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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.

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:  Information Argentina note verbal
                         and Response Argentina note verbal

       Belarus

       Chile

       Costa Rica

       Ecuador

       European Comission

              Eu note on Best Available Techniques

              Best available Compilation of Relevant Information BREFs concerning
              Emission to Air of lead and Cadmium.

              Adaptation to Scientific and Technical Progress of Annex II
              Deirective 2000-53

              Socio-economic Impact of a Potencial Update of the restrictions
              on the Marketing and use of Cadmium

              Eu cadmiumoxide Impact of a Potencial Update of the restrictions on
              the Marketing and use of Cadmium

       Finland:   Guidance Document COHIBA  and
                      SYKE 29en 2011 Best Environmental Practices in Metal Ore Mining

       Germany

       Madagascar

       Philippines

       Poland:   CADMIUM Annex xv,  Poland seac draft opinion LEAD and
                        its compounds
, and 
                        Restriction report annex XV LEAD and LEAD compounds.

       Slovenia

       Togo

       Turkey

        USA

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Submissions from Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs):

       OECD: OECD_Cadmium and Lead

        

Submissions from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):

       ICdA

       IPEN

   

Submissions from others:

       Bergeson &Campbell

       Cefic

 
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