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A Toxics-Free Future


POPs Country Situation Gaza Strip

Country situation report on POPs in Palestine.

Heavy use of pesticides in agriculture has left its legacy in the Gaza Strip. Many of these substances have had severely negative impacts on the environment and public health. Large amounts of mixed solid waste plague the Gaza Strip, as do extensive open burning activities. This country situation report provides a brief socioeconomic, political and historical explanation of environmental regulation in Palestine. In addition to an analysis of the available environmental regulations, the report also cites the steps Palestine has taken to deal with POPs, including the bans that have been imposed on a number of chemicals listed in the Stockholm Convention. The report emphasizes the important role of NGOs in addressing the problem of POPs.

Country situation report on POPs in Palestine available in English

Palestinian Friends Association