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Monday, 20 October 2008
 
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Fourth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-4) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

13-17 October 2008 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Thursday, 16 October 2008
On Thursday, the Committee continued progress with its agenda, completing deliberations on c-octaBDE, PeCB, alpha-HCH and beta-HCH.
On Thursday, POPRC-4 considered many issues, including: conflict-of-interest procedures; the format of recommendations for listing; draft RMEs for commercial octabromodiphenyl ether (c-octaBDE), pentachlorobenzene (PeCB), alpha- and beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH); and the draft risk profile for short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).

On Friday, POPRC-4 will continue discussions on, inter alia, endosulfan, activities to enhance effective participation by parties in the work of the POPRC, toxic interactions between POPs, and adoption of the POPRC-4 report.
Mirtha Lisset Ferrary Betancourt (Honduras)
Katharina Kummer Peiry, Executive Secretary of the Basel Convention, presented the Training Tool on the Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of POPs Waste.
Farah Bouqartacha (Morocco)
Ian Rae (Australia)
Bettina Hitzfeld (Switzerland) and Maria Delvin (Sweden).
Donald Cooper, Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention, opened the delegates' reception on Thursday evening (Photo: L-R: Paul Whylie, Stockholm Convention Secretariat, Donald Cooper).
Delegates enjoying the reception sponsored by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Related Links
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants resources
POPRC-4 Meeting’s website
Meeting’s documents
POPRC-4 Annotated provisional agenda
Scenario note for the fourth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee
Tentative schedule for the fourth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

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