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Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010

Part C - Persistent Organic Pollutants

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This is one part of a four-volume set that presents a state-of-the-science assessment of the intercontinental transport of air pollutants across the Northern Hemisphere. The first three volumes are technical assessments of the state-of-science with respect to intercontinental transport of ozone and particulate matter, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants. The fourth volume is a synthesis of the main findings and recommendations of Parts A, B, and C organized around a series of policy-relevant questions that were identified at the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution’s first meeting.

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Emission inventories and projections for assessing hemispheric or Intercontinental transport of persistent organic pollutants

To reduce the adverse effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and to monitor the effectiveness of existing international agreements concerning POPs, especially the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) protocols, the compilation of emission inventories is required. This chapter addresses emission inventories for POPs which are covered by existing protocols, as well as candidate substances which are being considered under the revision of the international protocols (See Section 1.3.2 Old POPs and new POPs). The following substances will be taken into account in this chapter

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