Chemicals and Development

Health and Economic Benefits of Sound Chemicals Management

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This report explores the social, economic, environmental and health benefits that can be achieved through sound management of chemicals. The report presents a series of case studies of initiatives to improve chemicals management in developing countries or economies in transition. The case studies examine national legislative initiatives as well as on-the-ground projects to educate firms about cleaner production options. It is also looked at the role of bilateral and multilateral development assistance in facilitating adoption of sound chemicals management systems. The report was issued as a draft prior to the adoption of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) in February 2006 and has been amended according to inputs after that event.




A number of people contributed to the development of this report. Particular thanks go to Susan Powers and Raya Widenoja for research assistance and to Torbjörn Lindh, Bengt Bucht, and Ule Johansson (Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate), Ravi Agarwal (Toxics Link), and Frank Ackerman (Tufts University) for key information or comments on draft sections of the report. Susan Barclay, Hein Bijlmakers (DANIDA), Chris Buckley (Pollution Research Group, University of KwaZulu-Natal), Joseph Di- Gangi (Environmental Health Fund), Hans Henrik Knudsen (Danish Institute for Product Development), Miguel Franco (PA Consulting), Henrik Lampa (H&M), Bob Lao (Cleaner Production in China), and Tom Heinemann provided information on individual projects of interest.


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