Protect Human Health & the Environment from Unintentional Releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants
What is the project about?
The project’s main objective is to protect humans’ health and the environment by reducing POPs and other hazardous releases (e.g. mercury, lead, etc.) resulting from the unsound management of healthcare and electronic wastes by demonstrating and promoting Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) to soundly manage and dispose wastes through improving the regulatory system, enhancing its enforcement, raising awareness on these pollutants, and establishing the capacity for safe handling, transport and improved disposal of the pollutants containing waste.
What have we accomplished so far?
The project document was signed on September 15th, 2015. The project is currently in the initiation phase.
Who finances the project?
The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The Government of Egypt (GOE)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
What is the project budget?