Phase out of Endosulfan in China

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From May 9, 2017 to December 9, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability
  2. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  3. 12.a Build developing country capacity on sustainable consumption, production

Project ID: 6054

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Persistent organic pollutants


  • Pesticide


  • Human altered areas


  • Contaminated sites

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Normative support


  • Technology innovation
  • Management operation
  • Monitor inventory


  • Institutional capacity building
  • Transition to safer alternatives
  • Innovations in techniques/ approaches
  • Sustainable land management
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Knowledge/Data management

Social inclusion


Gender equality

  • Women farmers

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation
  • Reduce exposure

SDG target(s)

  • 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability
  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  • 12.a Build developing country capacity on sustainable consumption, production

Conventions and protocols

  • Stockholm Convention (POPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


The four-year project will help China to fulfill the requirements of the Stockholm Convention. The project aims to address endosulfan phase out by biological control and alternative technologies in cotton pest management in China. The project will achieve this project objective through demonstration of biological control andalternative technologies in pilot locations that will lead to subsequent complete phase-out of endosulfan in China through the implementation of a national replication programme prepared under this project. The project as outlined is structured with four components: Component 1 will strengthen institutional and management capacities to ensure efficient and effective project management; Component 2 will develop and demonstrate integrated technical models of biological control and alternative technologies; Component 3 covers thepreparation of a national replication programme and work plan, when implemented, will achieve complete 2 phase out of endosulfan in China; Component 4 supports the monitoring and evaluation of the project and dissemination of experience and lessons learned, something that is seen as useful for other developing countries dealing with the issue globally. In addition; project management capacity at national and the demonstration locations will be strengthened to achieve implementation effectiveness and efficiency.


The project will address the phase-out of endosulfan by Biological Control and Alternative Technologies in Cotton Pest Management in China.

USD $1,980,000

Grant amount

USD $7,920,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,980,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO)

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