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    Working Group on Chemical Issues of Concern Publishes Proposals for Beyond 2020

    Working Group on Chemical Issues of Concern Publishes Proposals for Beyond 2020

    The final report of the virtual working group proposes text and provides a brief rationale for each proposal. The VWG said the process for addressing "issues of concern" should be: simple, inclusive and transparent; promote greater ownership; enhance implementation; and consider the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The group agreed the ICCM is the appropriate body to take decisions regarding the future of current emerging policy issues and other issues of concern.  Read More
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    Experts Propose Targets, Process to Establish Indicators for Beyond 2020 Chemicals Framework

    Experts Propose Targets, Process to Establish Indicators for Beyond 2020 Chemicals Framework

    The report of the virtual working group details considerations and components of each target, to provide explanations and rationales to further inform the process, and to serve as a “guide” for the wording of targets. The Group generally agreed further work is required to develop draft targets before extensive work on indicators and milestones. Read More
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    Interactive Tool Illuminates Status of National Lead Paint Laws

    Interactive Tool Illuminates Status of National Lead Paint Laws

    The interactive map shows the status of national lead paint laws around the world as of February 2021. The map sorts countries with lead paint laws by income level among other types of information. Colombia and Vietnam are the most recent countries to establish lead paint laws. Read More
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    Drafting Group Considers Terminology for Chemicals and Waste Declaration

    Drafting Group Considers Terminology for Chemicals and Waste Declaration

    A number of participants supported specific reference to the precautionary principle in the declaration. Some called for reference to an independent global fund that would support implementation of the new instrument. The fifth meeting of the HLD informal drafting group will meet on 4 May 2021. Read More
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    We're almost there. Let's get there together

    We're almost there. Let's get there together