Legislative instrument details: Stockholm Convention

Classification
Legal name STOCKHOLM CONVENTION ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPs)
Short name Stockholm Convention
CELEX reference
Identification number
Issued by United Nations Environment Programme
URL to issuer http://chm.pops.int/Home/tabid/2121/mctl...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 17/05/2004
Abstract The Stockholm Convention (22 May 2001) 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 release of POPs into the environment.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Chemicals
Geographic scope Global
Comments URL to list of ratifications: http://www.pops.int/reports/StatusOfRatifications....
EC entry into force 16/11/2004
EC accession
Convention secretariat Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention