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Chemicals and Waste

Definition(s)

Organic pollutants that do not break down chemically and remain in the environment. Pollutants with higher persistence may produce more harmful environmental effects. (Source: GEMET/LANDYa)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
organic pollutant
POP

In other languages

French
polluant organique persistant
Russian
стойкое органическое загрязняющее вещество
Spanish
contaminantes orgánicos persistentes
Arabic
ملوث عضوي مستمر

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with persistent organic pollutant

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with persistent organic pollutant. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations Environment Assembly

Multimedia

Introducing the Stockholm Convention

The Synergies Process

Stop the POPs