POPRC.18 Pre-meetings

Pre-meetings will take place online on 14 September 2022 in English only, from 13:00 to 16:00 (UTC+2).

The online pre-meetings will provide an early opportunity to introduce the key documents related to the technical work of the eighteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-18), raise questions, and collect any comments. Participants are encouraged to actively participate in the pre-meetings so as to facilitate the preparations for, and the work during the POPRC-18.

All registered participants will receive the link to the online pre-meetings by email.

Pre-meetings programme

 Time (CEST)  Tentative programme
Welcome, introduction to the POPRC
 13:15-13:45 Draft risk profile: Chlorpyrifos
 13:45-14:15 Draft risk profile: Chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range C14–17 and chlorination levels at or exceeding 45 per cent chlorine by weight
 14:15-14:45 Draft risk profile: Long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and related compounds;
 14:45-15:15 Draft risk management evaluation: Dechlorane Plus
 15:15-15:45 Draft risk management evaluation: UV-328
 15:45-15:55 Other technical work: decabromodiphenyl ether, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, long-range environmental transport
 15:55-16:00 Closure

In addition, an orientation webinar will be held for newly appointed members on 13 September 2022, from 13:00 to 14:00 (UTC+2).

At its tenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties appointed 17 members of the Committee to start their terms of office from 18 June 2022 to 4 May 2026. The orientation webinar will provide: (1) basic information on the process for reviewing chemicals proposed for listing under the Stockholm Convention, and (2) opportunity for sharing experience of members who have been in the Committee.

The following guidance and reference materials are available:

All POPRC members will receive the link to the webinar by email.