White Paper on the scope and functions of the future science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals, waste, and to prevent pollution

Gabriel Sigmund, Miriam Diamond, Penny Vlahos, Marlene Agerstrand, Babajide Alo, Thomas Backhaus, Arturo Castillo Castillo, Alex Ford, Ksenia Groh, Joan Grimalt, Yago Guido, Naresh Kumar, Rainer Lohmann, Adrien Mestrot, Sverker Moalnder, Anna Soehl, Noriyuki Suzuki, Andreas Schaeffer, Joao Paulo Torres, Marta VenierMartin Wagner, Melissa Wang, Martin Scheringer

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In its resolution 5/8, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) decided to establish a science-policy panel by the end of 2024 to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution (hereafter referred to as “the Panel”). We fully endorse this resolution. This resolution should be followed as the basis for the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG). This white paper was prepared as an input to the resumed first session of the ad hoc Open-Ended Working Group on the Science Policy Panel (OEWG-1.2) in Bangkok, Thailand, from 30th of January to 3rd of February 2023 with a focus on the Panel’s scope and principal functions.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationInternational Panel on Chemical Pollution
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2023

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