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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 Jovita Tamosaityte
Jovita Tamosaityte

I am currently serving as the Knowledge Management Officer for the GEF-funded the Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS) Programme which supports Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

Read more about Claudia Vergara
Claudia Vergara
Lead the agenda for the chemical and paint sectors represented by the Association, promoting intervention in regulatory affairs, representing members before interest groups and implementing initiatives that facilitate compliance with indicators of development of projects of the Association. In addition to participating in the construction of public policies for the basic chemistry sector, especially in regulatory instruments derived from the OECD chemical committee.
Read more about Evelyn Suoja Valbonetti
Evelyn Suoja Valbonetti
Graduated in chemistry and chemistry technologies for the environment and materials, specializing in solutions for waste, energy and the environment. Advanced studies in organic chemistry. Studying sustainability and circular economy.
Read more about Branko Dunjic
Branko Dunjic
I have PhD in chemical engineering, with specialization on polymeric materials. I worked at the University of Belgrade as assistant professor, teaching polymer chemistry, and then joined industry where I worked as R&D manager, then as a manager of one production unit.Since 2007 I am managing Cleaner Production Centre in Serbia, established in the frame of a UNIDO-sponsored project.My main areas of expertise are:process optimization,polymer design, synthesis and characterization,resource efficiency and cleaner production,green &sustainable chemistrychemical leasing.I work on number of projects sponsored by UNIDO, Serbian Ministry of Science and Education, International Finance Corporation, UNEP and others.I published over 40 scientific