Joint statement urging focus on conflict pollution and its impact on people and environment
Our organisations welcomed UNEA-5’s adoption of resolution 5/8 in March 2022, and the decision to establish a Science-Policy Panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste, and to prevent pollution... we believe it vital that the proposed intergovernmental Science-Policy Panel on chemicals, waste and pollution include conflict pollution and the toxic remnants of war within the scope of its work.From the joint statement
In December 2023, SocEnv supported a joint statement to an Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) developing a Science-Policy Panel on sound management of chemicals and waste and prevention of pollution.
Taking into account conflict’s significant impact on people and environment, SocEnv joined 13 other organisations in calling for the Science-Policy Panel’s scope to include conflict pollution and the toxic remnants of war.
View our full statement below.