Review of progress towards elimination of PCBs

The Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention reviews progress towards elimination of PCBs (paragraph (h) of Part II of Annex A to the Convention), every four years at its ordinary meetings, taking into account the information provided in the national reports submitted by Parties pursuant to Article 15 of the Convention.

At its eighth meeting, the Conference of the Parties adopted decision SC-8/3, by which it established a small intersessional working group, working by electronic means and, subject to the availability of funding, through a face-to-face meeting, to prepare a report on progress towards the elimination of PCBs for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its ninth meeting. Following paragraph 9 of that decision, Colombia is serving as lead country in the preparation of the report.

Invitation to respond to an online questionnaire

According to part II of Annex A to the Convention, each Party shall provide a report on progress in eliminating PCB and submit it to the Conference of the Parties pursuant to Article 15, which shall be considered by the Conference of the Parties in its reviews relating to PCB. All Parties, if not yet done so, are encouraged to provide information on progress in eliminating PCB in their fourth national reports submitted pursuant to Article 15 of the Convention by 31 August 2018.

The small intersessional working group prepared an online questionnaire for the review of progress towards the elimination of PCB to collect additional information from Parties and Observers to the Stockholm Convention. All Parties and Observers to the Convention are invited to respond to the questionnaire, either online or on the Word format, and submit the responses to the Secretariat by 30 September 2018.

Online questionnaire:

  • Please access the following link: http://fs.pops.int/fs-PCBeliminationObs.aspx;
  • Please provide quantitative information in the Excel file and upload it on the online questionnaire (Q 3.2);

Word format:

  • Please respond to the questions in the enclosed Word file and provide quantitative information in the enclosed Excel file and submit them to the Secretariat by email to: kei.ohno-woodall@brsmeas.org.
  • Please also submit quantitative information in the enclosed Excel file.
  • Only one submission per Party or one submission per Observer State or organization will be accepted.

For technical support and questions regarding this invitation, please contact Ms. Kei Ohno Woodall, Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention (Email: kei.ohno-woodall@brsmeas.org; Tel.: +41 22 917 8201).

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Invitation to respond to an online questionnaire for the review of progress towards the elimination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) by 30 September 2018
Questionnaire for the review of progress towards the elimination of PCB
Q3.2 PCB quantitative data

Online meetings

Members of the small intersessional working group

The experts nominated in accordance with paragraph 10 of that decision are listed below:

Parties/Observers

Expert

Argentina

Mr. Agustín Harte

Canada

Ms. Cynthia Bainbridge

Colombia (Lead country)

Mr. Edwin Camelo Martínez

Czech Republic

Mr. Jaromír Manhart

Ecuador

Mr. Mario Rodas Talbot

Ghana

Mr. Sam Adu-Kumi

Germany

Ms. Heidelore Fiedler

Japan

Mr. Yo Osada

Romania

Ms. Mihaela Claudia Paun

Sweden

Mr. John Lotoft

Tunisia

Ms. Aziza Hamorouni Kerrou

Observer

Ms. Anna Ortiz

Observer

Mr. Allan Astrup Jensen

Observer

Mr. Ian Webber

Observer

Ms. Jacqueline Alvarez

Observer

Ms. Lee Bell

Observer

Mr. Michael Mueller

Observer

Mr. Roland Weber

Observer

Ms. Silvia Oliviero Ghietto

Observer

Mr. Thomas Dawance

Observer

Mr. Tumiatti Vander

Observer

Mr. Urs Wagner

Observer

Mr. Victor Estellano

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