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Video and Postcard: The True Costs of the Chemical Industry's Products

The true costs of the chemical industry's products include more than just the costs to produce them. The costs of illness and environmental devastation amount to over $1 trillion (USD) per year, paid for by the public rather than the chemical industry. Watch IPEN's new 5-minute video to see some of the people and places affected by the chemical industry's products and their externalized costs.

Events

1 & 2 October: High Level Segment

IPEN representatives and colleagues spoke during the ICCM4's High Level Segment, which aimed to provide a "platform to inspire wider stakeholder engagement and renewed commitment to implement the Strategic Approach. It will include discussions on the linkages and opportunities for SAICM to contribute directly to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Foundation in Support of Civil Initiatives (FSCI) and Independent Ecological Expertise (IEE), IPEN Participating Organizations in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, recently successfully completed Quick Start Programme-funded projects related to supporting SAICM and GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) implementation in their respective countries.

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management's (SAICM's) 2nd Open Ended Working Group (OEWG2) meeting is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland and numerous representatives from IPEN Participating Organizations are in attendance. In the run-up to the meeting, IPEN prepared a "Quick Views" document (English / русский / Español / français / العربية), a summary statement of IPEN views on issues that are being discussed at the OEWG2. These include, but are not limited to, chemicals in products, lead in paint, electronic and electrical products, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and nanotechnology. 

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