Stockholm convention: India makes moves against ban on endosulfan

Stockholm convention: India makes moves against ban on endosulfan

Article in ‘The Hindu’.

The fifth Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which is to consider global ban on endosulfan, began in Geneva on Monday morning. The recommendation for ban on endosulfan will come up for discussion on Tuesday as per the tentative scheduled for the meeting. Initial reports from the conference indicate that India is working for a consensus in the Asia-Pacific group against the ban.

However, C. Jayakumar of Thanal, who is an observer to the convention, said in an email message from Geneva that this move might not succeed as there are countries who cannot agree to the same. “The African region is more or less talking about a common agreement of adding endosulfan to Annex A of the convention without exemptions. The same is the news from the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC).” The GRULAC is asking for financial resources to implement the ban, he added.

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