Towards comparable POPs data worldwide with global monitoring data and analytical capacity building in Africa, Central and Latin America, and the South Pacific

H.A. Leslie, B. Bavel, E. Abad, J. de Boer

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The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) created a capacity-building initiative to support the Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) for persistent organic pollutants (POPs), in which the collection of high-quality, comparable, POPs-monitoring data from all regions is critical for the identification of time trends and regional and global environmental transport. In a series of projects involving countries in West and East Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the South Pacific, the study design consisted of a combination of theoretical and hands-on training provided by a pool of three expert laboratories appointed by UNEP combined with POPs analysis in all areas by expert laboratories. © 2013 .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-97
JournalTrAC. Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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