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IPEN

A Toxics-Free Future

On the Ground

Globalizing Local Concerns, Localizing Global Policy

Because it works both internationally and with grassroots and national groups, IPEN is uniquely positioned to “connect the dots” between organizations and to identify, shape and leverage opportunities to eliminate toxic chemical hazards around the world.

IPEN helps build the capacity of its Participating Organizations to influence local policy, create greater public awareness of toxics issues, and help their governments implement international policies, such as chemicals treaties and other chemical safety policy agreements.

Since 2004, IPEN has initiated and implemented several multimillion dollar (US) projects, including direct support to over 400 project activities in 80 countries. Major IPEN projects include:

IPEN also raises awareness and builds support on-the-ground for its Honoring Minamata and Toxics-Free Rio + 20 Campaigns, and strengthens bonds between partners in other sectors, such as labor and health. 

Learn more about IPEN projects around the world by clicking countries (or choosing a country from the drop-down menu) located on the map below. You can also search for projects related to specific issues by using the search function and keywords.