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dc.contributor.authorSelin, Henrik
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-03T12:23:25Z
dc.date.available2017-07-03T12:23:25Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.date.issued2009-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/22666
dc.descriptionThis repository item contains a single issue of The Pardee Papers, a series papers that began publishing in 2008 by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. The Pardee Papers series features working papers by Pardee Center Fellows and other invited authors. Papers in this series explore current and future challenges by anticipating the pathways to human progress, human development, and human well-being. This series includes papers on a wide range of topics, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives and a development orientation.
dc.description.abstractImproving global chemicals management is a significant sustainable development issue, involving many longer-range challenges. This paper examines some of these challenges. It begins by describing hazardous chemicals as a longer-range problem. This is followed by an outline of the global policy framework for managing hazardous chemicals. Next, the paper discusses four sets of management challenges for better environmental and human health protection: 1) Enhancing ratification and implementation of existing regulations; 2) Expanding risk assessments and controls; 3) Improving management capacity and raising awareness; and 4) Minimizing generation of hazardous chemicals and wastes. Furthermore, the paper argues that the adoption of more proactive and precautionary policies and management approaches is ultimately needed to achieve necessary environmental and human health protection standards. While some such policy and regulatory changes are under way in the European Union and other regions, they are not yet sufficiently reflected in international law.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Pardee Papers;5
dc.rightsCopyright 2009 Boston University. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that: 1. The copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage; 2. the report title, author, document number, and release date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and / or special permission.
dc.subjectHazardous chemicals
dc.subjectHazardous waste
dc.subjectGlobal governance
dc.subjectPublic health policy
dc.titleManaging hazardous chemicals: longer-range challenges
dc.typeOther
dc.rights.holderBoston University Trustees
dc.identifier.issue5


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