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Global Framework on Chemicals

For a Planet Free of Harm from Chemicals and Waste 

The new Global Framework on Chemicals, adopted by the ICCM5 in Bonn in 2023, provides a vision for a planet free of harm from chemicals and waste, for a safe, healthy and sustainable future – where industry and private sectors are strategic actors to foster innovation, move towards sustainable business models and drive change. It is backed up by a High-Level Declaration that provides the political drive for its fast implementation and reminds stakeholders commitment to actively promote and support transitions to circular economies.

The International Conference on Chemicals Management leading to the adoption of the Global Framework on Chemicals finished the morning of 30 September 2023 in Bonn, Germany with a historic and successful outcome, adopting:

The Global Framework on Chemicals - for a Planet Free of Harm from Chemicals and Waste

The Bonn Declaration - for a Planet Free of Harm from Chemicals and Waste

Resolutions

 

The Brochure containing the Global Framework on Chemicals – For a Planet Free of Harm from Chemicals and Waste, Bonn Declaration for a Planet Free of
Harm from Chemicals and Waste, and Resolutions of the International Conference on Chemicals Management is available below.

 

Fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

Bonn, Germany, 25 - 29 September 2023

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Our vision and scope

Global Framework on Chemicals For a Planet Free of Harm from Chemicals and Waste 

At a Glance

Our vision is a planet free of harm from chemicals and waste for a safe, healthy and sustainable future. 

The scope of the Framework covers the life cycle of chemicals, including products and waste. The Framework promotes initiatives to enhance the sound management of chemicals and waste, takes due account of other chemicals and waste instruments that have been developed to date, and is flexible enough to take account of new instruments. 

The Framework is multi-stakeholder and multisectoral in nature. It encompasses the involvement of all relevant sectors, including environment, health, agriculture, and labour, and stakeholders across the life cycle of chemicals at the local, national, regional, and global levels, as well as consideration of environmental and social aspects that are critical to the sound management of chemicals and waste.

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Resources
Press release
Global framework agreed in Bonn sets targets to address harm from chemicals and waste (unep.org)
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Daily reports
Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Daily reports, highlights and images

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Editorial
Why we must fix toxic chemical pollution to safeguard our planet and health
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IISD
IISD: Fifth Meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)