Access to information and capacity to collect, analyse, manage and share chemical information contributes to the capability of countries to meet information exchange and reporting requirements under multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) such as the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their disposal, the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC), and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has identified several capacity-building and technical cooperation objectives to improve access and exchange of environmental information. SAICM builds upon previous commitments, including the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, adopted in Johannesburg in 2002, which encourages countries to develop coherent and integrated information on chemicals through, for example, national pollutant and transfer registers.
During 2000-2007, the Chemicals Branch of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP Chemicals) launched the Chemical Information Exchange Network (CIEN) project. The project aimed to strengthen national capacity by removing barriers to information exchange. During this period CIEN:
I trust that this forum will be an excellent crossroad for ideas and experiences on the management of chemicals and encourage the exchange of information that will result in the environmentally sound management of chemicals and improved participation in international activities, including chemical MEAs, and in this way contribute to the protection of human health and the environment.
- UNEP chemicals' related activities
- African ROG
- DEA-UNIV LOME
- Expert Group Discussions
Forum Global - Sound management of plastic bags and packaging (11 August 2010)
CIENEDISCUSSION11AUG - Siéwé Cyrille-Lazare, Curnier Daniel - english
Forum Global - Sound management of pesticides (27 October 2010)
CIENEDISCUSSION27OCT - Cyrille Siéwé, Daniel Curnier - english
Forum Global - Preparations for the 1st mercury INC meeting (7 June 2010)
CIENEDISCUSSION7JUNE10 - Curnier Daniel - english
CiP project Steering Group e-forum
CIP - 2009 - Munn Kevin - english
Ghana CIEN project - 20-27 March, 2009
GHANACIEN2009 - Webmaster/Cyrille REIC-CIEN - english