Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Factsheet

United Nations Environment Programme (2016)

As the world’s population approaches eight billion, chemicals and waste (and their sound management) become important factors in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sound chemicals and waste management relates and contributes to achieving almost all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for example, SDG 3 on Health, SDG 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities, and SDG 12 on Sustainable Consumption and Production. UNEP plays an important role in advancing sound chemicals and waste management by catalyzing and coordinating international action, by assisting countries in raising the priority given to the topics, and by providing clearinghouse services for relevant scientific and technical knowledge. Activities are implemented at the global, regional and national levels through partnerships with intergovernmental organizations, national and local governments, industry, and civil society organizations.