The Contribution of Space Technologies to Arctic Policy Priorities
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Policy Implications Sovereignty N/A Safety
The policy will contribute to increased safety measures for transporting and handling POPs. The policy will lead to the increased protection of human health from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have adverse effects to human health (e.g. cancer, birth defects, disrupting immune systems) or to the environment. The policy will lead to the increased protection of the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have adverse effects on the environment.
Indigenous and Social Development
The policy will contribute to increased public awareness on the impact and presence of harmful POPs
Capability to undertake and report – periodically – the research, assessment and monitoring of POPs, new pesticides and new industrial chemicals, namely their: yy Sources and releases into the environment; yy Presence, levels and trends in humans and the environment; yy Environmental transport, fate and transformation, including long range transport; yy Effects on human health and the environment; yy Socio-economic and cultural impacts; yy Release, reduction and/or elimination; and yy Harmonized methodologies for making inventories of generating sources and analytical techniques for the measurement of releases. yy Quantities of production, disposal, import and export from and to Capability to search and promote the use of substitute products or processes which are less harmful Capability to indentify, manage, handle, collect and transport stockpiles or waste
Information on: yy Production and use of POPs yy Import and export of POPs yy Source and Release of POPs yy Concentration level of POPs yy Disposal of POPs yy New pesticides or industrial chemicals yy Stockpiles and wastes yy Transport of POPs and other chemicals
B.2.4 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Facts in Brief
Jurisdiction: Voted in favour by 143 States (incl. Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland), against by 4 (incl. United States and Canada who later revised their position and endorsed the declaration), and with abstention of 11 (incl. the Russian Federation) Responsible Organizations: The Declaration provides guidance to States, the United Nations, and other international organizations on harmonious, cooperative relationships with Indigenous peoples Status: The Declaration was adopted on 13 September 2007. Type: International declaration – non-legally-binding aspiration document. Coverage: In applying the Declaration, governments shall respect the special importance of the cultures and spiritual values of indigenous peoples. Web link: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/DeclarationontheRightsofIndigenousPeoples.aspx UNDRIP is a non-legally binding document that describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. It addresses issues such as culture, identity, language, health and education and provides guidance to States, the United Nations, and other international organizations on harmonious, cooperative relationships with Indigenous peoples. It is based on the principles of equality, partnership, good faith and mutual respect.
65 B. INVENTORY OF ARCTIC POLICIES AND INDUSTRY INTERESTS
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