GGKPwebinar - Green and Sustainable Chemistry: From Objectives to Action

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How can governments, businesses and citizens learn more about green and sustainable chemistry? Where are key entry points for learning and training?

What is the market potential for green and sustainable chemistry? What are the most relevant eco-innovations in business models?  

How can green and sustainable chemistry support sustainable development goals (i.e. sustainable consumption and production, biodiversity and gender)?

This webinar will feature a presentation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Framework Manual from lead author Achim Halpaap, Former Head of the UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion focused on how to begin implementation of the ten objectives and guiding considerations for green and sustainable chemistry from the report with leaders in academia, industry and government.


Amy Cannon, Executive Director/Co-founder, Beyond Benign

Rafael Cayuela, Director and Corporate Economist, The Dow Chemical Company

Bob Diderich, Head Division, Environment, Health and Safety, Environment Directorate, OECD

Achim Halpaap, Former Head of the Chemicals and Health Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Tatiana Santos, Policy Manager for Chemicals & Nanotechnology, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

Dr. Vaina Zuin, Professor of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos

Moderated by Monika G. MacDevette, Chief, Chemicals & Health Branch Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Background documents

UNEA-4 Resolution 4/8 on Chemicals and Waste

Global Chemicals Outlook II – From Legacies to Innovative Solutions: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UNEP Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Framework Manual

Executive Summary: UNEP Green and Sustainable Chemistry Framework Manual

Assessment paper on linkages with other clusters related to chemicals and waste management and options to coordinate and cooperate on areas of common interest

OECD Guidance on Key Considerations for the Identification and Selection of Safer Chemical Alternatives


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