The Stockholm Convention: A Tool for the Global Regulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Heidelore Fiedler, Roland Kallenborn, Jacob De Boer, Leiv K. Sydnes

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Abstract

The aim of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is to eliminate persistent organic chemicals worldwide by either prohibiting their production and use or gradually reducing them. The Stockholm Convention was adopted in 2001 and entered into force in 2004, 90 days after receiving the 50th instrument of ratification. The Parties to the Convention have to regularly report progress in implementation of their measures taken to achieve the goals. The Convention has a mechanism to add more compounds; today 28 POPs are covered, 16 more than the initial ones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-11
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry International
Volume41
Issue number2
Early online date1 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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