Newsletter 10 Feb 2020
Environment: What’s Up in GENeva this Week | 10-16 February 2020
Sound Management of Chemicals Beyond 2020
This year is a very important year for the future of sound management of chemicals, with the 5th session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) – a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder forum – taking place in Bonn, from 5-9 October 2020.
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a voluntary international policy framework which fosters the sound management of chemicals worldwide and, specifically, to support multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder efforts toward the goal agreed to at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development that, by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health. Implementation of SAICM is overseen by ICCM. #Beyond2020
Monday 10 February, an event co-organized by UNEP, ILO and WHO will highlight linkages and demonstrate the importance of engaging the health, environment and labour sectors for achieving the sound management of chemicals and waste Beyond 2020.
Ciné Environment House: Our Planet
The docuseries “Our Planet” narrated by Sir David Attenborough, showcasing the world’s natural wonders, is being screened at the International Environment House on Thursdays, at lunch time. Joint us for the screening of the 3rd episode, “Jungles“, this Thursday at 12:30, with our invited exert, Anita STUDLER, Conservationist and Founder of Nordesta. #OurPlanet
IUCN Council, Pulses, Children Rights, Urban Underground & More on this Week’s Agenda
Check the list below to see the list of events targeting environmental-related topics this week. Please note that the list of events and vacancies provided in our weekly newsletter is non-exhaustive.
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What should I read next?
- New record for Antarctic continent reported. WMO, 7 February 2020.
- IUCN Acting Director General’s Statement on the loss of environmental defenders in Mexico and indigenous people in Nicaragua, 5 February 2020.
- Locust swarms and climate change. UNEP, 6 February 2020.
- Ocean Conference has potential to be a ‘global game-changer’. UN, 4 February 2020.