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Volume 41, Issue 2


The Stockholm Convention: A Tool for the Global Regulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Heidelore Fiedler / Roland Kallenborn / Jacob de Boer / Leiv K. Sydnes
Published Online: 2019-04-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0202


The aim of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is to eliminate persistent organic chemicals worldwide by either prohibiting their production and use or gradually reducing them. The Stockholm Convention was adopted in 2001 and entered into force in 2004, 90 days after receiving the 50th instrument of ratification. The Parties to the Convention have to regularly report progress in implementation of their measures taken to achieve the goals. The Convention has a mechanism to add more compounds; today 28 POPs are covered, 16 more than the initial ones.


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About the article

Heidelore Fiedler

Heidelore Fiedler < > is a professor of chemistry at Örebro University and German representative in groups of experts under the Stockholm Convention, and consultant for the Basel Convention. She is a former senior scientific affairs officer of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Roland Kallenborn

Roland Kallenborn < > is professor of organic analytical chemistry at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. He is Norwegian delegate to the Division of Chemistry in the Environment (DCE) in the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS).

Jacob de Boer

Jacob de Boer < > is a professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and for many years has served as advisor to UN Environment on capacity building.

Leiv K. Sydnes

Leiv K. Sydnes < > is professor emeritus at University of Bergen, Norway. He was president of IUPAC 2004-2005 and chaired the CHEMRAWN committee from 2008-2015.

Published Online: 2019-04-01

Published in Print: 2019-04-01

Citation Information: Chemistry International, Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 4–11, ISSN (Online) 1365-2192, ISSN (Print) 0193-6484, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0202.

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