The Mainstreaming Team works to integrate sound chemicals management into the international development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Mainstreaming Team supports countries in integrating sound chemicals management into national policies through building capacity to coordinate across government departments and providing access to information.
For more information contact the mainstreaming team / UNEP Chemicals Branch
UNEP’s Mainstreaming Activities
The mainstreaming initiative relies on coordination and complementarity of actions, bringing together main entities involved in national economic and social development as well as health and environment. This allows to address key priority issue in an integrated a holistic way.
- Improve cross-sectoral governance for better coordination of chemicals management activities
- Raise political awareness of the need for preventive and integrated chemicals management for sustainable development
- Promote and assist the integration of chemicals management into development planning policies
- Build capacity of national chemicals management practitioners to develop coherent and comprehensive solutions and make a convincing case for sustainable financing of chemicals management
The initiative has demonstrated a management method for national ministries to make better use of available evidence – through linked assessment and health and environment impacts and costs and benefits which supports evidence-based economic development policies with a view to stimulate the needed investment and further strengthen and sustain the institutional infrastructures.