Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Stockholm, 2001

The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically and accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, so called persistent organic pollutants.

The effectiveness of the Stockholm Convention is regularly assessed through the Conference of Parties which uses the data occurrence of POPs in the environment. The Czech Republic contributes significantly to the monitoring activities of POPs in central and eastern Europe region. In order to fully support the implementation of the Stockholm Convention the National Centre for POPs was established at the Masaryk Univerzity in Brno. The Czech Republic also hosts the regional centre for the promotion of Stockholm Convention application in the central and eastern Europe region – The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment.

Contact person in the Czech Republic: Karel Bláha.

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