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IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) has produced daily web updates and a summary and analysis of the POPRC-9 meeting. To download our report, kindly click the HTML or PDF icons below. In addition, IISD RS has produced web updates from the POPRC9/CRC Joint Session and CRC-9 meeting. A summary and analysis of CRC9/CRC-POPRC9 Joint Session will be available on this site on Monday, 28 October 2013.
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Ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC9) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC9) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and
POPRC and CRC Joint Session

14-25 October 2013, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy

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Highlights for Monday, 14 October 2013
The ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-9) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) opened on Monday at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Jim Willis, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions, welcomed participants to Rome, noting that the back-to-back and joint meetings of the POPRC and the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC) offer an opportunity for broader discussion on the technical work underpinning the global chemicals conventions. Executive Secretary Willis also highlighted the recent adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, calling it “the most significant chemicals agreement since the Stockholm Convention.”

In the morning, POPRC-9 reviewed the relevant outcomes of the sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention and began consideration of the draft risk management evaluations for chlorinated naphthalenes (CNs) and hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD). During lunch, participants attended a side event on alternatives to hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). Notably, this side event was also presented as a webinar, enabling individuals not attending POPRC-9 to participate. In the afternoon, the Committee continued its work on HCBD, reviewed the approach to the evaluation of chemicals in accordance with Annex E to the Convention, and began consideration of the draft risk profile for pentachlorophenol, its salts and esters (PCPs).

In the evening, participants divided into several groups. Drafting groups convened to revise the draft risk management evaluation on CNs and continue work on the approach to Annex E; a “Friends of the Chair” group convened to continue work on the draft risk management evaluation of HCBD; and a contact group met to consider the draft risk profile of PCPs.
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A view of the dais on the opening day of POPRC-9, held at the FAO headquarters in Rome
Svitlana Sukhorebra, Ukraine, Chair of the intersessional working group on chlorinated naphthalenes
L-R: Timo Seppälä, Finland, and Peter Dawson, New Zealand, co-chairs of the intersessional working group on alternatives to HBCD, hosted a side event that was broadcast live as a webinar to enable the participation of individuals not attending POPRC-9.
Jim Willis, Executive Secretary of the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam conventions
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The side event on HBCD alternatives
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POPRC 9 resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting provisional agenda

*Meeting documents

*Provisional agenda of the POPRC-9 pre-meeting, 13 October 2013

*POPRC Members


CRC 9 resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting documents

*Meeting provisional agenda

*CRC overview and mandate

*PIC CRC 9 Members


CRC and POPRC Joint meeting resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting documents


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP11), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP6), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP6) and Second simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the three Conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (ExCOPs2), 28 April - 10 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-8, 15-19 October 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary and analysis of CRC 8, 19-23 March 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-5, 20-24 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-7, 10-14 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP-5, 25-29 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary and analysis of POPRC-6, 11-15 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of ExCOPs-1 and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS briefing note of the POPRC-5, 12-16 October 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP4, 4-8 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-4, 27-31 October 2008, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-9, 23-27 June 2008, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-8, 27 November - 1 December 2006, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS archive of meetings on chemicals management

*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals and wastes news and policy developments

*Chemicals and Wastes Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Addressing Chemicals and Wastes Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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