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Cover TITLE Synergies Success Stories: Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
DATE May 2011
This publication was jointly prepared by the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention, and the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention. It aims to support the discussions on the thematic topic of Chemicals in the 18th and 19th sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). It provides examples of successful activities undertaken to implement the multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and other international frameworks in the hazardous wastes and chemicals cluster in a coordinated manner. The stories are based on national or regional projects and have been written by persons directly involved in activities at the national, regional and global levels.

Cover TITLE Practices in the Sound Management of Chemicals
DATE May 2010
... This volume presents successful practices and experiences in the sound management of chemicals worldwide, in both developed and developing countries. Nearly all case studies included were developed by individuals directly involved in the projects selected. The cases encompass information about the history of the projects as well as challenges, implementation experiences, lessons learned and future plans. It should, however, be noted that these case studies are but a small sample of the body of knowledge that is available in this area.

In addition to assessing current trends in chemicals management, this publication makes a case for scaling up the experiences presented to realize a larger scale impact...

While efforts to improve the management of chemicals are needed in all parts of the world, this publication focuses on the challenges that developing countries and countries with economies in transition face, where the need is urgent and greatest. It is hoped that this volume will enhance the readers’ understanding about the challenges and issues confronting chemicals management, as well as about the policy options available to address them...

Trends Cover TITLE Trends in Sustainable Development – Chemicals, Mining, Transport, Waste Management 2010-2011
DATE April 2010
FOREWORD ...This report highlights key developments and recent trends in chemicals, mining, transport and waste management. In addition to considering these four themes, the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) addresses the progress of the “Ten Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns” as a thematic issue during its 18th and 19th sessions (2010–2011)....