Letter from Arctic Council Permanent Participants to the Chair of the Arctic Council on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Indigenous Peoples Secretariat
"We are writing to urge the Arctic States to sign and/or ratify the LRTAP Heavy Metals and POPs Protocols and the Stockholm POPs Convention. As you know, both agreements single out the Arctic and its Indigenous Peoples. Nearly two years ago, Ministers of the eight Arctic States issued a political declaration in Barrow, Alaska. Three of the declaration’s articles are of particular importance to the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic:" /.../