While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the necessary delay of important in person meetings, we are all finding new ways to connect and collaborate, including this week’s Act #ForNature Global Online Forum convened by the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the UN Environment Programme. This forum provides an opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate on how we can promote a “green” recovery from the pandemic and take further action at the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) scheduled for February 2021.
A study published in Environmental Science & Technology estimated the total number of “chemicals on the global market” may exceed 350,000. But is that really the correct number?
In these extraordinarily challenging times, the ICCA is committed to partnering with governments to moderate the impact of COVID-19.
Inventory and Evaluation of Publicly Available Sources of Information on Hazards and Risks of Industrial Chemicals
Regulatory authorities from developing countries have expressed a need for guidance in locating environmental, health and safety (EHS) information on industrial chemicals. In response, possible sources were identified via a search of the Internet using relevant terms and by soliciting suggestions from more than 200 knowledgeable stakeholders. This initially identified greater than 100 databases, 41 of which were chosen for further profiling and analysis based on their size and comprehensiveness.
As the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, ICCA is committed to making meaningful progress, in cooperation with governments and other stakeholders, to enhance the safe management of chemicals and waste around the globe.
ICCA releases study presenting a range of Chemistry-based products and solution that will make a low-carbon economy possible.
Symposium Aims to Identify Enabling Conditions to Achieve a Circular Plastics Economy and Responsibly Manage Plastic Waste
HANGZHOU, CHINA (September 18, 2019) – Experts from various regions, sectors, and backgrounds are gathering in Hangzhou, China today to discuss how closing the loop on plastic waste can address one of today’s most pressing environmental challenges. Hosted by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and UN Environment, and supported by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), this workshop aims to identify barriers to plastic recycling, and determine technical solutions, as well as policies and regulations, that enable a circular plastic economy.
“The global challenge of responsibly managing plastic waste requires a concerted action by all stakeholders, including government, academia, non-governmental organizations, […]
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY (April 2, 2019) – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the voice of the global chemical industry, is calling for the creation of an “international navigator” – a global repository of publicly available information on chemicals. This proposal is one of a series of recommendations issued by ICCA on the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 ahead of the third Open Ended Working Group (OEWG-3) meeting to discuss the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) post-2020.
“ICCA believes that beyond 2020, the SAICM framework should maintain its voluntary, multi-stakeholder, multi-sectorial nature, and continue to focus on its core work: building basic chemicals management capacity in countries that need it most,” said Cal Dooley, ICCA Council Secretary […]
NAIROBI, KENYA (March 18, 2019) – At the close of the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), governments, businesses, and civil society organizations have agreed on a number of commitments to tackle our world’s sustainability challenges. As the global voice of the chemical industry, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) remains steadfast in our role for driving progress across all three dimension of sustainable development – environmental, social and economic – and is helping to address and overcome the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
“Governments, industry and a range of stakeholders have come together at UNEA-4 with the goal of making significant progress towards the sound management of chemicals and waste worldwide. As the chemical industry, we are ideally placed […]