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SAICM Knowledge Management activities are supported by the GEF 9771 project on Global Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).

Within this framework, the SAICM Secretariat explores ways to create, manage and disseminate knowledge on chemicals of concern. The implementation follows a Knowledge Management Strategy that is being constantly revised and updated. It explores different tools and processes to better manage knowledge cycles, aiming at interlinking knowledge from multiple stakeholders. Communities of practice have been established to support collaborative and innovative exchanges.

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A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief
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    A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

    Policy document

    A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

    This policy brief examines the scientific, policy, and practical reasons for approaching PFAS as a class. It also identifies enabling conditions for advancing improved public health and environment protection in the textiles sector, for consideration by SAICM and other stakeholders.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Traceability in the textiles value chain

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Traceability in the textiles value chain

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals in Products (CiP). This is a summary of the discussion on Traceability in the textiles value chain, which took place on 11 November 2021.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Making the case: raising awareness about importance of lead paint laws

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Making the case: raising awareness about importance of lead paint laws

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a 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. This is a summary of the discussion on Making the case: raising awareness about importance of lead paint laws, which took place on 14 September 2021.

  • Article
    Why We Need a Science Policy Panel on Chemicals, Waste and Pollution

    Article

    Why We Need a Science Policy Panel on Chemicals, Waste and Pollution

    Pollution is the largest environmental risk factor for premature death on the planet, responsible for 9 million deaths each year. One way to bring much needed visibility and focused attention to this critical issue is a science-policy panel on pollution, chemicals, and waste. At UNEA-5.2 in February/March 2022, governments are expected to decide whether to establish an intergovernmental panel for chemicals, waste, and pollution. 

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Alternatives to HHPs – What are elements of success?

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Alternatives to HHPs – What are elements of success?

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on Alternatives to HHPs – What are elements of success?, which took place on 20 October 2020.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Alternatives in Phasing Out HHPs: Industry innovations and the Substitution process

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Alternatives in Phasing Out HHPs: Industry innovations and the Substitution process

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on Alternatives in Phasing Out HHPs: Industry innovations and the Substitution process, which took place on 15 September 2020.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Climate Change and Chemicals: Connections and Consequences

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Climate Change and Chemicals: Connections and Consequences

    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 Climate Change and Chemicals: Connections and Consequences, which took place on 22 September 2021.

  • Article
    Drafting Group Provides Recommendations for Post-2020 Chemicals Declaration

    Article

    Drafting Group Provides Recommendations for Post-2020 Chemicals Declaration

    An informal drafting group has concluded its work to develop essential elements for a possible high-level declaration on a post-2020 chemicals agreement. The co-facilitators have identified issues requiring further review, such as funding, peer review, science-policy interface, and capacity building. The group's recommendations will form the basis of a proposal for continued discussions on the declaration when face-to-face meetings resume. 

  • Database
    Lead in paint laboratory database

    Database

    Lead in paint laboratory database

    The Lead in Paint Laboratory Database lists laboratories from all UN regions capable of identifying and quantifying lead in paint samples.It is established by UNEP in close cooperation with the...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Chemicals in toys

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Chemicals in toys

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together and to...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Reformulation is entirely possible

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Reformulation is entirely possible

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring...

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