Environmentally Sound Management and Destruction of PCBs

Project Summary

: Minimize risks of exposure from PCBs to Mexicans, including vulnerable populations (e.g., school children and workers), and to the environment, while promoting Mexico’s timely compliance with the Stockholm Convention requirements for PCB management, including convention decommissioning, and destruction provisions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
170,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,630,000 USD
Co-financing Total
14,060,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
482,500 USD
Total Cost 18,860,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
25 Oct 2006
Preparation Grant Approved
09 Apr 2007
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Jan 2009
Project closed
30 Mar 2013