Global Chemicals and Waste Information Platform
Despite marked successes of the three established International Chemicals Conventions (Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm) and the new Mercury Convention (Minamata) in international Chemicals Management (CM), there are always new problems arising from changed circumstances and discoveries. This is the reason that new substances were added to the originally 12 POPs in the Stockholm Convention and that the Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes was agreed on under the Basel Convention in 2011.
Moreover, there are still many problems not covered by the existing conventions or even the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). One reason for the tardy progress being made is a continued lack of financing for the whole sector.
On top of that, this lack is aggravated by the rather complex and varied political landscape of stakeholders leading to duplications in efforts.
Who we are and what we want
The Global Chemicals and Waste Information Platform as an informational platform was launched to provide both an overview and more detailed information about the Chemical Management, international Chemical Conventions and all the new tendencies in the field of Chemicals and Waste. The aim is to facilitate the knowledge flow, communication, co-ordination and the valorisation of synergies. The various stakeholders in the chemical field come from different contexts like the international chemicals conventions and SAICM, international organisations, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisation, chemical industry associations and private units.
Consequently, we deal with all kinds of different topics related to the subject:
- Strengthening of capacities for sound CM on national industrial level or in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
- Drafting policy frameworks for the regulation of the global production, trade and use of chemicals and the disposal of hazardous wastes.
- Promoting new technologies and approaches (best practices) among stakeholders.
- Reduction of adverse effects of chemicals on human health and the environment and the elimination of such dangers, e.g. in the form of contaminated-site remediation.
- Promoting the new approach for chemicals: the Green or Sustainable Chemistry in line with SDGs.
Our common goal
This website is designed to give anyone involved in the field one single point of reference and keep people with an interest in the topic up-to-date.
The platform serves as a knowledge stock for the 17 years of experience by the GIZ convention project Chemical Safety.
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