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ICCM-2: Industry Comes Under Heavy Fire, Shows Commitment to Convention

6:04 AM MDT | May 15, 2009 | Alex Scott in Geneva

The global chemicals industry has been widely criticised on a number of fronts during the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2) in Geneva, a meeting to agree on how to progress the Strategic Approach of International Chemicals Management (SAICM). SAICM is an international program designed to ensure the sustainable management of chemicals with certain targets that the chemicals industry must meet by 2020. A key criticism of industry is that it is failing to provide sufficient funding for SAICM. Chemical industry...

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