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UNIDO presented the Chemical Leasing Joint Declaration of Intent in plenary and at the technology fair at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. The declaration is open for additional partners.

The Global Chemical Leasing Programme announces with pleasure that the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management organized a Chemical Leasing Workshop for industry stakeholders on April 03. It included lectures of international Chemical Leasing experts and the presentation of best practice examples in order to raise awareness on Chemical Leasing for the Austrian industry.

March 22 is recognized globally as the World Water Day. Therefore, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC, the UN focal point in Russia) organized a conference in Moscow, hosted by the Russian State Library, with approx. 50 participants. Chemical Leasing was presented as one opportunity for more sustainable water management.

UNEP, together with UNITAR, recently launched a platform to support service providers in the implementation of sound management of chemicals (SMC) in SMEs.

On November 21, UNIDO and the governments of Austria, Switzerland and Germany signed the "Joint Declaration of Intent on Chemical Leasing" in Vienna, Austria on the occasion of the UNIDO's 50 Anniversary.

Chemical Leasing was presented at the 2nd Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry for Sustainable Development organized by the German GIZ at the Leuphana University Lüneburg.