This publication aims at providing practical support to policy makers for strengthening national legislation and institutional set-ups for achieving sound management of chemicals. It includes proposals for measures for financing necessary administration activities in this regard. Read more>>
This brochure provides a snapshot of UNEP’s role in stimulating a cross-sectoral, participatory and partnership-based set of interventions, and an overview of UNEP's activities to support the functions of the Secretariat for SAICM and implement environmental sector activities.
This publication provides a practical and useful assessment of the current state of knowledge of the economic costs of inaction on the sound management of chemicals. It makes available early research findings and the evidence needed to support the argument for enhanced political actions. This report includes an extensive literary review in order to identify economic information on the health, environmental, and development planning effects of harmful chemicals. Chemicals reviewed within the scope of study include commodity, high production volume (HPV), industrial, specialty, minerals and metals, agricultural, household chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Read more>>
This report concludes a two-year long process that has brought together the governments, industry, academics and civil society together to provide for the first time a comprehensive environmental understanding and up to date assessment of trends and changes affecting the production and use of chemicals throughout their life cycle, their health and environment effects, economic implications, and policy options. Read more>>
The GCO Synthesis document in available in the six official UN languages
The report highlights information on the technical guidance provided through the Initiative; five steps that countries typically follow to advance national chemicals management regimes; and partnership initiative activities.
UNEP contribution to the UNEP-UNDP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of the Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) into Development Planning Processes.
This synthesis report highlights key findings of the initiative and introduces a tool-kit to support integration of environment and health considerations into decision-making
This research guide has been developed as step one of a project activity to identify practical approaches for strengthening environmental economics capacities in developing countries and countries with economies in transition (CEITs).
This promotes and facilitates coordinated action in developing countries to reduce environmental threats to human health in support of sustainable development objectives. It provides an integrated approach to policy-making in the health and environment sectors that fully takes into account the services that ecosystems provide to human health. It will leverage the necessary changes in institutional arrangements and investments framework to mobilize and build capacities within institutions and members states to mainstream health and environment linkages. Read more>>
The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative initiated a series of country projects in voluntary pilot countries. These promote and assist the integration of selected Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) priorities into national development planning decision-making processes of developing countries. Read more>>