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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 Brenda Koekkoek
Brenda Koekkoek
Since 2012, I have worked in a leading role with the secretariat of SAICM, including managing the secretariat efforts to design and now execute this multi-stakeholder SAICM GEF project.Upon joining UNEP in 2006, I worked to establish and manage the Global Mercury Partnership and in providing policy support to the negotiation process for the development of the Minamata Convention on mercury. Prior to UNEP, I worked at Environment and Climate Change Canada on air quality and chemical related issues.Much of my career has allowed me to work in a multi-stakeholder function on pollution and sustainability related issues, focusing on building
Read more about Ndeye Fatou NDIAYE
Ndeye Fatou NDIAYE
As Chemical Waste Manager I am working on Chemicals and Hazardous Waste Management problem solving skills. I determine the compliance obligations of the environmental business and health -safety at work; I also provide to companies the managerial,
Read more about Sara Brosche
Sara Brosche
Sara Brosché joined the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) in 2012 after finishing a MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Environmental Science focussing on pharmaceutical pollution and mixture ecotoxicology. IPEN is a global network of public interest NGOs in more than 120 countries working together for a world in which toxic chemicals are no longer produced or used in ways that harm human health and the environment. In her role as Science Advisor she works on wide range of issues related to chemical safety. This includes SAICM and its emerging policy issues and issues of concern, the Stockholm Convention
Read more about Lynn Wagner
Lynn Wagner
Lynn M. Wagner is the Senior Director of the SDG Knowledge program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). In this role, she oversees projects that seek to increase the accountability of decision making for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), enhance engagement in SDG implementation, develop SDG indicator and reporting tools, and support SDG implementation. Wagner began working with IISD in 1994 as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, and she continues to observe and analyze multilateral environmental negotiations with IISD’s flagship publication. She also served as the Senior Manager of IISD Reporting Services’ Knowledge Management Projects from
Read more about Colin Lang
Colin Lang

Program Officer – ADEME—French environmental agency Responsible of Extended Producer Responsibility. (EPR) program for chemical products Supervise and monitor EPR program performances Recommend strategy and advise the competent authorities (MoE).