It is expected that the project will contribute to pollution prevention, eco-efficiency and resource productivity. It will be coordinated by UNEP's Technology, Industry and Economics Division in Paris in five selected developing countries: Guatemala, Nicaragua, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe.
Additionally, the Norwegian Government is contributing an amount of NOK 1 million (approximately US$153,000) towards the POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Fund established by UNEP's Chemicals Unit in Geneva. The contribution will assist in meeting expenditures for the second session of intergovernmental negotiations on a legally binding agreement on Persistent Organic Pollutants. That meeting will be held in Nairobi from 24 to 29 January 1999.
For more information, please contact:
Tore J. Brevik,
Director of Information and Public Affairs,
Tel. (254-2) 62- 3292, Fax (254-2) 62-3927;
Patricia L. Jacobs,
Media and Information Officer
Phone:(254-2) 62-3088, Fax (254-2) 62-3692,
UNEP News Release 1998/131