GEF-6 Belarus POPs Legacy and Sustainable Chemicals Management Project

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From July 19, 2018 to July 19, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  2. 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse

Project ID: 5532

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Waste management


  • Pesticide
  • Hazardous_chemical_waste


  • Human altered areas
  • Forests


  • Industrial site
  • Urban areas
  • General

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Management operation
  • Finance economy
  • Governance


  • Waste management
  • New/other financial schemes/mechanism
  • Inter-sectoral coordination

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Women decision making

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation
  • Reduce exposure

SDG target(s)

  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  • 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse

Conventions and protocols

  • Stockholm Convention (POPs)

Private sector(s)

  • Large corporations

Hot topic

  • Structural/system transformation

USD $8,600,000

Grant amount

USD $50,807,890

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($8,600,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Belarus

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