EA to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Ukraine

Project Summary

The overall project objective is to develop a National Implementation Plan (NIP) for POPs issues with the assistance of international organisations so that Ukraine can effectively address the reduction and elimination of persistent organic pollutants consistent with the protection of human health and the environment from the effect thereof, and meet its obligations under the Stockholm Convention. Within this overall objective the following specific objectives have been identified.·Develop a comprehensive country driven NIP for reduction and elimination of POPs compliant with the provisions of the Stockholm Convention and other relevant international conventions in the area of chemicals and chemical pollutants management.·Strengthen national institutional and technical capacity of the country as required to undertake implementation of the NIP, meet Convention compliance and reporting obligations, facilitate effective information exchange, and participate fully as a Party to the Stockholm Convention in the long term.·Achieve a high level of awareness of the POPs issue and sustained ownership respecting the NIP and international obligations among decision makers.Achieve a high level of public and stakeholder participation in the development of NIP for the reduction of elimination of POPs in Ukraine.·Develop the NIP ensuring that the POPs management is an integral part of the country’s overall environment monitoring system and specifically the management of chemicals and chemical pollutants.·Create conditions for the ratification of the Stockholm Convention by Ukraine in accordance with full understanding of the national obligations set forth therein and the country’s preparedness to comply therewith.·Provide the basis for expedited financing of NIP implementation measures through preparation of a portfolio of investment, technical assistance and capacity related proposals potentially eligible for grant financing under the Convention’s permanent financial mechanism and co-financing through financing opportunities offered within the World Bank Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) framework and such opportunities as may be available from other international sources.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Ecological Safety, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:

Project Documents


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
499,050 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
Total Cost 499,050.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Oct 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
06 May 2003
Project closed
31 Dec 2005