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WECF and partners propose chemicals targets for Sustainable Development Goals

UNEP 2012 global chemicals report estimates close to 1 million deaths from harmful chemicals and pesticides each year

16.05.2014




WECF and partners propose chemicals targets for SDGs. The UNEP 2012 global chemicals report estimates close to 1 million deaths from harmful chemicals and pesticides each year! 

Experts of major group and civil society organisations are concerned about the lack of focus on a goal and targets to address the immense economic and health damage from hazardous chemicals in particular in developing countries, which is not sufficiently addressed by the current co-chairs 16 focus area document.

The SDGs should include an overall focus or target area which aims at achieving:
„Zero harmful chemicals contamination of people and planet by 2030“.

Download the discussion draft: "Toxic chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): proposed Targets for 2030" here