Highlights and images of main proceedings for 18 September 2018

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Summary

Highlights for Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A view of the room during the contact group discussions on PFHxS, its salts, and related compounds

The fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-14) continued for its second day on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.Delegates spent most of the day working in contact groups on the technical issues on the Committee’s agenda. The committee devoted most of the morning to work on the draft risk profile for perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts, and related compounds, and reconvened in plenary briefly to discuss the schedule of work for the next two days.During the lunch break, participants attended a side event on PFHxS, its salts, and related compounds, organized by Norway.Following the side event, delegates turned their attention to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and related compounds, working in a contact group throughout the afternoon and evening to strengthen the Committee’s recommendation to the Conference of the Parties to list these substances in the Annexes to the Convention.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided limited daily web coverage from POPRC-14. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has published a summary and analysis report from the meeting.

Noriyasu Nagai, Japan
Daniel Borg, Sweden
Karissa Kovner, US
Victorine Augustine Pinas, Suriname, and Andreas Buser, Switzerland
Delegates representing the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) during the morning session
Thabile Ndlovu, eSwatini, and Sam Ado-Kumi, Ghana
PFHxS Contact Group Chair Peter Dawson, New Zealand, with Kei Ohno Woodall, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat