Relevant EU Directives, including the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Air Quality Directive, the Community Strategy Concerning Mercury, and others, as well as the objectives of, for example, the recently completed Environment and Health Action Plan (2004–2010);
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC);
- The Arctic Council requirements and aims;
- The regional marine conventions, including OSPAR, HELCOM, and MedPOL;
- The contaminant-focused conventions, such as the Stockholm Convention on POPs, and the UNECE LRTAP Aarhus protocols on POPs and Heavy Metals, as well as the objectives of the Parma Declaration on Environment and Health ‘Protecting children’s health in a changing environment’ from the WHO European Region Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in May 2010.
In addition, the project results will be relevant to other international bodies (e.g., Nordic Council of Ministers, OECD, European Environment Agency) and authorities, and NGOs involved in establishing, implementing and evaluating their policies on contaminants and human health. Furthermore, the project cooperates closely with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), the main environmental monitoring programme in the Arctic region.