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Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

This GEF medium-sized project is implemented within the context of GEF Operational Program 10. The project aims to: assist indigenous peoples in developing appropriate remedial actions to reduce the health risks resulting from the contamination of their environment and traditional food sources. To enhance the position of the Russian Federation in international negotiations to reduce the use of PTS, and to empower indigenous peoples to participate actively and fully in these negotiations To enable the Russian Federation and RAIPON to increase their involvement in the work of the eight-nation Arctic Council to reduce emissions of PTS.


Arctic (LME)

Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 807
Project type Medium-Sized Project
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date 22 Feb 2000
End Date 01 Nov 2005
Project documents
Terminal Evaluation
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area
GEF Allocation to project 0.75M US$
Total Cost of the project: 2.76M US$
Russian Federation

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project contacts
Lars-Otto Reiersen Executive Secretary