On January 24th 2023 (14:00 - 16:00 CET) the United Nations Environment Programme will host the third of a series of webinars to introduce the new Science-Policy panel on Chemicals, Waste and Prevention of Pollution Prevention and the processes of the associated ad hoc open-ended working group (OEWG).
UNEA Resolution 5/8 decided that a science-policy panel should be established to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and prevent pollution, and to convene, subject to the availability of resources, an ad hoc OEWG that will begin work in 2022, with the ambition of completing it by the end of 2024.
The third webinar will provide information on the scope of the panel. This will be followed by a dialogue between speakers on issues related to the scope and questions from the chair of the meeting to the panel members. There will be an opportunity for the audience to pose questions to the panel members.
Moderator: Kevin Helps
Ricardo O Barra, Director of the EULA Chile Environmental Sciences Centre
Richard Fuller, Founder of Pure Earth
Mpendulo Ginindza, President of the Institute of Waste Management Southern Africa (IWMSA)
Nicolas Humez, Chairman of Hazardous Waste Europe (HWE)
John Warner, Co-founder of the field of Green Chemistry