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 pops stockholm convention

According to the recently completed “update of the National Implementation Plan (NIP) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) of the Philippines,” the Philippines still needs to work further in sound management of chemicals, in particular, the issues of inappropriate management and unclear labelling of products containing POPs labelling; the need for a more comprehensive inventory on the use and stockpiles of PFOS and PBDE; review of government policies on the new POPs for its reduction and eventual elimination; necessity of regulatory control of newly included POPs such as Lindane, Chlordecone and Endosulfan; lack of awareness and reduction measures of POPs, particularly PFOs and PBDEs, as hazardous chemicals; inefficient and in sufficient monitoring of the health impacts of POPs pesticides, PCBs, UPOPs, PFOs and PBDEs; and lack of the knowledge and capacity to introduce clean alternative technologies/substances.

In light of the above, the United Nations Development Programme - Philippines (UNDP-Philippines) in collaboration with the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be developing a project to be funded under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the aim to reduce POPs and unintentionally produced POPs (UPOPs) through integrated sound management of chemicals by having a sound chemical management practice in place. A Project Preparatory Grant (PPG) Team will be formed to develop the full-size Project Document entitled – “Reduction of POPs and UPOPs through Integrated Sound Management of Chemicals”. UNDP is looking for the following to form part of the team:

 

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