Global Monitoring Plan on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Welcome to the website supporting the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Its Article 16 requires that effectiveness of measures adopted by the Convention to eliminate or significantly reduce POPs releases into environment must be regularly evaluated. To that regard a Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) was established; it aims at collecting comparable, harmonized and reliable information on POP levels in core environmental matrices (air, human tissues (breast milk/blood), and water).
This website is divided into two key parts – Background providing a reference to the Stockholm convention and content analysis of information available in the first set of GMP regional reports on POPs levels in the environment until 2008 inclusive, focusing on initial 12 POPs. The second part is GMP DWH that holds a Global Monitoring Plan Data Warehouse: online tool to store and visualize global data on levels of POPs in core matrices and thus shows data made available until 2014 inclusive where available.
The designations employed and the presentations shown in this portal are possible options, based on expert judgment, for the purpose of providing comparable POPs monitoring data for the effectiveness evaluation of the Stockholm Convention. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) or contributory organizations/monitoring programmes cannot be liable for misuse of the information contained in it.
News and important information
RECETOX prepared an electronic tool – Global Monitoring Plan Data Warehouse – for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to support implementation of the Stockholm Convention in 2014. The GMP Data Warehouse provides information and global data on the occurrence of persistent organic pollutants in air, water and breast milk. Secretariat of the three chemicals and waste global environmental agreements (BRS secretariat) highlighted these outputs on Twitter (@brsmeas, https://twitter.com/brsmeas/status/741214377530019840) on 10 June 2016 and this tweet caught attention of almost 65,000 users in a week!