STOCKHOLM CONVENTION
ON PERSISTENT ORGANIC
POLLUTANTS (POPs)

Meetings Implementation Guidance Background UNEP POPs Programme

Regional meeting to present the work of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

Panama City, 17 February 2008

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The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) is a subsidiary body of the Stockholm Convention that is mandated to assess any proposal by a Party for a chemical to be listed as a POP in the Stockholm Convention.The POPRC comprises of thirty-one members including government-designated experts that are nominated from selected Parties from all UN regions.The POPRC meets annually and the meeting is open to observers.Both Parties and observers are invited to provide information and technical comments on the chemicals under review at all stages of the assessment.Currently, the POPRC is considering eleven chemicals.These are: Chlordecone, Hexabromobiphenyl, Lindane, Commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether, Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), Alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane, Beta-hexachlorocyclohexane, Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether, Pentachlorobenzene, Short-chained chlorinated paraffins and Endosulfan.Further information on the POPRC is available on the Stockholm Convention website at: www.pops.int.

Programme

09:00 09:15

 

Opening remarks

Jacqueline Alvarez member of POPRC

09:15 09:40

Presentation on POPRC

Mario Yarto – member of POPRC

09:40 10:00

Discussion on POPRC

Plenary

10:00 10:15

Coffee break

 

10:15 10:40

Presentation on proposed chemicals

Paul Whylie - SSC

10:40 11:00

Discussion on proposed chemicals

Plenary

11:00 11:25

Presentation on relevant chemical issues

Jacqueline Alvarez – member of POPRC

11:25 - 11:45

Discussion on relevant chemical issues

 

11:45 12:10

Presentation on participation of Parties in review process

Paul Whylie - SSC

12:10 12:45

Discussion on participation of Parties

Plenary

12:45 13:00

Recommendations

Plenary

13:00

Closure of the meeting

 

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