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For the right to a toxics-free future – Sustainable chemicals management beyond 2020

Tom Kurz
May 2023; 4 pages


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From 25 to 29 September this year, the World Chemicals Conference will take place in Bonn. Here, the international community of states, together with other actors, wants to conclude a new agreement to solve the third major environmental crisis of our time: the pollution of the earth with chemicals. Tom Kurz, Policy Advisor for International Chemicals Management at the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, discusses the hopes and limits of this possible agreement in Global Governance Spotlight 2|2023.

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