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

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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 to 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 will be Extended to
30th September 2014.

In order to ensure an open, transparent and inclusive process, all information received by the UNEP Chemicals Branch will be made available below on an ongoing basis through this webpage.  All the information submitted can be accessed, depending on whether the submitter was a Government, an Inter-Governmental Organization,  a Non-Governmental Organization,  or others as follows:

 

Submissions from Governments:

       Argentina

       Azerbaijan

       Belarus

       Brazil

       Chile

       Costa Rica

       Ecuador

       Finland

       Germany

        India

       Madagascar

       Malaysia

       Mauritius

       Philippines

       Poland  

       Russia

       Slovenia

       Togo

       Turkey

       European Union and Its Member States'  

       USA

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

        OECD

        

Submissions from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):

       ICdA

       IPEN

   

Submissions from others:

       Bergeson & Campbell

       Cefic

 
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