12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices, reporting

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Public-private partnership

About this project


The proposed project intends to support the country with the necessary technical and financial assistance to ensure that all the remaining PCBs in the country (estimated in not less than 900 t of PCB contaminated equipment and waste) are identified and disposed of. The project will be implemented side by side with the relevant institutional and industrial stakeholders, i.e. the Ministry for Sustainable Development and Tourism, EPCG, KAP and other holders of PCB containing equipment. Although the project expects to solve all remaining PCBs issues in the country, it will also ensure that enough capacity for the sound management of PCBs would have been built for the management of any further such hazardous waste identified in time after project's closure. The project will consist of the following four components which are: Component 1. Capacity strengthening on PCB management; Component 2. PCB Inventory, planning and establishment of public-private partnership; Component 3. Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of PCBs, andComponent 4. Monitoring, Learning, Adaptive Feedback and Evaluation


Comprehensive identification and disposal/treatment of PCB contaminated equipment and waste in the country.

USD $3,600,000

Grant amount

USD $19,803,691

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,600,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Montenegro

Project metrics

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