Nine New POPs are officially added to the Stockholm Convention at the 4th Conference of the Parties (COP4).
The Stockholm Convention’s “Toolkit” is revised to include an “inventory of sources,” a major victory after a long and highly technical struggle to more accurately calculate industry contributions to dioxin emissions.
IPEN adopts a Mercury Platform for the global Mercury Treaty negotiations and the IPEN General Assembly officially expands IPEN policy work into heavy metals.
IPEN establishes a Heavy Metals Working Group, and further engages in the preparations for the negotiation of the emerging Mercury Treaty.
IPENers Olga Speranskaya and Yuyun Ismawati receive the 2009 Goldman Environmental Award for their work on toxics and waste. In receiving the award, Olga officially acknowledges her local NGO and IPEN.
The SAICM Global Outreach Campaign achieves its objective of over 1,000 endorsements by NGOs across 100 countries that are committed to advancing SAICM and chemical safety.
IPEN participates in the third Open-Ended Working Group to prepare for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on mercury in Bangkok, Thailand.