PAS: Pacific POPs Release Reduction Through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes

Project Summary

The Objective of the project is to reduce priority unintentionally produced POPs (uPOPs) emissions arising from poor waste management practices, thus meeting parties’ Convention obligations to improve the management of chemicals in countries in the Pacific region, through assistance in the development and implementation of uPOPs strategies and guidelines, vocational training of waste workers, training of PIC staff in improved chemicals management, and the development of a regional waste oil export and reuse system.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
UNEP (DTIE; IETC), AFD, FAO, SPREP (assisting perhaps with coordination).
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
225,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,275,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,052,290 USD
GEF Agency Fees
327,500 USD
Total Cost 9,552,290.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
19 Aug 2009
Preparation Grant Approved
26 Apr 2010
Concept Approved
31 Mar 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Jul 2012
Project closed
01 Mar 2018