Stockholm Convention

Event: Twelfth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-12) [viewed]

The 12th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention will take place back-to-back with the 12th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention. The Committee will consider the draft risk profiles for dicofol and pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), further information related to Annex F for decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), and the draft risk management evaluation for short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), among other topics.  

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Event: Twelfth Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-12) [viewed]

The 12th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade will take place back-to-back with the 12th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention (POPRC). The CRC will consider draft decision guidance documents on carbofuran and carbosulfan, and review the notifications of final regulatory action for atrazine. It will also consider notifications found to meet Annex I criteria.  

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POPRC-11 Recommends Listing decaBDE, Advances Work on SCCPs, PFOA [viewed]

Stockholm Convention POPs23 October 2015: The 11th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-11) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) decided to recommend one chemical for listing the Convention's Annex A, advanced one chemical to the risk management evaluation (RME) preparation stage and another to the draft risk profile (DRP) preparation stage, and set out intersessional work on two others.

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Event: 49th Meeting of the GEF Council [viewed]

The GEF Council meets twice a year to approve new projects with global environmental benefits in the GEF's focal areas (biodiversity, climate change mitigation, chemicals and waste, international waters, land degradation, sustainable forest management) and integrated approach pilots (sustainable cities, taking deforestation out of commodity chains, and sustainability and resilience for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa), and provide guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies. A CSO Consultation will take place the day before the Council meeting.  

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Event: Eleventh Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC 11) [viewed]

The eleventh meeting of the Stockholm Convention's Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC11) will review possible listing under the Convention for short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), dicofol and decaBDE, and may consider the issue of including HCBD in Annex C of the Convention.  

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BRS COPs Adopt Over 50 Decisions [viewed]

chemical_cops15 May 2015: The twelfth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (BC COP12), the seventh meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (RC COP7), and the seventh meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (SC COP7) convened in Geneva, Switzerland, under the theme “From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow.”

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Mediterranean SCP Center Documents PCBs Applications, Advises on Waste Management [viewed]

SCP/RAC6 May 2015: The Regional Activity Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) has compiled applications of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for owners and public officials, as part of its collaboration with the PCBs component of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded MedPartnership project for the Environmentally Sound Management of equipment, stocks and wastes containing or contaminated by PCBs in national electricity companies of Mediterranean countries. The SCP/RAC is a Stockholm Convention Regional Center, focusing on cooperation with Mediterranean countries.

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Meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm COPs Begin Considering Agendas [viewed]

chemical_post2154 May 2015: On Monday, 4 May 2015, the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention (BC), seventh meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention (RC), and seventh meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention (SC) opened in Geneva, Switzerland. The meetings will include joint sessions of the COPs on issues that are on the agendas of at least two of the three conventions, including technical assistance, financial resources and mechanisms, and programmes of work and budgets.

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Event: Science Fair at the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions [viewed]

This science fair will convene in parallel with a segment of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, which will address the theme 'From Science to action, working for a safer tomorrow'. Closely reflecting this theme, the science fair aims to: increase understanding of the scientific basis of the three conventions; clarify the scientific processes established under the conventions for their effective implementation; and increase awareness and understanding of the in-depth scientific considerations relating to decision-making under the three conventions.  

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BRS Newsletter Highlights Technical Assistance in Caribbean, Asia and Africa [viewed]

Basel-Rotterdam-StockholmOctober 2014: The Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam (BRS) Conventions Secretariat has released its sixth Technical Assistance Newsletter. The October 2014 newsletter includes brief updates on recent technical assistance activities, news, and upcoming events.

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