Highlights and images for 13 September 2018



Group picture of CRC-14 delegates

On Thursday, 13 September 2018, CRC-14 concluded its work by:

  • agreeing to the draft decision and rationale for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and related compounds, and establishing an intersessional working group to work on the decision guidance document (DGD) on the proposal to list PFOA, its salts and related compounds in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention;
  • agreeing to the draft decision and rationale for HBCD and deciding not to take further action on this notification, given the previous decision to recommend HBCD for listing in Annex III of the Convention;
  • discussing other matters, including a report on the collection of examples of severely hazardous pesticide formulations reviewed by CRC, and a report on the intersessional work on “From Science to Action;” and
  • setting the date for CRC-15 as 7-11 October 2019 and agreeing that the meeting will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

After brief concluding remarks by CRC Chair Noluzuko "Zukie" Gwayi (South Africa) in which she congratulated delegates for their hard work during both the intersessional period and throughout the meeting, CRC-14 closed at 11:47 am.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web updates from CRC-14 and published a summary and analysis of the meeting.

Carlos Martin-Novella, Deputy Executive Director, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat, with CRC Chair Noluzuko “Zukie” Gwayi, South Africa
Suresh Amichand, Guyana, and Joseph Edmund, Ghana, CRC-14 members
Viliami Toalei Manu, Tonga, and Timo Seppälä, Finland, will lead the work of the intersessional drafting group on PFOA, its salts and related compounds.