Preparation of updated national implementation plan on persistent organic pollutants
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was adopted in May 2001 and entered into force in May 2004. The Convention has the objective of protecting human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs, POP substances). In pursuance thereof, Parties of the Convention are required to take measures to eliminate or minimise the release of POPs into the environment.
The first Lithuanian National Implementation Plan was developed in 2006 and submitted to the Stockholm Convention Secretariat on 6 April 2007. It describes the existing situation of the initial POPs management in Lithuania, provides measures to reduce the release of POPs into the environment.
To assure that Lithuania fulfils international obligations assumed upon ratification of the Stockholm Convention and properly implements Regulation (EC) No.850/2004, it should update the national implementation plan with regard to decisions adopted by the Convention Parties (COP) in 2009, 2011, and 2013.
- carried out national new POPs inventory;
- revised the initial POPs substances, in products and articles for the recycling of products and product waste management and recycling, rate;
- established project of updated National Implementation Plan ;
- prepared project of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) management 2016-2025 program and its action plan.
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2015/02 – 2015/12
Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania