20 Jan 2021
09:00–10:30

Venue: Online

Organization: Geneva Science-Policy Interface

A new Online Tracker for Scientific Needs in International Chemicals and Waste Governance is being developed by the Ecological System Design (ESD) of ETH Zurich, in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

About the project

The Ecological System Design (ESD) of ETH Zurich is developing a new Online Tracker for Scientific Needs in International Chemicals and Waste Governance, in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. This new project aims at fostering engagement of the scientific community and catalyze research to support informed policy-making and effective implementation of the MEAs and voluntary frameworks in international chemicals and waste governance. The tracker will monitor and present policy needs in relevant format, facilitating the production of policy-relevant scientific outputs in a timely manner.

With the support from ETH Zurich and the Impact Collaboration Programme of the Geneva Science-Policy Interface, it will be implemented under the guidance of an advisory board of leading scientists and experts from different disciplines and from all UN regions. The tracker will be designed to avoid overlapping or duplication with existing science-policy interface bodies.

About the consultation

This workshop will bring together the main Geneva-based stakeholders acting in the field of chemicals and waste management in order to harness their perspectives on the Online Tracker approach. The objective is to strengthen the project’s relevance and ensure it contributes in an appropriate way to the specific policy to science communication needs of the MEAs and voluntary framework such as the forthcoming Beyond 2020 Framework on sound management of chemicals and waste.

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