Guidance development project (GuiDev)

The establishment and implementation of legal frameworks and related institutional arrangements for management of chemicals, including its sustainable funding, is a cornerstone in achieving sound management of chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Further material to support countries in the setting up of legal frameworks and related capacity

As a follow up to the LIRA Guidance (2015) on legislation and institutional capacity and measures for recovering costs of national administrations, UN Environment has initiated work to develop further material to support countries in the setting up of legal frameworks and related institutional capacity for chemicals control.

The project involves both the generation of an information document to give a collection of arguments about what proactive and upstream chemicals control legislation can bring to countries and the development of three practical guidance documents.

GuiDev is related to:

  • the generation of an information document to give a collection of arguments about what proactive and upstream chemicals control legislation can bring to countries and,
  • the development of three practical guidance documents for:
    • the authority structure for chemicals legislation, including functions that initially needs to be in place,
    • risk reduction tools for managing chemicals,
    • enforcement of chemicals legislation.

Expert group to ensure input and usefulness of the material

An international expert group with over 40 participants is established to support UN environment in this work and to ensure broad participation and comments. The aim is to make the material as useful to countries as possible and to promote its testing.

The first consultative Expert group meeting was held 11-12 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Draft outlines of the documents were then reviewed.

For more information please contact maria.delvin[at]unep.org or pierre.quiblier[at]unep.org

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