Discharges, Emissions and Losses

OSPAR collects annually data on concentrations of certain hazardous substances in precipitation, air, rivers and the marine environment through the OSPAR monitoring programmes.

The first assessment of emissions, discharges and losses of chemicals identified by OSPAR for priority action assesses progress towards the cessation target for hazardous substances.

OSPAR publishes annually reports on losses of mercury from the chlor-alkali industry.