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Towards a sustainable chemical intensity

So far, economic development causes chemical intensification, still too often disproportionate high

The Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030 are only achievable if chemicals are used in the right extent, says the German Environment Agency (UBA). The risks for health and the environment need to be globally minimized. At the same time, the opportunities for the societies by chemicals need to be maximized worldwide. Read more in our Thought Starter. read more



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Under the leadership of the United Nations, an International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) adopted on 6 February 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) as a policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals.SAICM was developed by a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral Preparatory Committee to help achieve the... read more


Sustainable Chemistry

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Sustainable Chemistry is a holistic framework addressing the whole life-cycle of chemicals and cross-cutting areas and sectors. It is based on sound management of chemicals and waste, uses the principles of green chemistry and the precautionary principle. Sustainable Chemistry is a concept in that economy operates within the ecologically planetary limits and that seeks safe and environmentally ben... read more


Stockholm Convention

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The Stockholm Convention is an international environment agreement on the elimination or restriction of the production, use and release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) read more

The Umweltbundesamt

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