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.
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1 & 2 October: High Level Segment
The 4th meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) was held in Geneva from 28 September to 2 October 2015 and numerous IPEN Participating Organization representatives attended. For details about IPEN's activities at the meeting, please see the tabs above. For more information (including an agenda, other meeting documents and more), see the SAICM website.
Press Release, 17 December: Consideration of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Advances at World Chemical Safety Meeting: English / français
Chemical Watch article, 17 December: ICCM4 to tackle problem pharmaceuticals and pesticides
17 December, 2014
IPEN Closing Statement - given by Olga Speranskaya, IPEN Co-Chair / Eco-Accord, Russia
IPEN Intervention on 2016-2020 Planned Activities & Secretariat Budget - given by Björn Beeler, IPEN
IPEN, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), held a side event on Global Lead Paint Elimination on Tuesday, 16 December at 13:15 in Room 18 of the CICG in Geneva, where the SAICM OEWG2 took place. Go here for more information.