1 year ago Ruediger Kuehr Comments Off on uPOPCI

The project “Sound management of unintentional persistent organic pollutants (u-POPs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) to reduce their emission from the industrial waste sector” in Cote d’Ivoire (uPOPCI) aims at establishing a system for the environmentally sound management of PBDEs and the final disposal of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) contaminated with PBDEs.

Three components:

  1. Legal framework and institutional capacities
  2. Upgrading the technical capacity for the sound management of PBDEs and reduced unintentional POPs emissions
  3. Establishment of business operation with sound management of plastic materials

This project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and coordinated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with the Department of the Environment of the Ministry of Environment of Côte d’Ivoire. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is one of the implementing partners.

In this framework, UNITAR-SCYCLE is providing technical expertise for the development of guidelines and training materials and the delivery of capacity building activities on ELVs, WEEE and plastic waste management to national stakeholders, including formal and informal workers, Government, municipalities, and pollution control experts.

Learn more about the project at: https://www.upopci.org/