6. What are the POPs management framework and implementation strategy in the HKSAR?
The POPs management framework and implementation strategy in the HKSAR are:
- To develop an integrated and transparent legislative framework and an institutional system to effectively control, minimize and prevent the potentially adverse impacts of POPs on human health and the environment.
- To uphold the principle of environmental sustainability in pursuing community developments, and apply best available techniques (BAT)/best environmental practices (BEP) to reduce the environmental pollution of POPs.
- To conduct a structured monitoring programme to better characterize and quantify the local POPs emission profile which is vital to the planning and development of a practical and successful action plan to reduce and ultimately eliminate POPs.