Defra held a call for comments on draft documents for 3 substances being proposed for listing as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) on the UN Stockholm Convention. POPs proposals are sent to and reviewed by the Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC).
Comments received in this call were incorporated into the UK’s submission of comments to the Stockholm Convention’s POPRC as part of several commenting and redrafting cycles for these evaluation documents.
The POPRC also held their own call for comments on these draft documents. Revised drafts of these evaluation documents will be considered at the next POPRC meeting in October 2023.
The Stockholm Convention website includes more information about POPRC’s calls for comments.
You can read the Government’s response here.