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  • September 9, 2020

    Benign by Design – Taster Course for Master in Sustainable Chemistry

    Introduction to the Concept of Benign by Design with Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer.

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  • September 8-11, 2020

    16th Meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee

    The 16th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-16) will review chemicals and pesticide formulations for possible listing under Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.CRC-16 will convene back-to-back with the 16th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-16).

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  • August 26, 2020

    Online discussion: Gender and sound management of chemicals and waste: Gender and the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The next online session will be

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  • August 25, 2020

    Webinar: Gender and chemicals in different sectors

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • August 19, 2020

    Online discussion: Perspectives on addressing HHPs in the SAICM context

    Please note that there has been a time change.The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Highly Hazardous Pesticides  to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Highly Hazardous

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  • August 18, 2020

    Online discussion: Setting low limits for lead in paint – legal side

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint.The next session will be held on 18 August at 16:00-17:30 Central European

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  • August 6, 2020

    Regional meeting for the development of a regional standard on lead in paint in the ECOWAS region

    An information meeting is convened by the ECOWAS Commission to present issues around lead paint and how the project could assist ECOWAS achieve a regional standard and regulation according to the ECOSHAM chart in annex. With the assistance of technical experts, the Commission will present global and regional information on the lead paint issue and the need for establishing a regional technical standard and regulation in the ECOWAS region.

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  • July 28, 2020

    Webinar: Chemicals and gender – why it matters?

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • July 27, 2020

    Webinar: Gender and Green and Sustainable Chemistry

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • July 15, 2020

    Online discussion: Mapping the global landscape of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) work

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Highly Hazardous Pesticides  to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).The first session will be held

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  • July 9, 2020

    Online discussion: Steps toward adoption of national lead paint laws - Community of Practice on Lead in Paint

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint.The first session will be held on 9 July at 14:00-15:30 Central European 

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  • May 20, 2020

    World Bee Day 2020

    The observance of World Bee Day worldwide aims to: draw the attention of the world’s public and political decision-makers to the importance of protecting bees;remind us that we depend on bees and other pollinators; protect bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing

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  • May 14, 2020

    COVID-19 Impacts on the Global Environmental Agenda: SAICM and ICCM5 [Virtual]

    The Geneva Environment Dialogues special COVID-19 series is focusing on the impacts of the pandemic on the global environmental agenda. Experts are concerned that the world is losing critical time to turn around alarming trends in biodiversity loss, climate change, sound management of chemicals and other environmental threats.

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  • May 4, 2020

    8th Global Nitrogen Conference [Virtual]

    The 8th International Nitrogen Initiative Conference (INI2020) was scheduled to convene in Berlin, Germany, from 3-7 May 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the INI Steering Committee and INI 2020 organizers decided to hold a virtual meeting on 4 May as a “curtain-raiser” to the in-person INI conference, which they announced would take place at some point in the next year. The

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  • March 23-27, 2020

    [Postponed] Fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

    The fourth meeting of the intersessional process scheduled to take place in Bucharest, Romania, from 23 to 27 March 2020 has been postponed. More information to follow.This and previous meetings support stakeholders in their efforts to elaborate the future arrangements of the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 for consideration and adoption at the next

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  • March 9-10, 2020

    9th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting

    The 9th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists Meeting offers an inviting atmosphere for attendees as a conference planned and attended entirely by students and recent graduates in the fields of environmental toxicology and chemistry.

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  • January 30-31, 2020

    International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Europe 2020 Strategic Workshop Program

    The scattered yet interconnected regulatory landscape in Europe, but also initiatives to move toward a safe, secure and sustainable Europe by 2030 pose unique challenges and needs for exposure science from research to application in industry and policy. In response to these challenges and needs, several European stakeholders are currently developing in a joint effort an exposure science strategy

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  • January 29-30, 2020

    Paint Reformulation in SMEs Launching Workshop: Indonesia

    The event, organized by Nexus 4 (formerly BaliFokus, an IPEN NGO partner) aims to officially launch the "Elimination of Lead in Paint" project implementation in Indonesia as well as share and discuss information related to lead paint both in the global and country context. The overall goal of the workshop is to discuss in detail the project work plan and the draft technical guidelines on paint

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  • January 14-16, 2020

    Workshop on Governance in the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020

    The German Government will host and UNITAR will organize a multi-stakeholder workshop to explore possible enabling framework for the post-2020 platform on sound management of chemicals and waste to replace the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and options for garnering high-level political buy-in, such as submission of the declaration and/or outcome of the October

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  • November 25-29, 2019

    Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury

    The Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury is expected to discuss, inter alia, waste thresholds, releases, interim storage, contaminated sites, open burning of waste, review of Annexes A and B, and harmonized customs codes.The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of COP2 is here.The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of COP1 is here.  IISD Reporting Services /

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