Regional Demonstration Project for Coordinated Management of ODS and POPs Disposal in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia

Project Summary

The project will demonstrate environmentally sound collection and destruction of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) stocks and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS). This demonstration project will assist the countries involved in meeting their obligations under the Stockholm Convention and the Montreal Protocol and establish local capacities for destruction of ODS and some POPs substances. Through the demonstration activities the project aims to destroy a minimum of 11,700 MT of PCB/ODS containing waste and 4.14 MM of CO2e. It will introduce regulatory reforms in Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and strengthen national capacity in identifying, assessing, managing, and treating such wastes in an environmentally sustainable manner. It will also maximize opportunities for public-private partnership through development of appropriate policies and regulations. If the project is successful, it has the potential to become a pilot programme for other parts of CEITs, and reduce the cost of POPs destruction.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry for Environment in the 4 target countries
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
275,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
18,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
74,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,620,000 USD
Total Cost 92,775,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Feb 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Feb 2014
Concept Approved
03 Mar 2014
Project Approved for Implementation
01 May 2017
Project closed