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Detail of GEF Project #3344

GEF Project ID3344
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameInitial Assistance to enable the Cook Islands to fulfill its obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS). (NIP for Cook Islands)
CountryCook Islands
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaPOPs
Operational Program14
Strategic ProgramPOPS-2
Pipeline Entry Date2006-12-18
Approval Date2008-03-03
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-10-02
Project StatusIA Approved
Executing AgencyNational Environment Service
DescriptionThe overall objective of the project is to create sustainable capacity within the Cook Islands to enable it to meet its obligations under the Stockholm Convention, including initial preparation of a POPs National Implementation Plan (NIP), and other broader issues of chemicals safety and management as articulated in Chapter 19 of Agenda 21. The National Implementation Plan will outline the action plans that the Cook Islands will be implementing to help it meet its obligations under the Convention to phase-out POPs sources and remediate POPs contaminated sites in the Cook Islands. Within the overall objective of the Stockholm POPs Convention which is to protect human health and the environment from POPs, the project will: i) Allow Cook Islands to meet its reporting and other obligations under the Stockholm Convention on POPs; ii) Prepare the ground work for the implementation of the POPs Convention in Cook Islands through the development of the NIP and its subsequent implementation iii) Strengthen national capacity to manage POPs and strengthen chemicals management generally.
GEF Project Grant
290,750 USD
GEF Grant
290,750 USD
Cofinancing Total
183,000 USD
Project Cost
473,750 USD
GEF Agency Fees
29,075 USD
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