The gathering storm of chemical clouds

March 14, 2019

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Developing economies are logging the highest consumption in spite of the fact that these countries are already suffering from poor monitoring and regulations. India must revisit policies to avoid poisoning of our natural resources The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), that got under way on March 11 in Nairobi, put the spotlight on the chemical production industry of the world and how it is set to severely undermine global environmental conditions. On the first day, the UNEA delivered a wake-up call to the world that the globally agreed target of minimising adverse impacts of chemicals and waste by 2020 is all set to be missed thanks to the rapid growth of the sector making it the world’s second largest manufacturing one. This does not bear good news for countries across the world and more so for fast-growing economies like India.

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