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Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum): 4th Roundtable

Combine Or Combust! Cooperating On Chemicals And Hazardous Substances Management

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30 Nov 06 - 01 Dec 06 Asia-Europe Foundation Governance & Economy Department Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Sustainable Development

Brussels (Belgium)


The ENVforum's fourth roundtable meeting involved 36 specially invited participants from ASEM member countries, and marked the beginning of the second phase of development of the ENVforum, which aims to contribute to the current global policy dialogue on chemicals management by promoting transparency, capacity building, and knowledge transfer between Asia and Europe.

An overall practical framework for future stronger Asia-Europe co-operation in chemicals management that aims at gathering professionals from the government, industry, civil society, and research sectors was proposed. Participants were also updated on the development of the European Commission's Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.


Ms. Viveka Bohn, former Swedish Ambassador for the Environment

Mr. Rajendra Shende, United Nations Environment Programme's Ozone Unit


  • Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) - Government of Sweden
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • United Nations Environment Programme
Funded by the European Union