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11th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-11)
to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

19-23 October 2015 | Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Highlights for Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Delegates discuss in the contact group on effective participation in the work of the Committee.

POPRC-11 On Wednesday, POPRC-11 met for its third day. In the morning, the plenary heard reports from contact groups on their work on decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) and dicofol. Participants also resumed discussions of effective participation in the work of the Committee, and began discussions of the POPRC’s work on guidance on alternatives to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF) and their related chemicals.

In last hour of the morning plenary session, the POPRC reviewed outcomes of COP7 with implications for the work of the Committee, and discussed what information could be collected about unintentional releases of hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD). Chair Gastaldello Moreira then suspended plenary for the rest of the day to allow participants to continue working on a variety of issues in small groups.

In the afternoon, contact groups convened to address issues including effective participation, PFOA, guidance on PFOS alternatives, decaBDE, and dicofol. A drafting group met to work on a draft decision on SCCPs, and a Friends of the Chair group met to continue discussions of HCBD.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web updates and a summary and analysis report from the 11th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-11). The report is available in HTML and PDF. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has provided daily web updates from the 11th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC.11). A summary and analysis report of CRC-11 is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at:

POPRC member
Tamara Kukharchyk, Belarus

POPRC member
Martien Janssen, the Netherlands

Jianxin Hu, China

L-R: POPRC member Ingrid Hauzenberger, Austria, Katinka van der Jagt, EU, and POPRC member Sylvain Bintein, France

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