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Ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC9) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

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

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Highlights for Tuesday, 15 October 2013
POPRC-9 convened for its second day on Tuesday, 15 October 2013. In the morning, the Committee heard reports from the contact groups that had met on Monday evening. Svitlana Sukhorebra (Ukraine) said that the drafting group on CNs had produced two conference room papers for consideration by the POPRC that contained, respectively, a draft decision on CNs with some bracketed text and the draft risk management evaluation for CNs. Floria Roa Gutiérrez (Costa Rica) said the Friends of Chair group on HCBD had agreed on issues associated with Annex A, while text on a possible listing in Annex C remained in brackets. She noted that the group would reconvene on Tuesday to revise sections of the document, including paragraphs 55 to 66 (alternatives to CNs) and Annex C listing. Estefânia Gastaldello Moreira (Brazil) reported that the contact group on PCP had reviewed most of the draft risk profile and expected to start drafting text in the evening. Robert Chénier (Canada) indicated that the drafting group on the evaluation of chemicals according to Annex E had converted sections 1 and 2 of the paper (on Background of the evaluation of chemicals in accordance with Annex E and Examples of POPRC practices and decisions made in the evaluation of chemicals in accordance with Annex E) into a standalone document, and would continue its work to complete the paper to allow for discussion in plenary.

Following these reports, POPRC-9 began consideration of the two chemicals newly proposed for inclusion in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention: decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), a brominated flame retardant, and dicofol, a pesticide.

In the afternoon, the Committee addressed technical work on the process for evaluation of PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, pursuant to paragraphs 5 and 6 of part III of Annex B to the Convention, as well as guidance on alternatives to PFOS, its salts, PFOSF and their related chemicals. The Committee also considered the report on activities for effective participation in the work of the Committee.

Contact groups on HCBD and PCP met during the lunch break. In the evening, contact groups on decaBDE and dicofol met to compare each of these proposals to the Annex D screening criteria. Drafting groups also convened to work on PCP and on the format and process for evaluation of PFOS, its salts and PFOSF.
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L-R: POPRC Chair Reiner Arndt, Germany, and Executive Secretary Jim Willis prepare to reconvene plenary after lunch.
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Samuel Banda, Zambia, chairs the intersessional working group revising the guidance on alternatives to PFOS, its salts and PFOSF.
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Estefânia Gastaldello Moreira, Brazil, updates members on progress in the PCP/PCA contact group
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Georg Becher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, presents Norway's nomination of decaBDE for listing in Annexes A, B and/or C of the Convention.
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Robert Chénier, Canada, reports on behalf of the drafting group updating the guidance on Annex E.
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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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