Environmental Sound Life-Cycle Management of Mercury Containing Products and their Wastes

Project Summary

Protect human health and the environment from Mercury releases originating from the intentional use of mercury in products and the unsound management and disposal of such products, by i) Strengthening the regulatory and policy framework for the sound LCM of mercury containing products and their wastes; ii) Phasing-out and phasing-down mercury containing devices and products by introducing mercury-free alternatives or products with a lower Mercury content, iii) Improving national capacity (technical, financial, private sector) to make LCM of Mercury containing products technically and economically feasible.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
National Environment Directorate (DINAMA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
35,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,237,800 USD
Co-financing Total
2,947,760 USD
GEF Agency Fees
117,591 USD
Total Cost 4,220,560.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 May 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Jul 2012
Concept Approved
14 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Sep 2013
Project closed