PM issues National plan for Stockholm Convention
12:15 | 20/10/2017

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has released a national plan for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) by 2025 with a vision to 2030.  

 
The Stockholm Convention on POPs is a global treaty, effective from 2004, to protect human health, biodiversity and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods. 

Parties to the convention are required to prohibit and/or eliminate the production and use of the intentionally produced POPs, and reduce or eliminate releases from unintentionally produced POPs. 

Under the convention’s Article 7, Viet Nam shall develop a plan for the implementation of its obligations under the convention, review and update the plan on a periodic basis and transmit it to the Conference of the Parties.  

Hence, the Government issued the National plan for Stockholm Convention to eliminate or restrict the production and use of POPs.

The plan targets to ensure strict safety lifecycle management and proper treatment of the POPs and to reduce disposal and eliminate the production and use of the POPs in Viet Nam for the benefit of human health and the environment and towards the sustainable development.  

According to the implementation plan, the government will work to improve institutional capacity and legal framework for the management and elimination of POPs. It will reinforce its expertise in monitoring, detecting and managing POPs and enhance awareness of the POPs and their harmful effects to the environment among involved parties. 

The convention will also be integrated into relevant environmental agreements in response to the UN Millennium Development Goals and the country’s management of waste and chemical and sustainable development strategy./.

By Kim Loan 

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