POPs in PICs is a project to eliminate persistent organic pollutants from Pacific Island countries. This report outlines the approximate volume of persistent organic pollutants collected in the Pacific Islands by the end of the project in 2006 for each country as well as lessons learned.
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international treaty that requires Parties to phase-out and eliminate the production and use of the most persistent and toxic chemicals that have adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
Solomon Islands acceded to the Convention on 28 July 2004. Under Article 7 of the Convention, the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) is required to develop and endeavour to implement a National Implementation Plan (NIP), outlining how its obligations under the Convention will be met.
National Implementation Plan for Stockholm Convention in the Cook Islands
Although Tuvalu has no history of manufacturing persistent organic pollutants (POPs), this data-set consists of;
1. the first report (2008) that represents the first stepping stone for the country to outline strategies in order to meet its obligations under the Stockholm Convention, also given the chemical nature, including long range environmental transport of POPs that is a global concern.
2. The Tuvalu National Action Plan to reduce releases of unintentional persistent organic pollutants (u-POPs) 2018 - 2022
Samoa’s National Implementation Plan (NIP) for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) incorporates the findings of several studies implemented to assess the presence of POPs chemicals and levels of contamination, areas of significant contamination, the country’s institutional capacity to formulate and implement a plan for POPs reduction and elimination, and to finalize an inventory of POPs in the country.
This document presents RMI's National Plan for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Republic of the Marshall Islands became a Party to the Convention on 27 January 2003 and the Convention entered into force globally on 17 May, 2004.