SAICM: Setting Boundaries to Protect Human Health and the Environment
IPEN has contributed to SAICM since its inception and with our global network members we have been active participants in every ICCM, OEWG, and in the intersessional process. Our work has provided critical, unique research documenting threats to human health and the environment from chemicals and wastes from many parts of the world where no previous data existed. We also contribute creative, comprehensive policy solutions that have been adopted within SAICM and by many national and local governments.
This brief review describes just some of IPEN's work on SAICM, with four case studies demonstrating some of the successes and achievements that would not have been reached without SAICM involvement, and argues that continuing and strengthening SAICM will be critical in the vital work toward a toxics-free future for all.