Highlights and images for 15 September 2016



IISD Reporting Services - Rotterdam Convention

On Thursday, CRC-12 reconvened. In the morning, the Committee discussed the proposal from Colombia for the inclusion of carbofuran suspension concentrate 330 g/L as a severely hazardous pesticide formulation (SHPF) in Annex III, and established a contact group on the issue. The CRC also discussed the notifications of final regulatory action on atrazine and asked the contact group to consider the remaining outstanding issues, with the exception of the risk evaluation criterion.

During lunch, CRC participants attended a side event on assessing highly hazardous pesticide (HHP) use and risks and exploring the alternatives, drawing from experiences from Costa Rica and former Soviet republics.

In the afternoon, the contact groups on atrazine and carbofuran suspension concentrate 330 g/L met.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web updates from CRC12 and a summary and analysis report from the meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF.

CRC member Nuansri Tayaputch, Thailand, discusses the EU notification for atrazine

CRC member Norma Sbarbati-Nudelman, Argentina, discusses the SHPF proposal

Noluzuko (Zukie) Gwayi, South Africa, discusses the notifications for atrazine with Karissa Kovner, US

CRC member Malverne Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda, introduces the SHPF proposal


Negotiating blocs
European Union