Continuing regional Support for the POPs Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention in the Latin American and Caribbean Region

Project General Information



00956

POPs Global Monitoring Plan in the Latin American and Caribbean Region

4881

Harmful substances and hazardous waste

Persistent Organic Pollutants

V

OP14 - Program for Reducing and Eliminating Releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Targeted Capacity Building

Reduce and eliminate production, use and releases of POPs

Building capacity on access and benefit sharing

The GEF is the financial mechanism of the Stockholm Convention and, as such, supports activities to meet its objectives. As reflected in Article 16 of the Convention, an important element for effective implementation of the convention is the availability of reliable information on POPs levels in humans and in the environment. Following the completion of the 1st Global Monitoring Report (UNEP/POPS/COP.4/33), the Conference of Parties requested in its decision SC-4/31 “the financial mechanism of the Convention (…) to provide sufficient financial support to further step-by-step capacity enhancement (…) to sustain the new monitoring initiatives with provided data for the first monitoring report.” The project is therefore in line with the GEF chemicals strategy’s objective 1: phase out POPs and reduce POPs releases.


Full Size Project(FSP)

Regional


Latin America and the Caribbean


Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Chile, Ecuador, Jamaica, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Cuba


GEF Trust Fund

Stage Grant to UNEP Grant to other IA Co-Financing UNEP Fee Other IA Fee
Project
$ 3,636,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 7,399,200.00 $ 363,600.00 $ 0.00


No

The GEF is the financial mechanism of the Stockholm Convention and, as such, supports activities to meet its objectives. As reflected in Article 16 of the Convention, an important element for effective implementation of the convention is the availability of reliable information on POPs levels in humans and in the environment. Following the completion of the 1st Global Monitoring Report (UNEP/POPS/COP.4/33), the Conference of Parties requested in its decision SC-4/31 “the financial mechanism of the Convention (…) to provide sufficient financial support to further step-by-step capacity enhancement (…) to sustain the new monitoring initiatives with provided data for the first monitoring report.” The project is therefore in line with the GEF chemicals strategy’s objective 1: phase out POPs and reduce POPs releases.


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Zahra Hassanali


External

DTIE


Executing Agency Category
Uruguay: Stockholm Regional Centre in Uruguay
UNEP Collaborating Center

Partner Category

Name Category Period
Zahra Hassanali

Low Risk

In addition, the project will contribute to the current efforts towards improving the understanding of human exposure to and environmental concentration of POPs at the national, regional and global levels including spatial and time trends. As such, the project will facilitate the adoption of effective risk reduction measures at the national and international levels, and therefore the minimization of the global risks to humans and the environment.




0



Other


Fiscal Year Project activities and objectives met


$ 0.00


No