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ISWA Experts Contribute to the Second Edition of the Global Chemicals Outlook

The second edition of the Global Chemicals Outlook was launched on 11 March 2019 at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. ISWA Working Group on Hazardous Waste members were among the independent experts invited to review the draft GCO-II.

15 Mar 2019 -

The Global Chemicals Outlook II – From Legacies to Innovative Solutions: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, mandated by the UN Environment Assembly in 2016, seeks to alert policymakers and other stakeholders to the critical role of the sound management of chemicals and waste in sustainable development. It takes stock of global trends as well as progress made and gaps in achieving the global goal to minimize the adverse impacts from chemicals and waste by 2020. The Global Chemicals Outlook II finds that the global goal to minimize adverse impacts of chemicals and waste will not be achieved by 2020. Solutions exist, but more ambitious worldwide action by all stakeholders is urgently required.

 

ISWA Working Group on Hazardous Waste members were among the independent experts invited to review the draft GCO-II. 

 

"A very enthusiastic report for very complex issues in a context of research of consistency in our priorities for climate change mitigation and, at the same time, warranty of high quality recycling free of unwanted contaminants," commented Nicolas Humez, Chair of ISWA Working Group on Hazardous Waste.

 


 

A very enthusiastic report for very complex issues in a context of research of consistency in our priorities for climate change mitigation and, at the same time, warranty of high quality recycling free of unwanted contaminants.
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— HUMEZ Nicolas (@NHUMEZ1) March 15, 2019



You can download the report here.

 

A shorter Summary for Policymakers was tabled as a working document of the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly and is available in all six UN languages on the official UNEA website.


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