Stockholm Convention is a global treaty associated with which of the following?
[A] Protect the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants [B] Phasing out hydro-fluorocarbons [C] Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal [D] Sustainable use of Biodiversity
Correct Answer: A [Protect the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants]
The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife.