Global Programme to Demonstrate the Viability and Removal of Barriers that Impede Adoption and Successful Implementation of Available, Non-Combustion Technologies for Destroying Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Project Summary

This is the second phase of the global programme to demonstrate and promote alternative non-combustion technologies for use in the destruction of obsolete Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) stockpiles. The Program will successfully use such technologies to destroy significant obsolete POPs stockpiles in countries with developing economies and economies in transition, and it will thereby help remove barriers to the further adoption and effective implementation of available non-combustion technologies and meet the Stockholm Convention requirement to ensure the use of Best Available Techniques (BAT) and ensure Best Environmental Practices (BEP).This second installment is characterised by a developing-country setting with no direct competition from incineration (export to Europe is the baseline option), and a strong country commitment to the sound management and disposal of PCBs.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
4,565,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,762,380 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 12,327,380.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
05 Apr 2002
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Oct 2007
Project closed
31 Dec 2014