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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 Friday, 14 October 2011
Sixth Meeting of the POPRC

On Friday, POPRC-7 met in a morning plenary to finalize its work. The Committee adopted decisions on: effective participation in the work of the Committee, climate change and POPs, the assessment of alternatives to endosulfan and to DDT, BDEs and debromination of BDEs.

The POPRC did not reach a decision on PCP and agreed to a proposed work programme which includes: inviting stakeholders to conduct studies on PCP in relevant environmental conditions and establishing an intersessional working group to prepare the outcome of the work programme for consideration at POPRC-8.

After adopting the report of the meeting, Chair Reiner Arndt gaveled the meeting to a close at 1:06 pm.

ENB’s summary and analysis of POPRC-7 will be available on Monday, 17 October 2011.

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Stockholm Convention Executive Secretary Donald Cooper.
POPRC member Stella Mojekwu, Nigeria
POPRC member Samuel Banda, Zambia
POPRC member Floria Gutiérrez, Costa Rica
 
L-R: Eva Kruemmel, Inuit Circumpolar Council, and Pam Miller, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
POPRC member Fatma Mohamed Ibrahim Abou Elshouk, Egypt.
L-R: POPRC members Sylvain Bintein, France and Kyunghee Choi, Republic of Korea; Kei Ohno, POPRC Secretariat; POPRC member Ricardo Barra, Chile; and POPRC Chair Reiner Arndt, Germany
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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)
*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs COP4), 4-8 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
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