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Development of Techniques for Emissions

 

Compilation of information in relation to paragraph 27 of the UNEA Resolution 1/5 Section VI. Lead and Cadmium

Responding to the request from the UNEP Governing Council and the United Nations Environment Assembly described below, the UNEP Chemicals and Waste Branch has compiled information on the techniques for emissions abatement and on the possibility of replacing lead and cadmium with less hazardous substances or techniques, based on the submissions received by the end of 2015. Draft Compilation document

The summary information will be made available as an information document for the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) to be held in May 2016 for its consideration of future UNEP activities. Information received by the end of February 2016 will be added to the compilation document.

Request for submission on available information in relation to paragraph 4 of UNEP Governing Council Decision 27/12 Section II. Lead and Cadmium

UNEP Governing Council Decision 27/12 on chemicals and waste management, adopted at the First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum held in Nairobi from 18-22 February 2013, sets out a way forward in a number of important areas, including lead and cadmium. Through this decision, it was emphasized that further actions are needed to address the challenges posed by lead and cadmium. The decision requested UNEP to:

Para. 3. "[…] in coordination with Governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, as appropriate, to continue activities on lead and cadmium and to enhance them within the existing mandate of the United Nations Environment Programme, subject to the availability of extrabudgetary resources";

Para. 4. "[…] to compile information on techniques for emissions abatement and on the possibility of replacing lead and cadmium with less hazardous substances or techniques and make it available on the United Nations Environment Programme website for the use of all stakeholders, noting that, where appropriate, use should be made of existing mechanisms like the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management clearing-house mechanism when making information available;

In response to this decision, UNEP has invited Governments and other stakeholders to submit available information in relation to paragraph 4 of Decision 27/12 section II i.e. information on techniques for emissions abatement and on the possibility of replacing lead and cadmium with less hazardous substances or techniques, not later than  31 May 2014. (The deadline was further extended to 30th September 2014).

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) at its first session in June 2014 renew the mandate to UNEP to compile information on techniques for emissions abatement and on the possibility of replacing lead and cadmium with less hazardous substances or techniques.

27. Looks forward to the compilation of information on techniques for emission abatement and on the possibility of replacing lead and cadmium with less hazardous substances or techniques;

The submissions received by the end of 2015 has been compiled and its summary was submitted as an information document for UNEA 2. The individual submissions in the original language can be downloaded from the links below.

Submissions

Submissions from Governments:

       Argentina

       Azerbaijan

       Belarus

       Brazil

       Chile

       China

       Costa Rica

       Ecuador

       European Union and Its Member States 

       Finland

       Kiribati

       Madagascar

       Malaysia

       Mauritius

       Philippines

       Poland  

       Russia

       Togo

       Turkey

       USA

Submissions from Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) and Regional Economic Integration:

        OECD

Submissions from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):

       ICdA

       IPEN

       CREPD

       OK International

Submissions from others:

       RSR Corporation

       VinylPlus