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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs)

The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife. POPs circulate globally and can cause damage wherever they travel. In implementing the Convention, Governments will take measures to eliminate or reduce the rel...

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    iisd.ca Summary of the Twenty-fourth meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 12-16 November 2012, Genev...

    Expert Meeting on POPS in Articles in Use and “POPS-Free” Initiative: Experts will provide input for a publication on POPs in articles in use and the Stockholm Convention’s POPs-free initiative. dates: 4-6 February 2013 location: Geneva, Switzerland contact: Stockholm Convention Secretariat phone... Read article

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    nuestras-ciudades.blogspot.com Nuestras Ciudades - Noticias sobre Urbanismo en LatinoAmerica: [The Secretariat of the BRS convention] Programa de seminarios virtuales para 2012: ...

    How to avoid cross-contamination: Managing PCBs in an environmentally sound manner This webinar provides guidance to Parties on how to handle PCBs in an environmentally sound manner, in particular to avoid cross-contamination. • 19 June at 4 pm (in Spanish) • 21 June at 1 pm (in English) Please r... Read article

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    ictsd.org ICTSD • Events

    For more information contact: Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention; tel: +41-22-917-8729; fax: +41-22-917-8098; Internet: http://chm.pops.int/ 5 May, New York, US. Farming First: Enhancing Sustainable Development Through Agriculture. A side event at the start of the Seventeenth Session of the ... Read article

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    estis.net POPs

    Government's Commitment to Address the POPs Issues Institutional policy and regulatory framework By Hon Minister Capt B.O. Davies PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS INTRODUCTION Read article

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    genevalunch.com GenevaLunch » Nine industrial chemicals banned at meeting on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

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    unep.org -- Speeches May 2006 - POPs – CoP2 - Opening Remarks by Mr. Kakakhel UNEP Officer-in-Charge - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) --

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet's natural assets for sustainable development. Read article

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    safepla.net Safe Planet

    Climate change and POPs focus of new international study For more information please contact: For more information: Read article

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    turi.org Databases / Alternatives Assessment / Research / Our Work / TURI - TURI - Toxics Use Reduction Institute

    The UNEP POPs Database on Alternatives to specific chemicals Environment Canada's eco-labeling program provides a list of preferred products Undesirable Materials and Products Chemicals subject to reporting and planning under Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Environmental Working Group crea... Read article

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    humiliationstudies.org Webinars: Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, POPs | Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies

    Dear colleagues, Please find attached an update regarding the upcoming POPs webinars scheduled in late November and December 2011. Kind regards, Name Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Webinars: Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, POPs Log In Read article

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    teachengineering.org The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Lesson - www.TeachEngineering.org

    Most of the POPs are hydrophobic and thus absorb to hydrophobic surfaces, which include organic-rich sediments, suspended particles, and the lipid tissue of animals. Plastic, unfortunately, is also an organic rich substance that will remove POPs that might be in a low concentration in ocean water... Read article

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    popsalgerie.com POPS ALGERIE - INF

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    yourdemocracy.net.au Protection money... | Your Democracy

    But scientists in Canada and Norway have discovered that global warming is freeing the Pops again. They examined measurements of Pops in the air between 1993 and 2009 at the Zeppelin research station in Svalbaard and Alert weather station in northern Canada. After allowing for the decline in glob... Read article

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    epa.gov.et Home - GEF

    The GEF serves as the financial mechanism of the following conventions: • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) • UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). • T... Read article

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    precaution.org No Title

    That has since changed with the passage of two international treaties and a law -- the Biosafety Protocol , the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS treaty) and a new law enacted in 2003 by the City of San Francisco . The precautionary principle now guides major environment... Read article

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