|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 109|
Council Decision of 15 April 2019 establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the Union with regard to proposed amendments to Annexes A and B of the Stockholm Convention.
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants aims to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The Convention creates legally binding obligations for Parties to take measures in order to eliminate or restrict the production and use, and the import and export of POPs. Parties are also obliged to take measures to reduce or eliminate releases from unintentional production of POPs and releases from stockpiles and waste.
At its ninth meeting, which takes place from 29 April to 10 May 2019, the Conference of the Parties will consider the adoption of decisions to list further chemicals or to modify existing entries in Annexes A and B to the Convention. The listing in these Annexes has the effect that the chemicals will be subject to measures aiming at eliminating or restricting their production and use, including the reduction or elimination of unintentional releases.
|Keywords||Persistent Organic Pollutants [POPs]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|