Integration of POPs into national planning and promoting sound healthcare waste management in Kazakhstan

Introduction

The objective of the project is to reduce the releases of unintentionally produced POPs and other globally harmful pollutants into the environment by promoting sound healthcare waste management in Kazakhstan, and to assist the country in implementing its relevant obligations under the Stockholm Convention.

Expected outcomes

  • POPs inventories improved for informed decision making and priority setting
  • National capacities on POPs monitoring, analytical capabilities are assessed
  • Policy, institutional frameworks and enabling regulatory environment are in place to ensure better control on POPs accumulation and emissions
  • Improved institutional coordination on chemical MEAs
  • Mercury assessment implemented, national consultations held to identify priorities for actions and capacity building on mercury risks carried out
  • Sound health-care waste management through POPs and mercury reduction approaches are demonstrated in 2-3 regions of the countryLinkages between sound HCWM practices and minimization of uPOPs and mercury demonstrated through training and awareness raising programmes

Finance



2013-2017

Total resources

$38,412,758

Regular UNDP)               

$75,000

GEF                                 

$3,400,000

Government   

$34,315,820

UNDP (in-kind)        

$100,000

Other                              

$521,938

Project overview
Status
Active
Project Start
September 2013
Estimated End Date
September 2017
Geographic Coverage
Kazakhstan
Focus Area
Environment
MDG
Ensure environmental sustainablility
Partners
Ministry of Environment Protection of RK, Ministry of Public Health of RK