Regional Plan for Introduction of BAT/BEP Strategies to Industrial Source Categories of Stockholm Convention Annex C of Article 5 in ESEA Region

Project Summary

The project will produce a detailed plan to enable ESEA countries adopt and introduce BAT/BEP strategies to the industrial priority sectors of Annex C at a regional level through partnering on investments and joint ventures among countries sharing similar sector source releases of unintentionally produced persistent organic pollutants (UP-POPs). The project will introduce a systematic tool for the industry to assimilate structured decision making through a criterion route of selection and ranking of clean process design, retrofitting and operations. The final objective is to collectively update knowledge on technology transfer, sampling analysis, research for development and contribute to global monitoring of UP-POPs releases using a regional programmatic approach in order to avoid each country adopts different solutions to implement BAT/BEP, depending on its relaxed local standards, laws and regulations as well as on its local social and economic conditions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministries of Environment in ESEA countries
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
950,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,180,760 USD
GEF Agency Fees
95,000 USD
Total Cost 3,180,760.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Nov 2007
Preparation Grant Approved
04 Sep 2009
Concept Approved
04 Sep 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Jun 2010
Project closed
21 Apr 2016