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Chemicals, Environment, Health: A Global Management Perspective

Edited By: Philip Wexler, Jan van der Kolk, Asish Mohapatra and Ravi Agarwal

816 pages, 27 illus, 4 tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Aug 2011 | #191105 | ISBN-13: 9781420084696
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About this book

This book reviews and analyzes the global multi-lateral efforts established to address the danger of chemicals on the world stage. It refers to a number of environmental issues, statutes, and organizations in the context of chemicals and their related risks to humans and the environment. The text offers specialists and those in related fields with an up-to-date reference that consolidates currently scattered information related to international chemicals management.

It is a book to read straight through or savor a section at a time, and belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in making a difference in the way we and future generations will live our lives in a world in which our health, and the environments, will no longer be endangered by potentially hazardous chemicals at any stage of their life cycle. --Maurice Strong, From the Foreword


Contents

The Context Creating and Controlling Chemical Hazards: A Brief History

Conferences Stockholm, 1972: Conference on the Human Environment

Rio 1992: The UN Conference on Environment and Development (The "Earth Summit")

The World Summit on Sustainable Development

Johannesburg (2002) International Conference on Chemicals Management 1

ICCM-2: Cementing Process and Making Progress toward the 2020 Goal

Global/Multilateral Instruments The Aarhus Convention: Impact on Sound Chemicals Management with Special Emphasis on Africa

Global Collaborations in Managing Chemical and Environmental Risks: The Basel Convention--A Promising Future

The Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol

Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals: The System, Its History and Context, and the Future of Implementation

The International Code of Conduct on Distribution and Use of Pesticides

The Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

The Rotterdam Convention

Implementing the Stockholm Convention: An Increasingly Expensive Challenge

The Vienna Convention, Montreal Protocol, and Global Policy to Protect Stratospheric Ozone

SAICM Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management: Development and Opportunities

Organizations Food and Agriculture Organization

International Chemicals Management within the Global Environmental Governance Context

Managing Chemical Risks: The Role of the Chemical Industry

The Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety

International Labour Organization's Activities in the Area of Chemical Safety

Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals

The International Panel on Chemical Pollution

The Role of the International POPs Elimination Network

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

The Chemical Weapons Convention and the Work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

National and International Scientific Societies Role in Global Collaboration in Chemicals Management

The Role of United Nations Development Programme in Sound Chemicals Management

United Nations Environment Programme and UNEP Chemicals

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

The Contributions of the World Health Organization to Sound Chemicals Management

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Representative Country Implementations Chilean Approach to Chemical Safety and Management

Chemical Management System in China: Past, Present, Future,

Chemicals in Egypt: A Generic Perspective

Capacities for Chemicals and Pesticides Management in Ghana

Chemicals Management and Safety in India

Sao Tome and Principe and the Issue of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Activities, Challenges, and Accomplishments of the Republic of Slovenia in the Implementation of Chemical Management Instruments

Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention in Third World Countries: The Tanzania Experience

Regional Activities Tripartite Environmental Collaboration between China, Japan, and Korea in Chemical Management

REACH: Next Step to a Sound Chemicals Management

North America Cooperation in Chemical Management

Regional Cooperation among South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Countries in the Areas of Chemical and Environmental Risk Management

Invited Essays A Global Approach to Environmental Emergencies

Emerging Issues in Global Chemical Policy

Financing Instruments Related to Chemicals and Waste Management

Information Resources Supporting Global Chemicals Policy and Management

Future Outlook Future Outlook and Challenges

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