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Detail of GEF Project #1466

GEF Project ID1466
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEnabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Ghana
CountryGhana
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaPOPs
Operational Program14
Approval Date2001-10-29
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-02-04
Project Completion Date2007-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNIDO
Executing AgencyEnvironmental Protection Agency
DescriptionThe overall objective of this enabling activities proposal is to strengthen national capacity and capability to deliver a comprehensive assessment of the threats posed by Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to human health and the environment. In the immediate and the long term the project seeks to:·Identify the main locations where POPs are emitted and used;·Assess the knowledge, the attitudes, and the practices of the industry in general with regard to POPs handling, storage and application;·Identify main uses and quantities of POPs which have not been prohibited and develop alternatives (e.g. waste transformer oils);·Intensify efforts in the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs and create awareness amongst decision makers, managers, the industry, end-users and the general public on POPs so as to facilitate the identification of alternative chemicals (substitutes). By achieving these objectives Ghana will meet the obligations of the Stockholm Convention, which seeks to protect human health and the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
Implementation StatusProject Completed.
GEF Project Grant
497,000 USD
GEF Grant
497,000 USD
Project Cost
497,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
497,000 USD
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