Chemicals, Environment, Health: A Global Management Perspective by Philip WexlerChemicals, Environment, Health: A Global Management Perspective by Philip Wexler

Chemicals, Environment, Health: A Global Management Perspective

EditorPhilip Wexler, Jan Van Der Kolk, Asish Mohapatra

Hardcover | September 8, 2011

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The past 40 years have seen a phenomenal growth in globally oriented public and private initiatives related to chemical and environmental issues. The groundbreaking 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm was the event responsible for initiating framework for global environmental policies, including those addressing chemical safety. It gave rise to the first World Environment Day and the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme, leading the way to the acknowledgement that sustainable development is the most logical and viable pathway to preserve and enhance our environment for future generations.

Chemicals, Environment, Health: A Global Management Perspectivepresents an overview of the noteworthy conferences, organizations, and international treaties that focus on chemicals management and policy. It takes into account special challenges faced by developing countries regarding chemicals safety. From the Stockholm Conference to follow-ups in Rio and Johannesburg, it provides concise coverage of a vast swath of information. It highlights pivotal agreements such as the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, the more expansive Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, as well as key regional agreements such as the European Union's REACH legislation. The book includes invited essays in areas such as emergencies and financing instruments, and offers a clear look at future challenges and opportunities.

Written by a team of authors from all continents, with backgrounds in international organizations, national governments, academia, industry, and NGOs, the book reflects a wide experience from a multitude of perspectives.

A valuable guidebook to global chemicals management cooperation, this book reviews and analyzes multi-lateral efforts established to address the potential risks of chemicals on the world stage.

Philip Wexleris a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program. He is the federal liaison for the Toxicology Education Foundation and the World Library of Toxicology. He coordinates and manages NLM's risk assessment information databases and online ...
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Title:Chemicals, Environment, Health: A Global Management PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:845 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 8, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Context
Creating and Controlling Chemical Hazards: A Brief History,
Jody A. Roberts

Conferences
Stockholm, 1972: Conference on the Human Environment,
Lars-G'ran Engfeldt
Rio 1992: The UN Conference on Environment and Development (The "Earth Summit"),
Shelley Kath
Johannesburg (2002) The World Summit on Sustainable Development,
Shelley Kath
International Conference on Chemicals Management 1,
Linn Persson and Viveka Bohn
ICCM-2: Cementing Process and Making Progress toward the 2020 Goal,
Melanie Ashton and Pia M. Kohler

Global/Multilateral Instruments
The Aarhus Convention: Impact on Sound Chemicals Management with Special Emphasis on Africa,
Ebeh Adayade Kodjo
Global Collaborations in Managing Chemical and Environmental Risks: The Basel Convention'A Promising Future,
Pierre Portas
The Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol,
Bert Metz
Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution,
Johan Sliggers
The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals: The System, Its History and Context, and the Future of Implementation,
Cheryl Chang
The International Code of Conduct on Distribution and Use of Pesticides,
Gamini Manuweera
The Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers,
Michael Stanley-Jones
The Rotterdam Convention,
Ernest Mashimba
Implementing the Stockholm Convention: An Increasingly Expensive Challenge,
Pia M. Kohler and Melanie Ashton
The Vienna Convention, Montreal Protocol, and Global Policy to Protect Stratospheric Ozone,
David Downie

SAICM
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management: Development and Opportunities,
Hamoudi Shubber

Organizations
Food and Agriculture Organization,
Mark Davis
International Chemicals Management within the Global Environmental Governance Context,
Achim Halpaap
Managing Chemical Risks: The Role of the Chemical Industry,
Michael Walls
The Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety,
Jack Weinberg
International Labour Organization's Activities in the Area of Chemical Safety,
Pavan Baichoo
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemical,
Jan van der Kolk
The International Panel on Chemical Pollution,
Martin Scheringer, 'e Bergman, and Heidelore Fiedler
The Role of the International POPs Elimination Network,
Mariann Lloyd-Smith
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,
Richard Sigman
The Chemical Weapons Convention and the Work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,
Boitumelo V. Kgarebe and Cristina B. Rodrigues
National and International Scientific Societies Role in Global Collaboration in Chemicals Management,
John Duffus
The Role of United Nations Development Programme in Sound Chemicals Management,
Jan van der Kolk
United Nations Environment Programme and UNEP Chemicals,
Jan van der Kolk
United Nations Industrial Development Organization,
Heinz Leuenberger and Elisa Tonda
United Nations Institute for Training and Research,
Craig Boljkovac and Jan van der Kolk
The Contributions of the World Health Organization to Sound Chemicals Management,
John A. Haines
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
Bert Metz

Representative Country Implementations
Chilean Approach to Chemical Safety and Management,
Asish Mohapatra and Sergio Pe'a Neira
Chemical Management System in China: Past, Present, Future,
DaeYoung Park
Chemicals in Egypt: A Generic Perspective,
Mohamed Tawfic Ahmed and Naglaa M. Loutfi
Capacities for Chemicals and Pesticides Management in Ghana,
John A. Pwamang
Chemicals Management and Safety in India,
Ravi Agarwal
Sao Tom'nd Principe and the Issue of Persistent Organic Pollutants
Arlindo Carvalho
Activities, Challenges, and Accomplishments of the Republic of Slovenia in the Implementation of Chemical Management Instruments,
Marta Ciraj
Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention in Third World Countries: The Tanzania Experience,
Ernest Mashimba

Regional Activities
Tripartite Environmental Collaboration between China, Japan, and Korea in Chemical Management,
Dae Young Park
REACH: Next Step to a Sound Chemicals Management,
Arnold van der Wielen
North America Cooperation in Chemical Management,
Asish Mohapatra and Phil Wexler
Regional Cooperation among South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Countries in the Areas of Chemical and Environmental Risk Management,
Lakshmi Raghupathy, Asish Mohapatra, Ravi Agarwal, and Jan van der Kolk

Invited Essays
A Global Approach to Environmental Emergencies,
Chris Dijkens
Emerging Issues in Global Chemical Policy,
Franz Perrez and Georg Karlaganis
Financing Instruments Related to Chemicals and Waste Management,
Ibrahima Sow
Information Resources Supporting Global Chemicals Policy and Management,
Asish Mohapatra and Philip Wexler

Future Outlook
Future Outlook and Challenges
Jan van der Kolk and Ravi Agarwal

Editorial Reviews

"It is a book to read straight through or savor a section at a time, and belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in making a difference in the way we and future generations will live our lives in a world in which our health, and the environments, will no longer be endangered by potentially hazardous chemicals at any stage of their life cycle."
¿Maurice Strong, From the Foreword