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A model for partnering with the informal e-waste industry: Rationale, principles and a case study

Instrument:  
Basel Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-CHW-IMPL-CLI-ESM-Toolkit-ModelPartnering.English.pdf
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The Responsible Care Global Charter and the Global Product Strategy in action: Sound chemicals management

The Responsible Care Global Charter (RCGC) and the Global Product Strategy (GPS) are programmes developed by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) as part of its commitment to the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). The objective of the programmes is to enhance stewardship best practices within the industry and throughout the product chain. The Responsible Care Global Charter reflects a commitment by 53 industry associations. About 80 per cent of the world’s 110 top chemical producers and a total of 155 companies are subscribed to the Charter. ICCA recently extended the Responsible Care network to include Russia and other countries in Eastern Europe, established a pilot project with Chinese national companies, and is actively exploring an initiative within the Gulf region.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-SoundChemicalsManagement.En.pdf
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Crop Protection Stewardship: Sound Management of Pesticides throughout Their Lifecycle

CropLife International and its members promote a lifecycle—or stewardship approach—to managing crop protection products that aims to maximize benefits and minimize risks from their use. This helps fulfil the industry’s commitment to the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides—the main guidance for management of crop protection products. CropLife International and its members work with a variety of partners to train up to 350,000 thousand people per year in the responsible handling and use of crop protection products and produces numerous guidelines which are distributed around the world.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-CropProtectionStewardship.En.pdf
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The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning Processes: Maximizing Return on Investment

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) recognized as a priority the integration of sound management of chemicals into national development planning processes in order to support sustainable development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-UNDPUNEPPartnershipInitiative.En.pdf
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The Role Of The Stockholm Convention In Increased Scientific And Political Engagement In Africa To Protect Human Health And The Environment From POPs

Africa has least contributed to the production of POPs but has been worst affected by the impacts of these chemicals. Although most POPs have been produced outside the continent, POP pesticides have been widely used locally in agriculture and public health sectors, whereas industrial chemicals like PCBs have been applied in electrical power generation and distribution lines. Some POPs like dioxins and furans have been generated due to uncontrolled combustion of biomass and wastes and some industrial processes. In addition, many incineration systems do not meet the required high temperatures and therefore continue to emit unintentional POPs.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-StockholmConventionScientificAndPoliticalEngagementAfricaPOPs.En.pdf
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The Impact Of The Stockholm Convention And The NIP Process On Prioritization Of Chemicals Management In The National Agenda

Rachel Carson wore many hats, but was primarily a biologist, an advocate of nature and environmental ethics, and was the first scientist to descend from the “ivory tower” of scientific dialogue to bring the general public into the dialogue of the need for control of the way in which man-made invention is unleashed on the natural world.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-StockholmConventionNIP.En.pdf
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Safe Planet

Art Dialogue is a small non-profit organization based in the Czech Republic working closely with the United Nations Safe Planet Campaign to raise public awareness about hazardous chemicals and wastes. Since 2010, Art Dialogue has facilitated nine Arts and Outreach Initiatives for Safe Planet in Mexico, Canada, the USA and at the 5th Meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s Conference of the Parties in Geneva, Switzerland. It is our belief that culture –be it visual media, performing arts, music, etc.- can open the mind and soul of the public to complex issues in a way that other forms of communication cannot. In our experience, harnessing the arts as a vehicle for education is a non-threatening approach that can be persuasive by its unique ability to deeply affect the observer with beauty, intelligence, humour and raw content. This approach has proven particularly successful with youth.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-SafePlanet.En.pdf
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Review Of PCBs Management In The Asia-Pacific Region

Regional overview of Parties to the Stockholm Convention

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for 62% of the world population (4.2 billion inhabitants) spread over 74 countries. By April 2010, 47 countries from the region were Parties to the Stockholm Convention, and 28 of them have submitted their National Implementation Plans (NIP). Twentyfive of these NIPs were analysed to describe the regional situation of PCBs management.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-ReviewOfPCBsManagementAsiaPacificRegion.En.pdf
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Awareness Creation on the Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants amongst Vegetable Farmers in the Accra Metropolis, Ghana

There is widespread use of agrochemicals in Ghana. Monitoring of vegetables, water and sediments in areas of intensive vegetable production in Ghana have found high levels of organochlorine pesticides, including banned products.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-POPsVegetableFarmersAccraMetropolis.En.pdf
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POPs in PICs—A project to eliminate persistent organic pollutants from Pacific Island countries

For hundreds of years, people living in the Pacific Island countries (PICs) have lived in close harmony with their environment, in a region that is as immense as it is diverse. The Pacific Islands region covers over 30 million square kilometres of which only 2 per cent is land mass. The vast marine environment surrounding the land is rich in biodiversity and is vital to the survival and livelihoods of many Pacific Islanders.

Instrument:  
Stockholm Convention
Category:  
Case Studies
UNEP-POPS-PAWA-CASES-POPsInPICSPacificIslandCountries.En.pdf
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