1. Is the information on POPs easily and quickly available?

    __Y __N

    Are the information and data on POPs adequate and reliable?

    __Y __N

  2. What do you expect of the role and the responsibility of scientists in environmental management and policy making?

    __Scientists should only report scientific results and leave others to make POPs management /policy decisions

    __Scientists should report scientific results and then interpret the results for others involved in POPs management/policy decisions

    __Scientists should work closely with managers and others to integrate scientific results in management/policy decisions

    __Scientists should actively advocate specific POPs management policies

    __Scientists should be responsible for making decisions about POPs management/policy decisions

    __Other (please specify):

  1. What are the barriers to timely and effective information exchange on POPs management?

    __Poor access to information and to computers and/or Internet connection

    __Poor computer training (not able to make effective use of Internet)

    __Language barrier

    __Lack of financial support

    __Lack of technical support

    __Other (please specify):

  2. What solutions do you expect to strengthen the capability of POPs information exchange?

    __Drawing attention to the POPs information campaign for the general public;

    __Organizing international co-operation on POPs

    __Improving the access to new technologies and the latest knowledge on POPs

    __Helping strengthen communication between scientists, business leaders, municipal staff and shareholders.

    __Development of handbooks about POPs or chemicals management.

    __Establishment of a repository to capture and make readily available all information to other users.

    __Other (please specify):



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