Side event on “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet: Accelerating the sound management of chemicals and waste”

4 December 2017 at 1:15-2:45 pm

United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya, Conference room 1

Event description: Every day new data and examples reveal the burden that pollution places on our health, ecosystems and economies, affecting vulnerable, poor populations in developing countries the hardest. Pollution can take many forms, with chemicals and wastes becoming one of the major sources of pollution if not managed properly.

The panel discussion will bring together high-level representatives from partner countries, the UN system, civil society and private sector to present their innovative and forward-looking solutions to beat pollution from chemicals and wastes. The panelists will share their experiences in the areas related to the promotion of circular business models, integrated policies and regulations, multi-stakeholder partnerships, innovation and safe technologies.

Organizers and Partners: Government of Germany; Government of Mauritius; Government of Uruguay; Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions; Chemicals and Health Branch of UN Environment; International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre; World Economic Forum and World Resources Forum

Download the summary of key messages, the programme and flyer of the event , and list of biographies of side event’s speakers.

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Contact Persons: Marylene Beau:; Charles Avis:

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