Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Project

MediasDateDetails on progress of work
Air samples - X2 quotes from suppliers already received for construction of air sampling apparatus. Construction still to be done
Water samples 21/10/17 x2 samples already collected and x1 sample sent to Orebro University, Sweden for analysis
Human milk samples 03/11/2017 x12 milk samples collected and stored in the freezer from first time mothers in Port Vila

Continuing Regional support for the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Global monitoring Plan (GMP) under the Stockholm Convention in the Pacific Region

The objective of the project is to:

  • Implement the GMP for POPs according to article 16 of the Stockholm Convention on the effectiveness evaluation, by generating data on the concentrations of POPs in the core media; human milk, air and water. The activities will strengthen the national capacity to implement the Global monitoring Plan for POPs
  • Develop a sustainable monitoring plan for POPs for the Pacific Region.

The activities that the Department through the Environmental Protection Division is required to do are:

  • Undertake air sampling
  • Water sampling
  • A 6th round of the human milk survey
  • sampling of major matrices of major national interest and to draft a national report presenting implementation and monitoring results and contribute to the development of a sustainable regional monitoring plan.

The water and air samples are to be collected in three (3) monthly intervals. The project began this year 2017 and should conclude in 2019. A total of 50 milk samples are to be collected in a 2 months period in 2017.

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Port Vila Office

Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation,
Meteorology & Geo-Hazards, Environment,
Energy and Disaster Management compound, Nambatu
PMB 9063, Port Vila
Phone: (678) 25302 | 33430

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Sanma Provincial Government Council,
PMB 239,

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