UPOPs Reduction through BAT/BEP and PPP-based Industry Chain Management in Secondary Copper Production Sector in China

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 3, 2016 to August 3, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  2. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  3. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management

Project ID: 5383

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Persistent organic pollutants


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


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Support functions


  • Technology innovation
  • Governance
  • Law regulation


  • Best available techniques & best environmental practices (BAT & BEP)
  • Institutional framework
  • Pollution control

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management

Conventions and protocols

  • Stockholm Convention (POPs)

Private sector(s)

  • Financial intermediaries and market facilitators

Hot topic

  • Health

About this project


The five-year project will help China to fulfill its requirements under the Stockholm Convention. The project aims to reduce releases of UPOPs from secondary copper production in China, to reduce negative impacts on human health and the environment. The project will achieve this project objective through the introduction and demonstration of BAT/BEP technologies and sound process control. The project as outlined is structured around four components: Component 1 will support the development and improvement of the regulatory framework, strengthen institutional and management capacities, and enhance coordination with other multilateral environmental conventions; Component 2 supports the development of required infrastructure and the demonstration of BAT/BEP technologies and PPP-based industry chain management focusing on the introduction of international technologies; Component 3 will develop a national replication plan of BAT/BEP for the secondary copper smelting industry based on the demonstration results and experiences gained; 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 will be strengthened to achieve implementation effectiveness and efficiency.


The project aims to address and achieve reduction of POPs emissions in the secondary copper production sector in China. A national replication programme will be developed to disseminate demonstration results, through promotional activities to roll-out BAT/BEP for national replication.

USD $12,900,000

Grant amount

USD $52,750,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($12,900,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of China

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