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Global Framework on Chemicals Management



  Feb 19, 2024

Global Framework on Chemicals Management



What is the Global Framework on Chemicals?

The Global Framework on Chemicals is an international agreement aimed at reducing harm from chemicals and waste, ensuring a safe, healthy, and sustainable future. It is supported by a High-Level Declaration to ensure its effective implementation.

How does the Global Framework on Chemicals relate to other international agreements?

It complements and strengthens the commitments made under various international agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, and the negotiations for a global treaty on plastic pollution.

What are the main goals of the Global Framework on Chemicals?

The framework outlines 28 targets to enhance the management of chemicals and waste. These include creating a regulatory environment to curb chemical pollution, promoting safer alternatives by 2030, and phasing out highly hazardous pesticides by 2035 if safer alternatives exist.

What commitments have governments made under this framework?

Governments have committed to establishing regulations to reduce chemical pollution and to implement policies for safer chemical alternatives by 2030.

What commitments have industries made under this framework?

Industries have pledged to manage chemicals responsibly to lessen pollution and adverse impacts by the year 2030.

What is the timeline for phasing out highly hazardous pesticides?

The framework calls for a phase-out of highly hazardous pesticides by 2035 in scenarios where the risks are not managed and safer alternatives are available.

How will the Global Framework on Chemicals be integrated with other global agendas?

There is a specific target to strengthen the connections between this framework and the global agendas on climate change, biodiversity, human rights, and health.

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