Montreal Protocol, Chemicals and POPs Management

The Montreal Protocol & Chemical Management portfolio is an active portfolio to support the reduction of consumption and production of Ozone Depletion Substance (ODS) to fulfill China’s commitment in the Montreal Protocol and its amendments and the elimination of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in line with the Stockholm Convention.

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a series of hazardous chemical pollutants originating from pesticides, industrial chemicals, and byproducts of industrial production. They accumulate in body tissues of living organisms and are subject to long-range transport. POPs have adverse effects on humans and/or ecosystems. 

Ozone Depletion Substance (ODS) such as HCFC (Hydro chlorofluorocarbons) contain elements such as chlorine and bromine, which cause the thinning of the ozone layer when they react with the stratospheric ozone. 

What we do?

As the lead agency for the HCFCs phase-out plans in the Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (ICR) and Solvent sectors, UNDP has been working with the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office Ministry of Environmental Protection (FECO/MEP) in extending a new stage of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) phase-out for compliance with the Montreal Protocol and on curbing the releasing of POPs through establishing policy and regulations and introducing and demonstrating innovative industrial practices. 

Our Stories

Replicating China’s E-Waste Recycling Model

participants from over 13 countries came together to learn from China’s experience in managing the mounting E-waste recycling challenge and be inspired by China’s e-waste management systems, practices, disposal and treatment technologies and how these can be applied and replicated throughout the world more 

Heating the Community Centre with Cleaner Air

Together with approximately 9,000 residents, Zhang Shaocheng lives in Zhaofeng, an old district in Tianjiang. In the past during the smoggy winters, they had to bear the repugnant smell of diesel fumes and lived in constant fear of a potential boiler explosion more 

Guarding Against the Ozone Depleting Substances

he mid-term review meeting of the United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP) Second Phase of Anti-Smuggling Ozone Depletion Substance (ODS) Program was hosted in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province today. UNDP joined the representatives from the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP/FECO)more 

UNDP Launches Global Campaign against POPs in Geneva

POPs Hunter, its first-ever bilingual smartphone game, as part of an international campaign to promote the elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) – or #StopthePOPsmore 

Our Projects

Baidu Recycle


UPOPs control in the Secondary Copper Production Sector in China

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that adversely affect human health and environmental quality when released into the air, water or soil. These pollutants persist in the environment, bio-accumulate through the food web, and cause great damage to human and animal tissue even in small quantities. This leads to damage in the nervous, immune, and reproductive systems or can causes developmental disorders, such as cancer. more 

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