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Ratification and Early Implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in the Philippines

Short Title: Minamata Convention on Mercury
Funding Source: UNITAR
Sector: Environment
Status: Completed
Region Covered: Nationwide
Project Site: DENR-EMB View Map
Project Cost (USD M): 0.02
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2015

The project aims to facilitate the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in the Philippines. The Minamata Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Read factsheet....

Reducing Environmental and Health Risks to Vulnerable Communities from Lead Contamination from Lead Paint and Recycling of Used Lead Acid Batteries (Regional)

Short Title: ULAB
Funding Source: GEF, UNDP
Sector: Environment
Status: Ongoing
Region Covered: Central Luzon
Project Site: Region III - Bulacan View Map
Project Cost (USD M): 1.09
Start Date: October 1, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2017

The project is a part of the worldwide campaign to remove lead gasoline in nearly every country around the world. Lead is a threat to local populations in the proposed project countries and globally, particularly lead recovered from ULABs, which is comprised of 53% lead which can be extracted once a battery has lost its charge and recycled. In Southeast Asia, ULAB recycling is on the rise due to increasing demand and price of lead and increased car ownership. The project promotes ULAB recycling as a profitable business that can be a viable source of income for communities. Read factsheet....

Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management in Production and Protection Forest in Southeast Asia

Short Title: FORIS Project
Funding Source: GEF, UNDP
Sector: Biodiversity
Status: Completed
Region Covered: Caraga
Project Site: Region XII - Brgy. Tasiman and Takunil, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (Allah Valley Watershed Forest Reserve) View Map
Project Cost (USD M): 1.07
Start Date: December 1, 2011
End Date: December 1, 2015

The project aims to manage Southeast Asian forests and biodiversity sustainably by reducing negative environmental, economic and human consequences of Invasive Alien Species. Read factsheet....

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