Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Current Affairs, GK & News

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Stockholm Convention is first ever-concerted global effort to save mankind from the adverse impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP). It was called in 1995 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), following its study on the Dirty Dozen. The Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) and the International Programme on Chemical ..

Golden Peacock Environment Management Award

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been awarded with the Golden Peacock Environment Management award for the year 2020 in the steel sector. The award was given for its efforts in adopting various environmental measures like upgrading pollution control facilities, treatment and recirculation of wastewater from individual units and outfalls, enhancement in green cover ..

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Stockholm International: Union Cabinet of India approves ratification of 7 Organic Pollutants

On October 7, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the ratification of seven Chemicals that are listed under Stockholm convention on persistent organic pollutants. Further, the cabinet delegated its powers of ratification to the union ministry of external affairs and ministry of environment forest and climate change. These Ministries are ..

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BRS Conventions

The term “BRS Conventions” is a collective term for three different conventions viz. Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. The purpose of clubbing these conventions was to ensure that a topic of common concern for the three Conventions is discussed. The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-13), the eighth meeting ..

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Alternatives for Endosulfan to be studied by FAO

The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) will assume studies on integrated pest management alternatives to Endosulfan, a decision taken by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention. This verdict was taken as a carry out to the resolution of the CoP to the Convention in April to list Endosulfan and its isomers ..

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