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Success story

Here we share what was gained through implementation of the Regional demonstration project for coordinated management of ODSs and POPs, and other projects aimed to solve the same issue.

In 1992 the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) became one of the four implementing agencies of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol. Since 2001, a year when the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was opened for signature, UNIDO has been actively involved in the implementation of the convention’s provisions.

The Montreal Protocol clearly leads the way for addressing global problems through joining efforts of the whole world. With coordinated actions, international organizations, governments, businesses and communities achieved drastically reduced production and consumption of ODS and their emissions into the atmosphere. Adoption of the Kigali amendment turned the protocol into a powerful tool to solve another overriding issue, climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

The Stockholm Convention is another global treaty designed to protect human health and environment from highly toxic chemicals that move up almost every food chain on the Earth and adversely affect organisms of those food chains.

The principles of inclusive and sustainable development complied with in the course of implementation of international environmental agreements contribute both prevention of environmental pollution and industrial development, technology transfer, eradication of poverty and inequality

PCB inventory in Belarus

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) are hazardous substances that pose a serious threat to human health and the environment even in low concentration, so the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) prohibits new production and requires eliminating use of these substances.

The GEF-UNIDO Project and reduction of inequality

One of the chapters of UNIDO interactive publication, Montreal Protocol and Beyond, presents the case of BelVTI, the partner of the GEF-UNIDO Project in Belarus, to show how the implementation of the Montreal Protocol fights inequality.