Eliminating POPs through Sound Management of Chemicals

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From February 6, 2020 to February 6, 2025

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  2. 3.9 Reduce deaths from pollution

Project ID: 5918

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Waste management


  • Unintentional POPs (e.g. furans, dioxins)
  • Hazardous_chemical_waste


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing
  • Health care
  • Tourism

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Law regulation
  • Management operation
  • Technology innovation


  • Institutional framework
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Waste management
  • Impact assessment
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Best available techniques & best environmental practices (BAT & BEP)

Social inclusion


Gender equality

  • Women decision making

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Sci-tech pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  • 3.9 Reduce deaths from pollution

Conventions and protocols

  • Stockholm Convention (POPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Structural/system transformation

Project objectives

To reduce the risks of POPs on human health and the environment through strengthening institutional capacity and the policy and regulatory framework for the sound management and disposal of chemicals, POPs and wastes, and developing sustainable systems for the sound collection, labeling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste.

USD $3,775,000

Grant amount

USD $59,401,076

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,775,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Maldives

Project metrics

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