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2019: Chemicals, an ignored sustainable development goal?

Do we need an extra SDG concerning a non-toxic environment

Chemicals are crucial. They enable healthcare, food production, consumer products & infrastructure. However, this is not only a story about benefits. Chemicals also pollute humans and nature alike.

Do we need a new international SDG about chemicals, similar to the Swedish goal of a “non-toxic environment”?

We arranged a seminar around this topic during the International Science Festival in Gothenburg 2019.

Watch the video recording from the seminar: Chemicals, an ignored sustainable development goal.

Participants:

Anna Lennquist (Dr) is working at ChemSec, a non-profit working to speed up the transition to safer chemistry. She is currently the project manager of the SIN List, a global benchmark for chemicals management.

 

 

Bethanie Carney Almroth, associate professor in ecotoxicology at the University of Gothenburg, with a research focus on the environmental effects of plastics and plastic-associated chemicals. Read more about Behanie here.

 

Magnus Nydén is Global Chief Scientist at Nouryon (previously AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) driven by producing specialty chemicals sustainably for economic growth and materials flow in equilibrium.

 

 

Thomas Backhaus, professor in ecotoxicology at the University of Gothenburg, with a research focus on the toxicology and ecotoxicology of chemical mixtures. He is also director of the FRAM Center. Read more about Thomas here.

 

Åsa Arrhenius, PhD in ecotoxicology at University of Gothenburg, coordinator of the FRAM Center. Read more about Åsa here.

 

 

FRAM at Science Festival 2018

Hazardous chemical cocktails in food packaging"

Watch the film here!

 

Page Manager: Åsa Arrhenius|Last update: 11/5/2019
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