IPEN - Establishing Cooperation to Support Chemical Safety Conventions

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International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Networks (IPEN)

The International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Networks (IPEN) commits to establish multi-stakeholder cooperation at the regional level to implement the obligations under the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions, contributing to the unification of efforts to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals and waste on human health and the environment. IPEN also commits to promote the development of synergies in the performance of obligations of international chemical safety agreements. 

The commitments will result in:

  • evaluation of the implementation of the three conventions in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan; 

  • assessment of national capacity for implementing the three conventions;

  • analysis of legislation for the implementations of chemicals conventions in targeted countries; 

  • development of mechanisms for multi-stakeholder collaboration on the implementation of three chemical conventions;

  • organisation and execution of cross-country meetings to exchange experiences on the implementation and execution of chemical conventions in targeted countries;

  • provision of cross-countries consultations with international experts to establish a cross-sectoral partnership in the implementation of conventions. 

The commitment falls under focus areas 9 of the Batumi Initiative to promote public participation and education for sustainable development. 

Implementing partners will include the Independent Ecological expertise (Kyrgyzstan), Foundation in Support of Civil Initiatives (Tajikistan), and Eco-Accord (Russia).

The commitment is relevant to SDG targets 3.9 and 12.4 and SDG 4.