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  • July 15, 2020

    Workshop on Toys: “Virtual Expert Group”

    In July 2020, UNEP convened an online meeting of key stakeholders from the toy sector to present the initial results of a study screening chemicals in toys for potential concern and to consult preliminary research results on an overview of regulatory approaches. The meeting also focussed on identifying opportunities for further action to address the issue of chemicals of concern in toys on an

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  • July 15, 2020

    Online discussion: Mapping the global landscape of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) work

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Highly Hazardous Pesticides  to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).The first session will be held

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  • July 9, 2020

    Online discussion: Steps toward adoption of national lead paint laws - Community of Practice on Lead in Paint

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint.The first session will be held on 9 July at 14:00-15:30 Central European 

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  • May 20, 2020

    World Bee Day 2020

    The observance of World Bee Day worldwide aims to: draw the attention of the world’s public and political decision-makers to the importance of protecting bees;remind us that we depend on bees and other pollinators; protect bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing

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  • May 14, 2020

    COVID-19 Impacts on the Global Environmental Agenda: SAICM and ICCM5 [Virtual]

    The Geneva Environment Dialogues special COVID-19 series is focusing on the impacts of the pandemic on the global environmental agenda. Experts are concerned that the world is losing critical time to turn around alarming trends in biodiversity loss, climate change, sound management of chemicals and other environmental threats.

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  • May 4, 2020

    8th Global Nitrogen Conference [Virtual]

    The 8th International Nitrogen Initiative Conference (INI2020) was scheduled to convene in Berlin, Germany, from 3-7 May 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the INI Steering Committee and INI 2020 organizers decided to hold a virtual meeting on 4 May as a “curtain-raiser” to the in-person INI conference, which they announced would take place at some point in the next year. The

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  • March 23-27, 2020

    [Postponed] Fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP4)

    The fourth meeting of the intersessional process scheduled to take place in Bucharest, Romania, from 23 to 27 March 2020 has been postponed. More information to follow.This and previous meetings support stakeholders in their efforts to elaborate the future arrangements of the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 for consideration and adoption at the next

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  • March 9-10, 2020

    9th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

    The 9th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists Meeting offers an inviting atmosphere for attendees as a conference planned and attended entirely by students and recent graduates in the fields of environmental toxicology and chemistry.

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  • January 30-31, 2020

    International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Europe 2020 Strategic Workshop Program

    The scattered yet interconnected regulatory landscape in Europe, but also initiatives to move toward a safe, secure and sustainable Europe by 2030 pose unique challenges and needs for exposure science from research to application in industry and policy. In response to these challenges and needs, several European stakeholders are currently developing in a joint effort an exposure science strategy

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  • January 29-30, 2020

    Paint Reformulation in SMEs Launching Workshop: Indonesia

    The event, organized by Nexus 4 (formerly BaliFokus, an IPEN NGO partner) aims to officially launch the "Elimination of Lead in Paint" project implementation in Indonesia as well as share and discuss information related to lead paint both in the global and country context.The overall goal of the workshop is to discuss in detail the project work plan and the draft technical guidelines on paint

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  • January 14-16, 2020

    Workshop on Governance in the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020

    The German Government will host and UNITAR will organize a multi-stakeholder workshop to explore possible enabling framework for the post-2020 platform on sound management of chemicals and waste to replace the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and options for garnering high-level political buy-in, such as submission of the declaration and/or outcome of the October

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  • November 25-29, 2019

    Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

    The Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury is expected to discuss, inter alia, waste thresholds, releases, interim storage, contaminated sites, open burning of waste, review of Annexes A and B, and harmonized customs codes.The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of COP2 is here.The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of COP1 is here.  IISD Reporting Services /

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  • October 20-26, 2019

    International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019

    International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) raises awareness and promotes actions to address the human health effects of lead exposure, especially for children. During the Week, governments, academia, industry and civil society advance efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning, and specifically laws to eliminate lead in paint.The 2019 ILPPW aims to:Raise awareness about health effects

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  • October 16-17, 2019

    Paint Reformulation in SMEs Launching Workshop: NCPC China

    The event, organized by the Chinese National Cleaner Production Center (CNCPC), aims to share and discuss information related to lead paint both in the global and country context. Data and information on health and economic impact, country lead paint testing, current legislation, and paint market situation are presented and discussed with government officials (environment, industry, etc). The

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  • October 8-10, 2019

    15th Meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee

    The 15th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-15) will review chemicals and pesticide formulations for possible listing under Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.CRC-15 will convene back-to-back with the 15th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-15).  IISD Reporting Services / ENB Coverage http://enb.iisd.org/chemical/pic/crc15/ 

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  • October 1-4, 2019

    15th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

    The 15th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-15) will review the possible listing of hazardous chemicals under the various annexes of the Stockholm Convention.POPRC-15 is taking place back-to-back with the 15th meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC-15). IISD Reporting Services / ENB Coverage http://enb.iisd.org/chemical/pops

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  • October 1-4, 2019

    Third meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP3)

    The Third Meeting of the Intersessional Process (IP3) for Considering the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020 continues the discussions on a possible post-2020 platform for chemicals and waste. The meeting took place in Bangkok, Thailand, 1-4 October 2019.  IISD Reporting Services / ENB Coverage http:/

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  • September 8-13, 2019

    14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP 2019)

    The 14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP 2019) will convene on the theme, ‘Bridging Knowledge on Global Mercury with Environmental Responsibility, Human Welfare and Policy Response’.The meeting will seek to assess implementation of solutions to reduce the emissions and exposure to mercury as a global environmental pollutant and test the efficiency of implementation

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  • September 3-5, 2019

    Technical Expert Workshop on Indicators

    A technical expert workshop on indicators, generously hosted by the Government of the United Kingdom,  was held from 3 to 5 September 2019 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The workshop was run by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).The overall objective of the workshop was for participating experts to:Identify and review existing and potential new indicators and

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  • August 21-22, 2019

    Policy support and awareness raising generate support for lead phase out: Asia Pacific regional workshop

    This workshop provides an overview of the Lead Paint Alliance recommended actions and available advice to supportthe establishment of lead paint lawsin the Asia-Pacific region. The participantsinclude representatives fromAsia-Pacific environmentand healthagencies, SAICM Lead Paint Project Executing Partners, and industry and civil society representatives.In preparation for the workshop, national

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