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Sustainable Development

IPEN will participate in the 3rd meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from November 27th to December 6th, 2017, under the overarching theme of pollution. Informational documents and information about IPEN's activities during the meeting will be posted on this page.

For years, IPEN has worked on several issues of pollution that will be relevant to the Assembly. For informational materials to supplement issues covered at the meeting, visit IPEN's UNEA3 Information Materials page.

The LVEMP II Civil Society Watch eBulletin is a monthly bulletin from the East African Sustainability Watch Network comprising: Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD) and Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Network (SusWatch Kenya).

In the September issue, 

IPEN joined over 65 organizations signing-on to a letter to the President of the European Parliament expressing concerns that the European Commission (EC) is failing to respect the European Parliament's 2015 resolution on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Dr. Joseph DiGangi

IPEN Senior Science and Technical Advisor Joseph DiGangi, PhD, participated in a side event at the 2nd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) currently underway in Kenya. Advancing Sustainable Chemistry in a Sustainable Development Context: Opportunities for Global, Regional and National Chemicals Management sought to discuss the sustainable chemistry concept and related opportunities from developing countries’ perspectives; examine the potential of sustainable chemistry in a SAICM beyond-2020 and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda context; provide an update on recent international developments and discussions related to sustainable chemistry and the chemicals and waste dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals; and showcase specific initiatives to advance sustainable chemistry, including related policy analysis and technical support.

For more information about IPEN's activities at UNEA2, see this IPEN webpage. 

Activities

23 May, 2016:

Sara Brosché, PhD, IPEN's Lead Paint Elimination Project Manager, participated in a side event called Four Years to Phase Out Lead in Paint Worldwide, which was organized by the Lead Paint Alliance and took stock of the progress towards their goal to have legal limits to lead in paint in all countries by 2020.

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