The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001 and effective from May 2004, that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). As of March 2016, there are 180 parties to the Convention, including Ukraine.
On April 18, 2007, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified the Stockholm Convention by issuing a relevant Law №949-16 "Ratification of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants", which entered into force on December 24, 2007. Since then, Ukraine committed itself to eliminate or restrict the use of POPs in line with the Stockholm Convention.
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations was adopted on March 22, 1989. Ukraine ratified the Basel Convention on July 1, 1999 under the Law №803-14
Ukrainian regulations in the field of hazardous chemicals and waste management
Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (UNECE) The Protocol was adopted on May 21, 2003.
Decision No 1600/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the environment (July , 2002). Read the full text
National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention
On July 25, 2012, The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention aimed at the total elimination of PCBs by 2028. The project will be co-financed by GEF-UNIDO and Ukrainian state budget.
Read the full text of the order № 589-p issued by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on 25.07.2012