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Stockholm Convention Releases Climate Change and POPs Study

21 February 2011: The Stockholm Convention Secretariat, in conjunction with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, has released a report titled "Climate Change and POPs: Predicting the Impacts."

Providing an overview of the complex inter-linkages between climate and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), the report predicts significant climate-induced changes in relation to future releases of POPs into the environment, their long-range transport and environmental fate, and human and environmental exposure, subsequently leading to higher health risks for both human populations and the environment. The report also addresses the synergies between the climate change and POPs policy agendas, and identifies areas of uncertainty and existing gaps in data, information and knowledge. [Publication: Climate Change and POPs: Predicting the Impacts]