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Seventh Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC7) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

10-14 October 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Monday, 10 October 2011
Sixth Meeting of the POPRC
The seventh meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-7) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) opened on Monday, 10 October in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jim Willis, the Joint Executive Secretary of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions and the UNEP part of the Rotterdam Convention, opened the meeting, welcoming participants and congratulating the Committee for its work on endosulfan, which culminated in the Conference of Parties’ decision to list the chemical at its last meeting (COP-5).

After adopting the agenda and agreeing on the organization of work, POPRC considered outcomes of COP-5 relevant to the committee’s work, operational issues, and technical work in relation to chemicals listed in the annexes to the Convention with exemptions.

The Committee began deliberations on the draft risk management evaluation on hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), with Peter Dawson (New Zealand) presenting the document prepared by the intersessional working group. The Committee also heard presentations by the European Commission on three chemicals being proposed for listing under Annexes A, B, and/or C of the Convention, namely: chlorinated naphthalenes (CNs), hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), and pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its salts and esters.

Contact groups on the newly proposed substances and the draft risk management evaluation on HBCD were scheduled to meet on Monday evening.
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POPRC-7 meets in plenary on Monday morning.
Joint Executive Secretary Willis opened the meeting. L-R: Jim Willis, David Ogden and Andrew Gilman, Secretariat.
The Japanese delegation to POPRC-7
L-R: Gary Fan, Australia, and Mark Trewhitt, CropLife International
L-R: Sylvain Bintein, France, and Peter Korytar, European Commission
L-R: Robert Chénier, Canada; John Wickens, National Toxics Network, Inc.; and Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN
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*IISD RS coverage of the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), 25-29 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
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*IISD RS briefing note of the Fifth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC5) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), 12-16 October 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
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