IPCP Side Event at ICCM4, Sept. 30, 2015

“Transfer of knowledge from science to policy” – this topic is covered in a side event organized by the IPCP at the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Date: September 30, 2015

Time: 18:15 – 19:45

Venue: Room 18

Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG)
17, rue de Varembé
CH-1211 Geneva 20


“Transfer of knowledge from science to policy”

This side event draws on an extensive body of scientific work on chemicals assessment and science-policy interaction; the side event will deal with several aspects of chemicals assessment and management that are relevant to the last stage of SAICM and to the set-up of a post-2020 agenda for chemicals and waste.  The side event will be opened by a presentation by Martin Scheringer, chair of the IPCP, who will present lessons learned from a multi-country SAICM QSP Project implemented by the governments of Armenia, Chile and Ghana and executed by the IPCP.  Next, David Gee, Brunel University, will present thoughts on the science-policy interface and lessons learned from earlier cases of chemical pollution problems with long-term impacts.  A third presentation given by Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto and board member of the IPCP, will address the concept of planetary boundaries for chemical pollution.  After the three introductory speeches, implications for chemicals assessment and management for the last stage of SAICM (and beyond SAICM) will be discussed in an interactive panel discussion with the three speakers and two additional IPCP board members, Joan Grimalt, CSIC Barcelona, and Shu Tao, Peking University.

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