IPEN has engaged in the science-to-policy (Science-Policy) discussions under the BRS and Minamata Conventions, SAICM, and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) for many years. In March 2022, UNEA adopted a resolution calling for the establishment of a new Science-Policy Panel to support action on chemicals, waste, and pollution.
The first Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting to develop the Science-Policy panel took place in Nairobi in October 2022.
The resumed session (OEWG 1.2) takes place in Bangkok from 30 January to 3 February 2023. Follow IPEN on social media for updates during the week of the event.
OEWG-1.2 Bangkok, 30 January to 3 February 2023
- See IPEN's Quick Views here.
OEWG-1 Nairobi, October 2022
- See background and the IPEN/CIEL statement at the event here.