Celebrating the First Milestone Towards Establishing a Global Science-Policy Panel

Last week, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) took an important step towards establishing an independent Intergovernmental Science-Policy Panel on chemicals, waste and pollution. Such a body is much needed to address the global threats posed by chemical pollution.

The IPCP sincerely thanks the nearly 2100 signatories from over 90 countries and all the scientists and practitioners who sent letters to their Ministries signaling strong support from the scientific community for establishing this body. These actions have played an important role in the preparations for the UNEA 5.2 negotiations.

The UNEA 5.2 has ended with many encouraging resolutions that mark the start of a multi-year negotiation process. The IPCP will continue to follow, engage academic scientists and experts, and provide input during the next stages of negotiations to establish the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Panel.

About IPCP:
The International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) is an international network of academic scientists from all regions of the world supporting environmental and human-health protection from chemical pollution. The IPCP accomplishes this by sharing, comparing and evaluating results of scientific research, identifying areas in which a consensus has been reached, and highlighting major uncertainties and research needs. The IPCP is open to independent academic scientists from all over the world and aims to develop a scientifically sound and balanced view of major issues of chemical pollution and to evaluate different options for chemicals management. Based on its scientific expertise, the IPCP supports political processes at national and international levels.

Contact us:
For press inquiries or to collaborate on increasing public awareness and support for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Panel, please contact us at admin(-at-)ipcp.ch.

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