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Sixth Toolkit Expert Meeting

The Sixth Toolkit Expert Meeting was held from 28 to 30 November 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The sixth meeting of the Toolkit expert group was held in Geneva, from 28 to 30 November 2011. The participants agreed on revisions to the Toolkit sections on Waste Incineration, Metal Industry, Power Generation and Heating, Mineral Production, Transport, and Open Burning Processes, and developed a workplan for the next intersessional period to fully finalize the revision of the Toolkit, by focusing on sources pertaining to the Chemicals and Consumer Goods sector, Miscellaneous sources, Disposal and Hot Spots. Among the new information included in the Toolkit revision, additional guidance was added on estimating activity rates, data quality codes were assigned to emission factors, and example inventories were developed to illustrate the process for updating and revision of the PCDD/PCDF inventory, by focusing on source-specific issues. The revised Toolkit guidance will be submitted to the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention in an interactive, electronic format.