Environmental Investigations no. 2, 2013

Updated National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention


The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) entered into force on 17 May 2004. The Convention aims to protect human health and the environment from POPs. National implementation plans (NIPs) are part of the Danish reporting obligations under the Convention. Denmark's first NIP was submitted in 2006 and covered the 12 substances or groups of substances included under the Convention. Since then 10 new POPs have been added to the Convention, and the updated implementation plan describes the situation of the new POPs in Denmark and follows up on priority actions of the last NIP, e.g. for PCBs. The implementation plan also contains a description of the new initiatives Denmark will take to further implement the Convention. The new initiatives are described in an action plan. These are especially targeted the substance PFOS, unintentional formation of dioxins and other POPs and management of waste containing POPs.

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