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Developing SAICM into a framework for the international governance of chemicals throughout their Lifecycle: Looking beyond 2020



Year of publication 2018
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description Chemicals play a vital role in global human development. Pharmaceuticals save lives from otherwise fatal diseases. Agrochemicals protect food crops from pests. Thousands of industrial chemicals provide the basis for consumer products. The global chemical industry is one of the largest business sectors in the world economy. In 2016, the roughly 100?000 chemicals produced, processed, and finally sold generated a turnover of USD 5.2 trillion (Statista 2018). Worldwide chemical production is projected to double between 2010 and 2030, and more than 70% of this increase will take place outside developed countries, in particular in countries with economies in transition such as Brazil, India, and China (OECD 2012).

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