Obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Department of the Environment and Heritage, July 2006
About the plan
The Australian Government has developed Australia's National Implementation Plan (NIP), which outlines the actions that Australia:
- has undertaken to date in reducing the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants; and
- will undertake in the future to meet its obligations under the Convention.
The NIP also sets out the roles and responsibilities of Australian governments, the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) and other ministerial councils in the management of chemicals in Australia.
Australia submitted its NIP to the Stockholm Convention Secretariat on 9 August 2006.
The NIP will be updated as necessary to reflect decisions made by the Australian Government, or by the Conference of the Parties of the Convention. These may include amendments to the Convention or its annexes, such as the addition of chemicals to Annexes A, B or C, or the adoption of guidance or guidelines.