Toolkit Methodology

Harmonized framework for elaboration of comparable release inventories of Annex C chemicals

Pollutants release inventories are necessary to identify, characterize and quantify sources of these releases; set priorities; elaborate strategies and action plans to reduce these releases; and to evaluate effectiveness of these strategies by establishing release trends through inventory updates.

Release inventories should be:

  • Complete (no important source category should be omitted)
  • Transparent (use of particular activity data and emission factors should be clearly described, justified and referenced)
  • Reliable (best available scientifically sound information should be used)
  • Comparable between countries and
  • Consistent over time

The Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional POPs (Toolkit) provides a harmonized framework for elaboration of release inventories under the Stockholm Convention, fulfilling the above attributes.

The Toolkit

Toolkit for Identification and Quantification Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional POPs

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Toolkit
Emission Factors 

(revised in 2013)

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