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Emerging Policy Issues


Policy brief

A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector

For over a decade, under both SAICM and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the class of chemicals known as PFAS is gaining increasing international attention.

Policy Document

Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action

Lead has toxic effects on almost all body systems and is especially harmful for children and pregnant women. Lead paint is an avoidable source of exposure to lead.


Women, Chemicals and the SDGs

Gender Review Mapping with a Focus on Women and Chemicals: Impact of Emerging Policy Issues and the Relevance for the Sustainable Development Goals

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People working for a healthier environment

Read more about Asuman Kyabise
Asuman Kyabise

My work on training farmers on proper agrochemical use keeps the levels of chemicals in the food chain at minimum residual levels because the farmers are in position to access knowledge on the good agricultural practices that relate to chemical us

Read more about Colin Hannahan
Colin Hannahan
Colin is passionate about the power of green and sustainable chemistry to contribute to a healthier environment. He has studied chemical engineering and a masters in sustainable chemistry. After working as an industry and academic researcher in the field of sustainable energy and energy storage technologies, Colin has recently joined UNEP as a consultant to support their work on green and sustainable chemistry. Colin hopes that his work will result in the uptake of green and sustainable chemistry practices throughout society to promote sound chemical management and a cleaner and safer world for all.
Read more about Dawda Badgie
Dawda Badgie
My work at the environment agency is essentially involved in the general protection of the environment from all kinds of pollution that affect human health and other related living thing and advocate for sustainable management of our this important planet earth.
Read more about Kristin Schafer
Kristin Schafer
We promote policies and practices that reduce reliance on hazardous pesticides. We also conduct grassroots science and advocacy with communities directly harmed by industrial agriculture, including community-scale farmers, farmworkers, rural families and Indigenous communities.
Read more about Sathish Kokkula
Sathish Kokkula
Our NGO, Srivaranam Organization for the Environmental Education (SOEE), was accredited by the Conference of the States Parties (CSP) of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) for the work and papers/statement submitted on the topics "Dual-use Chemica