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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (JULY 17, 2018) – Today, at the United Nations High Level Political Forum, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is joined by stakeholders and governments from around the world to reiterate our commitment and share innovative ideas for improving the safe management of chemicals and waste globally. Guiding our journey is the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), a voluntary, multi-stakeholder approach that enables all relevant stakeholders to contribute to building a stronger foundation for sound management of chemicals and waste more broadly than any alternative approach.
SAICM’s multi-stakeholder approach enables governments of developed and developing nations, as well as non-governmental organizations, industry, and other supporters to partner and collaborate in ways that would not […]
Argentina Event Holds Promise of Strengthening Country’s Commitment to the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
Over the past three decades, production and trade of chemicals have grown significantly in the South American country, Argentina. Argentina has many existing instruments related to the management of chemicals and has been a long-standing member of Responsible Care® for more than 20 years through its local host association Cámara de la Industria Química y Petroquímica (CIQyP).
Recently, Argentina was granted funding from the UN Special Programme for a project to “Strengthen the national capacity for the sound management of chemicals and waste.” The Special Programme aims to support institutional strengthening at the national level to enhance the implementation of the chemicals and waste conventions and achieve the 2020 goal of sound chemicals management under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals […]
ICCA Contributes Solutions to Tackling The Global Challenge To Clean Up Our Planet And #Beatpollution
UN Environment is calling on governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and any other interested groups or institutions to join the fight to #BeatPollution.
Read more about ICCA’s committment to tackle this global challenge.
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) represents chemical manufacturers and producers around the world. We are the worldwide voice of the chemical industry with our members accounting for more than 90 percent of global chemical sales, and more than 20 million employees around the world. We help the chemical industry by tackling global issues and helping the industry improve continuously.
ICCA Commits to #BeatPollution
ICCA is an association of innovators, visionaries, solutions providers, and product stewardship pioneers. Above all, we are optimists. What others see as challenges, we see […]
Representatives from the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) joined leaders from government and non-governmental organizations in Brasilia from 7 – 9 February to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and to consider the future of SAICM.
Learn more about the first meeting of the SAICM intersessional process.
SAICM and its innovative, multi-stakeholder framework have brought together a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate on addressing a wide range of issues and topics relative to chemicals management. It is well known that partnerships have played an integral role in advancing sound chemicals management globally. SAICM’s key value comes from its bridge-building and consensus-building framework to help global issues related to sound chemicals […]
Following the Paris Agreement entry into force, the Parties to the Agreement held their first meeting in November 2016 (Marrakesh), with the intent of opening a new chapter on global climate action.
COP22 marked the beginning of a multi-year deliberation on how best to operationalize the broad goals included in the Paris Agreement. Among the unresolved, critical issues relative to the Agreement at the international level include: identifying the role of carbon markets in meeting national commitments, establishing a process to report and update on national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and identifying how best to utilize technology innovations to meet climate policy goals, et. al. As governments navigate these thorny issues, we believe the chemical industry, and the […]
ICCA Council Secretary Speaks at the 21st Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in the Hague.
Mr. Chairman, Ambassador Űzűmcű, Distinguished Delegates and Guests: I am Cal Dooley, the President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. I have the privilege of serving as the Council Secretary of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), on whose behalf I am pleased to make these remarks.
ICCA and its member associations particularly appreciate the commitment of the Conference of States Parties (CSP) to regularly engage the chemical industry and scientific organizations. Your decision several years ago to extend industry a standing invitation to address the CSP plenary is an important indication of your continued interest […]
ICCA at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 22)
Successful implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement hinges in large part on the private sector both informing and transforming international policy directives on climate into action by investing, developing and deploying innovations to address global sustainability challenges, including reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Chemistry plays a key role in the development of solutions, such as more efficient modes of transport, heating energy carriers, and carbon capture and sequestration. To create the supportive environment needed to address the global climate challenge, it is important for the international community to reap and expand the chemical sciences potential by helping to bridge the gap between a product […]