This advisory document builds on the original 2004 STAP study on the selection of POPs disposal technologies for GEF-financed projects. It utilizes experience gained during GEF-4, with updates on developments related to technology availability, and issues associated with their application in the context of GEF financing in developing countries and CEITs. More importantly, it also places disposal of POPs stockpiles and waste within the broader context of the POPs management process and sound chemicals management.
The document lays out guidance on the attributes that technologies should demonstrate when GEF funding is involved, thus providing a consistent overall framework for the application of GEF funding in this area. Use of such a framework would take into account local project conditions of operation, and help streamline the design, development, review, implementation, execution, and extraction of lessons learned of GEF funded POPs disposal projects, enabling further refinement in the approach to project design and maximization of impact and sustainability.