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12th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-12)
of the Stockholm Convention on POPs

19-23 September 2016 | Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy

Highlights for Thursday, 22 September 2016

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POPRC members and observers discuss the guidance to PFOS alternatives in a contact group

IISD Reporting Services - Stockholm Convention on POPs On Thursday morning, POPRC-12 participants convened in plenary to hear reports from the Chairs of the contact groups that had met on Wednesday to address SCCPs, decaBDE, and the draft guidance on alternatives to PFOS and its related chemicals.

Plenary was then suspended until Friday morning to allow drafting groups to work on HCBD and decaBDE. A contact group on the draft guidance on PFOS and its related chemicals convened in the afternoon.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web updates from POPRC-12. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has produced a summary and analysis report from the meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF.

POPRC members Rameshwar Adhikari, Nepal, and Martien Janssen, the Netherlands

An observer from the Russian Federation talks with observers from Norway

Observers from Japan

John Wickens and Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN,
and Meriel Watts, PAN

POPRC member Jianxin Hu, China,
and Dolf van Wijk, World Chlorine Council

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