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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Implementation Plan (HKSARIP) for the Stockholm Convention

The Stockholm Convention became effective to the People's Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), on November 11, 2004. As required by the Convention, the PRC needs to submit a National Implementation Plan (NIP) to the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention before its 3rd meeting in April 2007. The NIP includes the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Implementation Plan (HKSARIP).

The HKSAR prepared the draft HKSARIP, based on the UNEP Interim Guidance for Developing a National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention (Revised, December 2004). The draft HKSARIP includes the following key components: 

  • an overview of the current POPs situation in Hong Kong;
  • control strategies, priorities and action plans in the next 5-10 years to reduce/eliminate POPs as required by the Stockholm Convention; 
  • promotion of public awareness; and
  • enhancement of regional collaboration and capacity building. 

We consulted the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs and the Advisory Council on the Environment on the draft HKSARIP on February 27, 2006 and March 13, 2006, respectively. The draft HKSARIP was submitted to the Central People's Government (CPG) in September 2006.

Following approval by the State Council, China's NIP (including the HKSARIP) was submitted by the CPG to the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention in April 2007. 

 

           

 

 

   

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