The SCP/RAC, as a regional center of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, has promoted and leads an informal working group on EDCs and POPs in plastics and microplastics in the marine environment.
The SCP/RAC has participated in the annual meeting of the Regional Centres of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic pollutants, and the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. The meeting took place in Geneva from 31 October to 2 November 2016.
SCP/RAC participates in a collaboration mechanism to facilitate the implementation of the the Regional Plan on Marine Litter in the Mediterranean. The platform was established the past 6th of September 2016, at the office of the coordinating unit of the Barcelona Convention in Athens.
The United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan – Secretariat to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (UNEP / MAP) and the Italian Ministry of Environment signed on 14 September in Rome, a bilateral cooperation agreement for the protection of the sea, in the presence of H.E Ms. Silvia Velo, the Italian Undersecretary for Environment.