Global Chemicals and Wastes Governance Beyond 2020

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Mini-seminar: Options for enhancing the global governance landscape on plastic pollution

2017-01-11
Global plastic production is continuously increasing, but many countries lack adequate waste collection systems. The seminar, organized on 17 January in Helsinki, will explore how the United Nations system at present addresses plastic pollution and will provide insight into how existing conventions and other instruments can be better put to use.

Global chemicals and waste governance should be reviewed

2017-01-09
Chemicals and waste governance is hampered by the inadequacy of international environmental law: hazardous chemicals still cause significant damage to human health and the environment, says a recent Nordic report examining ways to develop global chemicals and waste governance beyond 2020.