Harmful substances and hazardous waste:

UNEP’s objective is to minimize the impact of harmful substances and hazardous waste on the environment and human beings. The subprogramme builds on more than 30 years of work in the field of harmful chemicals and cooperation with other international organizations where UNEP brings the environmental component regarding risks associated with harmful substances and hazardous waste. The assistance and UNEP’s objective is to minimize the impact of harmful substances and hazardous waste on the environment and human beings. The subprogramme builds on more than 30 years of work in the field of harmful chemicals and cooperation with other international organizations where UNEP brings the environmental component regarding risks associated with harmful substances and hazardous waste. The assistance and technology support will focus on developing countries and countries with economies in transition with special attention on Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States when funding is provided under the Quick Start Programme of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals process. Initiatives related to specific chemicals such as mercury, heavy metals, ozone depleting substances and other chemicals of global concern will also be supported.

 

For more information please contact:

Mr. Patrick Salifu
Regional Programme Team Leader:
harmful substances and hazardous waste

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