First Toolkit Expert Meeting

First Toolkit Expert Meeting

Geneva, Switzerland
from 13 to 15 December 2006

The Conference of the Parties in its decision SC-2/5 on the ongoing review and updating of the Standardized Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Dioxin and Furan Releases (Toolkit), requested the Secretariat to initiate an open, transparent process, in cooperation with the Chemicals Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics and in consultation with users and specialized experts in the field of emission factors and measurements related to releases of Annex C persistent organic pollutants, to develop further the Toolkit, as well as to verify emission factors, address gaps and otherwise improve the usefulness of the Toolkit.

The Expert meeting discussed the possible elements, tasks and modalities of such a process.

Meeting participants

There were 33 experts who attended the meeting. The number of participants per category is as follows:

  • Africa: 4
  • Asia and Pacific: 5
  • Central and Eastern Europe: 2
  • GRULAC: 4
  • WEOG: 7
  • NGOs: 3
  • invited experts: 8