The second session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM2) was held in Geneva, Swtizerland from 11 - 15 May, 2009. Numerous representatives from IPEN Participating Organizations actively participated. Please see IPEN information and documents related to the meeting below. For more details about the meeting (background documents, agenda, etc.), please see the SAICM website.
During the negotiations, the international community understood that there were likely to be more POPs than the twelve substances originally covered by the treaty. Therefore, the Convention established a science-based process for evaluating candidate POPs which recognizes that lack of full scientific certainty should not prevent a candidate substance from proceeding in the evaluation or listing. For COP4, an expert committee of the Convention, the POPs Review Committee (POPRC), has recommended nine new substances for listing.
Citizen's Report - Global Outreach Campaign on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
IPEN, Health Care Without Harm, International Society of Doctors for the Environment, Pesticide Action Network International, Women in Europe for a Common Future, World Federation of Public Health Associations
This document from IPEN's Dioxin, PCBs and Waste Working Group provides background information and analysis of the effects of wind on the distributions of PCBs released from sources exposed to the air.