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Demonstration Of Sustainable Alternatives To DDT For Malaria Vector Control In Mexico and Central America

Malaria is a transboundary problem affecting most tropical countries. In Central American and Mexico, the main malaria vectors are A. Pseudopunctipenis, A. Albimanus, A. darlingi and A. Vestitipenis. It is estimated that 89,128,000 people in Mesoamerica live in areas environmentally suitable for the transmission of malaria, of which 23,445,000 (35%) live in highly endemic areas. Migration of infected people and environmental conditions such as rainfall patterns, altitude and temperature all facilitate the movement of the disease across national borders. Only an integrated regional approach can address the human and environmental challenges in malaria prone areas.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-SustainableAlternativesDDTMalariaVectorControlMexicoCentralAmerica.En.pdf
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Assessment of lindane in Mexico: An effort towards risk reduction and global elimination

Lindane was used in Mexico as a pesticide in agriculture and in pharmaceuticals for both humans and animals. Its use led to accumulation in humans and other organisms. In order to address this problem, Mexico developed a national profile that provided a summary of the use of lindane in Mexico, and availability and cost of alternatives. The compilation of the data was done through a coordinated and collaborative effort with multi-stakeholder participation. The evidence assembled in the profile helped the government decide to revoke the registration for all uses of lindane, including a phase-out for pharmaceutical uses. This experience also led Mexico to support the nomination of lindane and related compounds as candidates for substances to be controlled under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-RiskReductionAssessmentLindaneMexico.En.pdf
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Reduction Of Harmful Releases From Household Heating And Cooking With Open Wood Stoves In Mexico

More than half of the world’s population uses solid fuels such as wood, crop waste or coal to meet their most basic energy needs for cooking, lighting, and heating. In most developing countries, these fuels are burned in the open or in rudimentary stoves. Because of high indoor concentration levels of a variety of pollutants and consequent exposure time, women and small children are at higher risk of pneumonia and other respiratory infections. Indoor air pollution is responsible for nearly half of the 2 million deaths caused every year by acute respiratory infections, and the first cause for children mortality worldwide (Bruce et al. 2011).

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-ReductionOfHarmfulReleasedHouseholdMexico.En.pdf
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Case Study : Mexico - Environmentally Sound Management And Destruction Of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Mexico signed the Stockholm Convention on 23 May 2001 and ratified it on 10 February 2003, becoming the first Latin American nation to ratify the Stockholm Convention. Environmentally sound management of PCBs and their safe phase-out are national priorities as outlined in Mexico’s National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention, which was submitted on 12 February 2008.

The Federal Ministry of Environment of Mexico (SEMARNAT), with support from GEF and UNDP, is working towards eliminating the threat from PCBs to human health by instituting a necessary legal framework, building capacity, raising awareness and piloting innovative schemes to cost-effectively manage and destroy PCBs. These efforts aim to implement activities to ensure Mexico’s compliance with Stockholm Convention requirements for PCB management and destruction through the follow-up to the NIP, thereby minimizing risks of exposure from PCBs to Mexicans, including vulnerable populations, and to the environment.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-EnvironmentallySoundManagementDestructionOfPolychlorinatedBiphenylsMexico.En.pdf
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Mexico NIP

NIP_COP7

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Action plans, Business plans, Strategic plans, Implementation Plans, Submissions
Country:  
Mexico
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Response from Mexico

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Submissions
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-CHW-Compliance-Submission-ControlSystem-Article.11-Mexico-20161216.Spanish.docx
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Call for comments on the joint clearing-house mechanism strategy - submission by Mexico

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Submissions
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-FAO-CHW-RC-POPS-CHM-SUBM-DraftStrategy2015-Mexico-20151103.English.pdf.pdf
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Comments

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Submissions
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-POPS-POPRC11CO-SUBM-PFOA-Mexico-20160422.Sp.pdf
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Cover letter- Proposal to add new substance to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Mexico D.F., June 29, 2005

Subject: Proposal to add new substance to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Proposals
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-POPS-POPRC1-PROP-LINDANE-Mexico-LE.En.pdf
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Cover letter- Proposal to add two new substances to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Proposal to add two new substances to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent
Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Mexico has ratified fue Stockholm Convention on February 10, 2003.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Proposals
Country:  
Mexico
UNEP-POPS-POPRC2-PROP-betaHCH-Mexico-LE.En.pdf
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