Global chemicals outlook 2013: towards sound management of chemicals

This report, Global Chemicals Outlook, compiled by UNEP in cooperation with international experts, is designed to inform governments and industry on trends in chemicals production, use and disposal, while offering policy advice aimed at meeting the 2020 goal. It focusses particularly on the challenges and opportunities facing developing nations. The report, which also supports the work and actions of the three chemical and hazardous waste conventions—Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm—and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, demonstrates the dramatic growth in the industry, which has seen global output climb from US$ 171 billion in 1970 to over US$ 4.1 trillion today.

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