Practices In The Sound Management Of Chemicals

This volume presents successful practices and experiences in the sound management of chemicals worldwide, in both developed and developing countries. Nearly all case studies included were developed by individuals directly involved in the projects selected. The cases encompass information about the history of the projects as well as challenges, implementation experiences, lessons learned and future plans. It should, however, be noted that these case studies are but a small sample of the body of knowledge that is available in this area. In addition to assessing current trends in chemicals management, this publication makes a case for scaling up the experiences presented to realize a larger scale impact. Towards this aim, some emerging issues and priority areas which require the Commission’s attention have been identified. This publication notes that significant progress has been made on the sound management of chemicals, and that many best practices and successful experiences in reducing and preventing chemical risks and hazards through better practices in production, storage, transport, use and disposal of chemicals have emerged all around the world. Additionally, many programmes and projects for strengthening of information sharing, risk assessment, reduction and prevention, capacity building and awareness raising, as well as on the development of indicators and monitoring have been initiated. Despite these achievements, however, the fact remains that chemicals continue to have a significant negative impact both on human health and the environment.


Title: Practices In The Sound Management Of Chemicals
Authors: Division for Sustainable Development (UNDESA)
Stockholm Convention Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Tags: environment
highly hazardous pesticides
sustainable agriculture
chemical fertilizer
climate change
Date: 19-Apr-2012
Publisher: Division for Sustainable Development (UNDESA), Stockholm Convention Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Category Type: Books
Appears in Sub-Collections:Highly Hazardous Pesticides


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