Targeting toxic chemicals on the way to the Johannesburg summit
The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) offers the opportunity for concerted action by governments, industry, and NGOs to insist on proper chemical testing and to reinforce calls to halt production and use of the most dangerous chemicals. To that end, the next few months offer a critical window during which to ratify and commit funding for four chemicals-related treaties
develop robust regional chemical management strategies
and launch efforts safely to rid the Earth of obsolete chemical stockpiles.