Proposal for a Decision on the position to be taken at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

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Series Details COM (2019) 52
Publication Date 06/02/2019
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Proposal presented on 6 February 2019 by the European Commission establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the Union in connection with the adoption of amendments to Annexes A and B of the Stockholm Convention.

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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.

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Stockholm Convention. This body normally meets every two years to monitor the implementation of the Convention. It also reviews chemicals brought forward for its consideration by the POPs Review Committee.

At the ninth ordinary 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, B and/or C to the Convention. The listing in Annexes A, B and/or C 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.

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