Twelfth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.12)

Rome, Italy, from 19 to 23 September 2016

Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

Highlights

The twelfth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-12) was held from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Rome back-to-back with the twelfth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention, convening at the same venue from 14 to 16 September 2016.

At its twelfth meeting, the Committee recommended to the Conference of the Parties that it consider listing short-chain chlorinated paraffins in Annex A to the Convention. It also strengthened its recommendation to the Conference of the Parties made at its eleventh meeting to list decabromodiphenyl ether (commercial mixture, c-decaBDE) in Annex A to the Convention with specific exemptions for some critical spare parts for the automotive and aerospace industries, by defining specific parts in legacy vehicles subject to specific exemptions. The Committee evaluated the new information in relation to the listing of hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) in Annex C and concluded that there are unintentional releases of HCBD from certain production processes and incineration processes. Furthermore, the Committee adopted the risk profiles for dicofol and for pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds, moving the chemicals to the next review stage, requiring a risk management evaluation that includes an analysis of possible control measures. Finally, the Committee endorsed the guidance on alternatives to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its related chemicals to assist countries in phasing-out of those chemicals listed under the Convention.

Call for information and follow-up to POPRC.12

Documents

  • Report
  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents

List of participants

Webinars

Outcomes of the twelfth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the twelfth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the twelfth meetings of the CRC and POPRC

Outcomes of the twelfth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the twelfth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Outcomes of the twelfth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the twelfth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC)
 
Briefing on the twelfth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the twelfth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, members of the two committees, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of the CRC and POPRC

Briefing on the twelfth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the twelfth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Briefing on the twelfth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the twelfth meeting of POPs Review Committee (POPRC)
 
Chemicals under Review by the POPs Review Committee and the Chemical Review Committee

The objectives of the webinar sessions are to provide updates on the chemicals under review by the committees in the intersessional period between the eleventh and the twelfth meetings. This webinar aims at promoting participation of Parties and observers in the work of the committees and at enhancing coordination and cooperation between the committees

Chemicals under Review by the POPs Review Committee and the Chemical Review Committee

Chemicals under Review by the POPs Review Committee and the Chemical Review Committee
 

Media

POPRC-12: ENB daily coverage, summary and analysis

Coverage of the POPRC-12 by the IISD and its Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

POPRC-12: ENB daily coverage, summary and analysis

POPRC-12: ENB daily coverage, summary and analysis
 
Press Release: UN chemical experts pave way for more sustainable management of chemicals

The outcomes of the recent Rotterdam Convention CRC-12 and Stockholm Convention POPRC-12 meetings are now available online, featuring proposed new chemicals listings at the COPs in Geneva in 2017.

Press Release: UN chemical experts pave way for more sustainable management of chemicals

Press Release: UN chemical experts pave way for more sustainable management of chemicals