Call for information and follow-up to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention

Introduction

At its seventh meeting held in Geneva from 4 to 15 May 2015, the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting, document UNEP/POPS/COP.7/36. Many of the decisions included invitations to parties and others to provide information.

The Executive Secretary sent a letter on 8 July 2015 to parties and observers to transmit information requests contained in decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting. The information requests are organized by decisions.

Information in response to the request(s) in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines vary.

Information request letters

Title English French Spanish
Letter related to information requests in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention at its seventh meeting Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication
Letter related to information request in follow-up to the decision taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on the regional centres  Download the Information Request Communication     

Specific information requests

Where no submission form is specified, requested information should be transmitted to the Secretariat via the contact point(s) provided in the individual requests.

Request Documents for comments Submission form Deadline Additional information
(1) Request for information for the evaluation and review of BDEs pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Stockholm Convention -
Online questionnaire

Form in MS Word Format
31 March 2016
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(2) Request for registration of specific exemptions -

Exemptions forms

Closed system forms

As soon as possible -
(3) Request for information related to the interpretation and application of Article 4 of the Convention -
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30 June 2016
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(4) Request for comments on the Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants View page - 30 September 2016 -
(5) Request on guidelines on best available techniques and provisional guidance on best environmental practices




a. Submission of information, on:
  • BAT and BEP relevant to the POPs listed in Annexes A or B;
  • BAT and BEP relevant to the POPs listed in Annex C
  • Remediation of contaminated sites.
- - 30 September 2015 -
b. Submission of comments on draft updated guidance (to be made available by 29 April 2016). View - 30 June 2016 -
c. Nominations of experts to the joint Toolkit and BAT and BEP expert roster -
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Anytime
 View roster

d. Sharing experiences in using the guidelines and guidance, such as in the form of case studies, by means of the Convention clearing-house mechanism

View
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30 September 2016

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(6) Request for comments on implementation plans



a. Comments on experiences in using the most up-to date versions of the guidance documents listed in part A of the annex to decision SC-7/10, on how to improve their usefulness View webpage  -
31 March 2016  -
b. Comments on guidance documents listed in part B of the annex to decision SC-7/10
View webpage -
31 March 2016
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(7) Request for information on hexachlorobutadiene -
- 8 September 2015
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(8) Request for information on technical assistance



a. Information on needs for technical assistance and technology transfer, difficulties in implementing the Convention and any other views in this regard -
View
10 June 2016
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b. Information on technical assistance and technologies available to be transferred -
 Available soon 31 May 2016 
(9) Request for information for the assessment of funding needs -
 


a. Respondents are invited, in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 13 of the Convention, to provide the Secretariat with further information on the ways in which they can support the Convention -

Parties: View

Observers: View

31 October 2016
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b. Respondents are invited to provide to the Secretariat relevant information for the assessment of the funding needed by developing-country parties and parties with economies in transition to implement the Convention over the period 2018-2022 -
Available soon
31 October 2016
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(10) Request for information for the fourth review of the financial mechanism -
View
31 August 2016   
(11) Request on effectiveness evaluation
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30 October 2015
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(12) Request for comments on the joint clearing-house mechanism strategy -  View 31 October 2015 -
(13) Request on official contact points and national focal points
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OCP page
NFP page 
As soon as possible
Database on OCPs and NFPs 

Request Submission form Deadline Additional information
Letter related to information request in follow-up to the decision taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on the regional centres -
30 June 2016
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Request 1 English French Spanish
Request for information for the evaluation and review of BDEs pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Stockholm Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 2 English French Spanish
Request for registration of specific exemptions Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 3 English French Spanish
Request for information related to the interpretation and application of Article 4 of the Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 4 English French Spanish
Request for comments on the Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Releases of Dioxins, Furans and Other Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 5 English French Spanish
Request on guidelines on best available techniques and provisional guidance on best environmental practices Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 6 English French Spanish
Request for comments on implementation plans Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 7 English French Spanish
Request for information on hexachlorobutadiene Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 8 English French Spanish
Request for information on technical assistance Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 9 English French Spanish
Request for information for the assessment of funding needs Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 10 English French Spanish
Request for information for the fourth review of the financial mechanism Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 11 English French Spanish
Request on effectiveness evaluation Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 12 English French Spanish
Request for comments on the joint clearing-house mechanism strategy Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 13 English French Spanish
Request on official contact points and national focal points Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

BDE Form Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish
Format for the submission of information for the evaluation and review of brominated diphenyl ethers pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Stockholm Convention Download in Arabic Download in Chinese Download in English Download in French Download in Russian Download in Spanish