Chapters and Articles, Reports and Books
The Evolving Chemicals Economy: Status and Trends Relevant for Sustainability - Global Chemicals Outlook II Part I
United Nations Environment Programme

Part I provides information on progress made towards the implementation of the 2020 goal, focusing on impact indicators. Findings indicate that the international community is not on track to minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals and waste on human health and the environment. It includes the following chapters: 1/ The chemical industry; 2/ Trends in production and sales of speci c chemicals; 3/ Megatrends and chemical-intensive industry sectors: risks and opportunities; 4/ Global supply chains, chemicals in products, and circularity; 5/ Chemical pollution: emissions, releases and wastes; 6/ Concentrations of chemicals in the environment and humans; 7/ Environmental, health and social e ects of chemicals; and 8/ The economic bene ts of action and the costs of inaction.


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2019
Chapters and Articles, Reports and Books
Where Do We Stand in Achieving the 2020 Goal – Assessing Overall Progress and Gaps - Global Chemicals Outlook II Part II
United Nations Environment Programme

Part II provides insights into progress made towards the 2020 goal to “achieve, by 2020, that chemicals are used and produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment [...]”. It also addresses emerging policy issues identified by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) and issues where emerging evidence indicates a risk to human health and the environment.
Part II includes the following chapters: 1/ International agreements and frameworks on chemicals and waste; 2/ Reporting schemes and indicators under international agreements and frameworks; 3/ Achieving the 2020 goal: what do we know?; 4/ Emerging policy issues and other issues of concern; 5/ Other issues where emerging evidence indicates a risk; 6/ Overall progress towards the 2020 goal: what have we learned?; and Annex: Other issues where emerging evidence indicates a risk.


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