Sixteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.16)

Online, from 11 to 16 January 2021

Venue: Online

Taking into account the global COVID-19 pandemic situation and in order to ensure the health and safety of all meeting participants, the sixteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee will be held online.

Overview

At its sixteenth meeting, the Committee will consider, among other things, draft risk profiles on Dechlorane Plus and its syn-isomer and anti-isomer, and on methoxychlor. The Committee will also consider a proposal for the inclusion of UV-328 in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention submitted by the Government of Switzerland.

Other items on the provisional agenda of the meeting pertain to the review of information related to specific exemptions for decabromodiphenyl ether and short-chain chlorinated paraffins, the evaluation and review of progress made by Parties towards eliminating brominated diphenyl ethers contained in articles and their continued need for the specific exemptions for those chemicals, and the review of an indicative list of substances covered by the listing of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds. 

As per paragraph 8 of decision SC-9/13, please submit the information regarding the identification of substances covered by the listing of PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds, taking into account the information available in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.13/INF/6/Add.1 to the Secretariat (kei.ohno-woodall@brsmeas.org) by 22 October 2020 in order for it to be considered at the sixteenth meeting.

Taking into account the needs for subsequent meetings, the Committee’s work at POPRC-16 is proposed to be organized to prioritize items to be completed and put forward to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in July 2021, as well as at the Committee’s seventeenth meeting in September 2021.

Working languages: The working languages of the meeting will be Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Meeting documents

  • Working documents
  • Information documents

Webinars

Briefings on the sixteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee and on the outcomes of the sixteenth Chemical Review Committee

The online briefing will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered by the sixteenth meeting of the POPRC, to be held online from 11 to 16 January 2021, and will provide information about the practical arrangements for the meeting. The briefing will in addition provide an overview of the outcomes of the sixteenth meeting of the CRC held online from 8 to 11 September 2020.

Briefings on the sixteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee and on the outcomes of the sixteenth Chemical Review Committee

Briefings on the sixteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee and on the outcomes of the sixteenth Chemical Review Committee