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Pamela Miller

IPEN is pleased to confirm that the IPEN General Assembly has formally endorsed Ms. Pamela Miller as the next IPEN Co-Chair.

Pamela has a long history of organizing experience, including her role as the Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, contributor to IPEN’s POPRC and Stockholm Convention COP policy work, and organizer with Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic.

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In the run-up to the 2nd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2), which will take place 23 - 27 May, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, IPEN has released its Views of Selected Issues at UNEA2. This document is a summary statement of some IPEN views about issues that will be taken up at the UNEA2, including: stakeholder engagement, sound management of chemicals and wastes, lead and cadmium, lead battery recycling, sustainable consumption and production, and marine plastic debris and micro plastics.

This document and additional information about IPEN's activities at UNEA2 can be found on this IPEN webpage. 

30 May, 2016

IPEN is very disappointed that China's position on lead in paint prevented the UNEA from adopting a global resolution on its elimination. This related article from Voice of America features quotes from IPEN's Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign Manager and IPEN's Senior Science and Techincal Advisor: China Blocks UN Resolution to Curb Lead in Paint

IPEN endorses a new campaign by Participating Organizations Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) that aims to ensure that European Union - United States trade talks do not undermine EU chemicals legislation.
 
The United States and European Union are negotiating a new trade agreement called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This agreement is a threat to the EU’s ability to protect people from toxic chemical exposure.
 

 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/19/europe-bans-two-endoc...

Guardian UK, 19 April 2016

Use of Amitrole and Isoproturon, herbicides that have been linked to cancer, infertility and birth defects, is prohibited from 30 September

Arthur Neslen in Brussels

http://www.goldmanprize.org/prize-recipients/current-recipients/?utm_con...

The 2016 Goldman Environmental Award winners have been announced and include:

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