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Gender and sound management of chemicals and waste: Gender and the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues

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Gender and sound management of chemicals and waste: Gender and the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues

The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a summary of the discussion on Gender and sound management of chemicals and waste: Gender and the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues, which took place on 26 August 2020.

Presenter: Sara Brosché (IPEN)

The aim of this discussion was to identify and share experiences about gender inequalities related to chemicals and waste management, their linkages to the SDGs, and identify steps that can be taken by different stakeholders to address these. A special focus was on the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues and Issues of Concern, and actions needed to address gender inequalities in the SAICM and policy context.