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A Toxics-Free Future

2002 Milestones

  • IPEN focuses on POPs outreach and NGO capacity-building in Africa, including via an IPEN Africa Skillshare in Arusha, Tanzania with the participation of 110 delegates and IPENers from 20 countries.
  • IPEN begins project development for an International POPs Elimination Project (IPEP).
  • IPEN formally engages in the Stockholm Convention Expert Group to develop the Convention’s Best Available Techniques/Best Environmental Practices Guidelines, to reduce or eliminate unintentionally released POPs (dioxin) from industrial practices.
  • Jack Weinberg (USA) elected as IPEN Co-Chair, to serve with Dr. Romy Quijano (Philippines).

Co-Chairs Jack Weinberg and Romy Quijano receive IFCS award