The First Meeting of the Intersessional Process for Considering SAICM and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020 entered its final day of discussions today in Brasilia, Brazil.
The morning session discussed the last sub-item under the discussion of “Beyond 2020,” namely linkages to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. Delegates examined also how the concepts of “sustainable chemistry” and “green chemistry” might fit into post-2020 work on chemicals and waste.
During the lunch break the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a Health Sector meeting looking at ways to use and implement the WHO roadmap for the health sector at the national, regional and international levels towards achieving the 2020 goal for chemicals and waste management and contributing to relevant targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In the afternoon session the Co-Chairs presented their summary and outlined the process and timeline for stakeholders to provide feedback and add new substantive issues not included in the Co-Chairs’ summary in the run-up to the second intersessional meeting planned for March 2018. Delegates discussed what documents they would like to have to inform the second intersessional meeting. Delegates also discussed the proposed timeline for the rest of the intersessional process through to the Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) scheduled for 2020.
The meeting was closed at 6:33 pm.
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(L-R): Co-Chair Leticia Reis Carvalho, Environment Ministry, Brazil; Co-Chair David Morin, Health Canada; and Brenda Koekkoek, SAICM Secretariat
Felix Dodds (left), Tellus Institute, and Carolyn Vickers, WHO, report on Wednesday’s informal dialogues
Joe DiGangi, IPEN
Jacob Duer, Principal Coordinator, SAICM Secretariat
Jutta Emig, Germany
Jochem F.M. van der Waals, Netherlands
Suzanne Leppinen, Canada
Greg Skelton, American Chemistry Council
Junichi Matsumoto, Japan
María Florencia Grimalt, Argentina
María Cárcamo, RAPAL Uruguay and World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry
Pirkko Kivelä, Finland
Sofia Tingstorp, Sweden
Rowena Watson, US
Vinicius Trindade, Brazil
Olga Speranskaya, IPEN Co-Chair
Sarojeni Rengam, PAN Asia Pacific
Jianhong Meng, China
Rikke Holmberg, Denmark
Vladimir Lenev, Russian Federation
Roxanne Blesam, Palau
Tadesse Amera, Pesticide Action Nexus Association (PAN-Ethiopia)
Heidar Ali Balouji, Iran
David Kapindula, Zambia
Members of the SAICM Secretariat and Co-Chairs consult with Gertrud Sahler (right), Director General, German Federal Ministry of Environment, and ICCM5 President
Robert Nurick, consultant, conducts Independent Evaluation Focus Group meeting with delegates from Africa
Robert Nurick, consultant, conducts Independent Evaluation Focus Group meeting with delegates from Europe
Session organized by the World Health Organization on the ‘Engagement of the Health Sector in the Beyond 2020 Intersessional Process’
Around the Venue
Members of the support staff
Christian Pastore, UNON, and Muhammed Omotola, SAICM Secretariat
María Cristina Cárdenas-Fischer, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, and Felix Wertli, Switzerland
The Co-Chairs, SAICM Secretariat members and ENB team
The Brazilian flag outside the venue