Case studies

At its eleventh meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention invited Parties and others to submit short case studies on remediation of sites contaminated with POPs to be considered in further developing the guidance.

Parties and others are invited to submit to the Secretariat relevant information and case studies, in particular as they relate to:

  • management and remediation
  • inventory development
  • financial mechanisms
  • information relevant for developing countries, countries with economies in transition, and for developed countries
  • information covering a large range of scenarios and type of contamination issue e.g. pesticides, production facilities etc. and for managing multiple contaminant scenarios in single sites (e.g. covering simultaneously POPs, metals, hydrocarbons etc.)
  • examples of problems that can occur as well as successes.

Case studies submitted to the Secretariat are posted below, as received, and are not reviewed or evaluated for best practices. The purpose of this repository of case studies is to support the experts in their ongoing work on contaminated sites, and to present examples of other cases of remediation of sites contaminated with POPs.

Moreover, the views expressed in the case studies are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention (SSC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations (UN) or contributory organisations. SSC, UNEP and the UN do not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the contents and shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly or indirectly, through the use of, or reliance on, the contents of these case studies.

Mention of the names of companies, their logos or any abbreviations thereof, and/or of commercial products, does not imply their endorsement by the UN, UNEP nor by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention.


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CameroonGuide Technique pour la Gestion Ecologiquement Rationnelle des Polychlorobiphényles (PCB)09/12/2023 448.28 K
CameroonProcédés de traitement des sols contaminés aux PCB09/12/2023 2.42 MB
GermanyHCH and other POPs contaminated site in Bitterfeld region/Germany26/01/2024516 K 

Contact information

Mr. Alain Wittig, Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, e-mail: