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Ministerial alliance sets out ambition for a global chemicals framework

March 14, 2019 / Chemical Watch

"Government ministers and representatives from some key international bodies have set out their vision for a global chemicals framework after 2020. The group, called the High Ambition Alliance, held a meeting yesterday at the UN Environment Assembly (Unea-4) to establish its objectives and ambitions in the run up to next year's International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5). A decision will be made there on whether the current framework – the UN's voluntary programme, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (Saicm) – continues beyond its 2020 mandate or a new framework takes its place. The Alliance, formed last year by Sweden’s former environment minister Karolina Skog, aims to push for a far-reaching global agreement on managing chemicals and waste. It is now led by Ms Skog’s successor, Swedish deputy prime minister Isabella Lovin and Uruguay's environment minister Eneida de León."