For the first time, the United Nations Environment Programme is going to make chemical pollution, similarly to climate change and biodiversity, a priority topic in 2022–2025. The International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) invites you to voice your support for establishing a global science-policy body on chemicals and waste.
Chemical pollution is a global threat that warrants global action. The proposed IPCP global science-policy body on chemicals and waste will be comparable to existing structures such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Such a body would be helpful in advancing the management of global threats of chemical pollution and foster timely policy-relevant research and its visibility to policymakers.
This important initiative can be supported through your signature on the webpage linked below. This list of signatories will be presented to policymakers in 2022 and will be posted on the IPCP website.
You may also be interested in this related article in Science on “We need a global science-policy body on chemicals and waste” (open access).