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Protecting the environment from persistent toxic substances

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialGlobal
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:02:46Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:02:46Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.other2719
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/8095
dc.descriptionToxic chemicals that persist for a long time in the environment, travel great distances through various media from their point of origin, bio-accumulate in humans and other organisms and are bio-concentrated through food chains are referred to as persistent toxic substances (PTS).PTS are on the priorities of the Contaminant-base Operational Programme of GEF International Waters focal area (OP-10). Building on its historical interests and strengths in the area of chemicals and given its role in the support to the ongoing negotiations for a global POPs convention, UNEP has made a concerted effort to build a coherent portfolio based on strategy paper issued in 1998.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.relation290
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjecttoxic
dc.subjectresistant toxic substances
dc.subjectchemicals
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment Under Review
dc.titleProtecting the environment from persistent toxic substances
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id1544
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000037


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