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Portal on Per and Poly Fluorinated Chemicals

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June 2020
This Portal serves to facilitate the exchange of information on per and poly-fluorinated chemicals, focusing specifically on per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).In order to support a global transition towards safer alternatives, the Portal provides information on the following areas:What are PFASs?Risk reduction approachesAlternativesProduction and emissionsInformation from countriesInformation provided in this portal comes principally from the work done within the context of the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group.
Emerging Policy Issues: Perfluorinated Chemicals
Report

Summary report on Chemicals in Toys Policy in China

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March 2020
China is one of the largest producers, exporters and consumers of toy products in the world. In order to ensure the quality and safety of toys, and to promote the development of toys industry, China implements a series of related laws, regulations and standards, with many authorities participate in the supervision and management of toys industry.However, there are still gaps between China and the European Union in terms of the limits of chemicals in toys and the management of new
Emerging Policy Issues: Chemicals in products
Infographic

Interactive visualisation of the status of lead paint laws

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January 2020
The interactive map shows the status of national lead paint laws as provided by governments to UNEP and WHO, Secretariat of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint. Information on an individual country’s lead paint law can be found by hovering over each country. The year indicates the year a country passed its lead paint law.This data visualization was prepared under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) full sized project 9771: Global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern
Emerging Policy Issues: Lead in paint
Topics: Policymaking
Factsheets and brochures

Suggested Steps for Establishing a Lead Paint Law

December 2019
This fact sheet outlines steps that have been helpful in countries that have adopted lead paint laws. The steps are not necessarily sequential or needed in every country.
Emerging Policy Issues: Lead in paint
Topics: Policymaking
Factsheets and brochures

Lead Paint Factsheet

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November 2019
This factsheet presents the work of UNEP and the Lead Paint Alliance. The document also highlights its impacts and the SAICM GEF project Lead in paint component.
Emerging Policy Issues: Lead in paint
Policy document

Understanding chemicals in products: SAICM Policy Brief

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November 2019
The transparency of information about chemicals in global supply chains has been an emerging policy issue for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) since 2009, leading to programmes such as the UNEP Chemicals in Products (CiP) Programme. The CiP programme focuses specifically on the textiles, toys, electronics and building materials sectors.Information exchange in the value chain is key in identifying and addressing any chemicals of concern1 in products. Brands and retailers frequently lack crucial knowledge about the properties
Policy document

Model Law and Guidance for Regulating Lead Paint

July 2018

UN Environment, in cooperation with World Health Organization, United States Environment Protection Agency and other partners, has developed a model law and guidance in order to assist countries in establishing and implementing regulation on lead paint.The purpose of this guidance is to assist countries to enact new laws (or to modify their existing laws) to establish a single regulatory limit on the total lead content in paints. The guidance describes the key elements of effective and enforceable legal requirements. It

Emerging Policy Issues: Lead in paint
Topics: Policymaking
Policy document

International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management is the framework on pesticide management for all public and private entities engaged in, or associated with, production, regulation and management of pesticides.The new Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management was approved by the FAO Conference in June 2013. The Code provides standards of conduct serves as a point of reference in relation to sound pesticide life cycle management practices, in particular for government authorities and the pesticide industry.The document is available
Emerging Policy Issues: Highly Hazardous Pesticides