Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a great potential of improving the scientific and technical aspects of the chemical identification and replacement process, as well as the social dimension of regulatory decision making. 

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Awareness-raising is key to change people behaviours because it pictures chemicals of concern as highly visible issues.  When stakeholders are aware of the effects caused by chemicals, they are more inclined to act towards their safe management, t

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Chemicals in building products

Building products are a highly variable product group encompassing a diverse range of materials in different applications, such as steel, concrete or wood but also plastic and polymer materials in insulation foam or epoxy resins.

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Chemicals in textiles

The textile industry is one of the largest industries in the world with an estimated value of US$ 1.3 trillion that employs

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Chemicals in toys

Like many other consumer products, toys can be composed of a diverse range of different materials, such as plastics, textiles or metals.

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Circularity challenges the current economic model towards a sustainable future

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Electrical and electronic equipment when becoming waste (e-waste) such as personal computers, printers, televisions, mobile phones, refrigerators and air-conditioning units is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world today.

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Eco-innovation is the development and application of a business model, shaped by a new business strategy that incorporates sustainability throughout all business operations based on life cycle thinking and in cooperation with partners across the v

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Gender mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming supports both men's and women's equal contributions through policies and programs that address their specific needs.

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Knowledge Management

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).

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Life Cycle

Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) is about going beyond the traditional focus on production site and manufacturing processes to include environmental, social and economic impacts of a product over its entire life cycle.

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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), sometimes known as "forever chemicals" are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes.

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Around the world, in order to protect health and the environment, countries need to set in place and enforce effective national legislation, regulations and/or standards regarding chemicals of concern.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2015.

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Sustainable Public Procurement

Public procurement wields enormous purchasing power, accounting for an average of 12 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), and up to 30 per cent of GDP in many d

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