We would like to draw your attention to the recent international development on global environmental governance occurring as part of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA5) in February this year. For the first time, chemical pollution will become a priority for UNEP’s work in 2022–2025, next to climate change and biodiversity. Furthermore, the governments around the world are discussing how to strengthen the science-policy interface on chemicals and waste.

Read the full article on the IPCP Website

We would like to invite you to voice your support for establishing a global science-policy body on chemicals and waste, akin to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Such a body will be able to (1) greatly enhance informed policy-making by the international community in identifying and addressing the global threat of chemical pollution and (2) help engage the wider scientific community, including social and nature sciences, in conducting timely policy-relevant research and making their research visible to policymakers.

Please sign-on here to voice your support:

This list of signatories will be compiled into an information document for the 2nd session of UNEA-5 (United Nations Environment Assembly) in 2022 and will be posted on the IPCP website. Please also share the page with your fellow colleagues. Chemical pollution is a global threat that warrants global actions, and enhancing global governance to achieve this needs our support.

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