Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

CELA has been continuously involved, on its own, and in collaboration with member organizations of the International POPs Elimination Network , in the effort towards an international treaty to eliminate persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The Stockholm Convention on POPs was signed in May of 2001. In February, 2004, France became the 50th country to ratify the convention, at which point the world moved a momentous step closer to eliminating a "dirty dozen" of the most toxic substances including dioxins, PCBs and several pesticides. With 50 countries ratified, the Parties to the Convention are tasked with developing their National Implementation Plan (NIP) outlining how they will eliminate POPs in their respective countries.

The following collection includes detailed and summary publications and media releases related to CELA's efforts to see the POPs Treaty created, ratified, and implemented.

Title:Submissions on Aggregate Provisions and Species at Risk Provisions of the Four Plan Review
Resource Type:Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:6
Date authored:October 31, 2016
Publication number:1080
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Petition Regarding Review of Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulation Under CEPA

Petition to the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Resource Type:Legal Submissions, Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:7
Date authored:July 8, 2013
Publication number:919
Author/s:Elaine MacDonald and Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Ecojustice and Canadian Environmental Law Association

Jun 28 2012

Global Common Statement for a Toxics Free Future
Title:Response to Proposed Changes to the CEPA Export Control List

Re: Response to Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 145, No. 31 — July 30, 2011 - Order Amending Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:5
Date authored:October 13, 2011
Publication number:807
Author/s:Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Fifth Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention of Persistent Organic Pollutants

April 25 - 29, 2011, Geneva Switzerland

Resource Type:Report
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:21
Date authored:September 30, 2011
Publication number:800
Author/s:Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:A survey of PBDEs in recycled carpet padding

See also, related Media Release

Resource Type:Report
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:10
Date authored:April 2011
Author/s:Joseph DiGangi and Jitka Strakova
Author Organization:International POPs Elimination Network
Title:CELA responds to the Government’s initiation of ratification for the global elimination of 9 new POPs by June 2010
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:2
Date authored:July 9, 2010
Publication number:729
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan, Fe de Leon
Author Organization:CELA
Title:RE: Seeking Canada’s ratification of Stockholm Convention on POPs to confirm its support for global elimination of 9 new POPs by June 2010
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:May 27, 2010
Publication number:726
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Canada's ratification process to support the listing of nine new Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Conventon

Comments to Environment Canada on decisions made at the Fourth Conference of the Parties (COP4) under the Stockholm Convention on POPs held in May 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:November 5, 2009
Publication number:684
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association on behalf of 25 public interest organizations
Title:Canadian public interest organizations seek your commitment to support the global elimination of new POPs chemicals under the Stockholm Convention on POPs

Letter to the Honourable Stephen Harper

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:5
Date authored:April 20, 2009
Publication number:651
Author/s:Ramani Nadarajah
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association and 16 other groups
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