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A Toxics-Free Future

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In preparation for the 11th meeting of the Stockholm Convention's POPs Review Committee (POPRC), this Quick Guide to IPEN Views on POPRC11 highlights IPEN's views on issues that the Committee will tackle at the meeting, including whether DecaBDE (extensively used as an additive flame retardant), dicofol (a chemical that kills mites that is structurally similar to DDT), short-chained chlorinated paraffins (used in metalworking, flame retardants, paints, adhesives and sealants, plastics and rubber etc.), and PFOA (the “Teflon chemical”) should move forward in the Convention evaluation proces

This document is a summary statement of IPEN's views on issues that ICCM2 will be called upon to address, including:

  • Rules of Procedure
  • Evaluation of SAICM implementation
  • Coherence among international instruments
  • Modalities for reporting
  • Strengthening of national chemicals management capacities
  • Financial and technical resources
  • Emerging policy issues
  • Subsidiary bodies
  • Information exchange and scientific and technical cooperation
  • Cooperation with intergovernmental organizations


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