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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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Il Vittoriano in Rome as seen from the Aventino hill
Il Vittoriano in Rome as seen from the Aventino hill
The ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC9) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) will be held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy, from 14 to 19 October 2013. This meeting will be held back-to-back with the ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC9) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, which will be held in the same venue from 22 to 25 October. The two committees will meet in a joint session on 20 October.

POPRC9 will review proposals for listing the commercial mixture of decabromodiphenyl ether (c-decaBDE), used as a flame retardant in textiles and plastics, and dicofol, a pesticide used to kill mites. The Committee will also review the draft risk profile on pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its salts and esters, and the draft risk management evaluations on chlorinated naphthalenes (CNs) and hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD). POPRC9 will also review ongoing technical work on: the process for evaluating perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF) pursuant to paragraphs 5 and 6 of part III of Annex B of the Stockholm Convention; guidance on alternatives to PFOS, its salts, PFOSF and their related chemicals; the approach to the evaluation of chemicals in accordance with Annex E to the Stockholm Convention; and guidance on how to assess the possible impact of climate change on the work of the Committee.

The joint meeting of the POPRC and CRC seeks to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two technical committees. Specifically, participants will discuss aligning the working arrangements of the POPRC and CRC to allow for mutual information sharing and effective participation of experts and observers at committee meetings. The meeting will hold an information exchange on procedures for identifying chemicals, the process and content of decision documents, and respective committee experiences in applying convention criteria and reaching decisions. Participants will also discuss joint intersessional work to develop guidance to assist Rotterdam Convention parties and the CRC in their work when a chemical under consideration is a POP listed under the Stockholm Convention, with a view to presenting the guidance to the seventh Conference of Parties (COP) of the Rotterdam Convention.

CRC9 will consider the draft decision guidance document for the pesticide/insecticide trichlorfon, review notifications of final regulatory actions regarding the pesticides cyhexatin, methamidophos and lead arsenate, and the chemical lead carbonate, used primarily in paints. The Committee also will consider a proposal for the inclusion of fenthion 640 ULV as a severely hazardous pesticide formulation in Annex III. In addition, CRC9 will review additional information on pentachlorobenzene, hear a Secretariat report on activities for effective participation in the work of the Committee and discuss coordination and collaboration with other scientific subsidiary bodies.

Kindly come back to this website on Monday, 14 October 2013, for IISD RS daily coverage of these meetings. The summary report of POPRC9 will be available on Monday, 21 October 2013, and of CRC9 and the joint session on Monday, 28 October 2013.
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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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