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Detail of GEF Project #2187

GEF Project ID2187
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEnabling Activities to Help Mexico Comply with the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaPOPs
Operational Program14
Approval Date2004-06-03
Project StatusCEO Approved
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyComission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
DescriptionThe main objective of the Project is the development of a National Implementation Plan (NIP) for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), such that Mexico can meet its obligations to the Stockholm Convention. The following preliminary objectives will be achieved as the NIP is developed: a) strengthening of institutional capacity in relation to POPs, which will facilitate the formulation and implementation of the NIP; b) evaluation of baselines for inventories of POPs, contaminated sites and obsolete stockpiles; c) assessment of socio-economic impacts related to reduction of the use of POPs, and health-related impacts due to exposure to POPs; d) promotion of exchange between stakeholders to outline national strategy towards POPs; and e) formulation and endorsement of NIP.
Implementation StatusThe GOM and the Bank is currently working on the Grant Agreement. Since the GOM nominated the CEC as executing agency for the project in 2002 (before the proposal for the Enabling Activity was drafted) a new endorsement letter from the Ministry of Finance is required and still pending. A financial management evaluation of CEC capacity to execute the project has been successfully carried out.
GEF Project Grant
500,000 USD
GEF Grant
500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
111,600 USD
Project Cost
611,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
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