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Winter 2021 Webinar: EU's Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-free Environment

Presented by the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) and the Society of Toxicology’s Sustainable Chemicals through Contemporary Toxicology (SCCT) Specialty Section 

On October 14, 2020, the European Commission published its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.  The EU is the world’s second-largest chemicals producer, accounting for more than 17% of all chemical sales worldwide.  The Strategy represents the EU’s first step towards achieving a toxic-free environment described in the European Green Deal, including: 

  • Ensuring better protection of human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals 
  • Boosting innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals 
  • Enabling the transition to chemicals that are safe and sustainable by design

Ms. Elena Montani from the European Commission DG ENV provides an overview of the origins and key elements of this holistic chemicals management strategy and discusses the European Union’s near-term plans for implementation, including insights on anticipated challenges and opportunities.  Click here to listen to the full webinar.

International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment - Virtual 2020


Thank you for all of those that helped to make this year's International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment - Virtual 2020 a success. 


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Slides and recordings are posted on the Symposium Program page.


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