Achieve the sound management of chemicals and wastes throughout their lifecycle in ways that prevent or minimize adverse impacts on human health and the environment is among EASD focus thematic issues. Focus thematic issues are: — Sustainable Development Goals; – Education for sustainable development; – Sustainable Production and Consumption; – Science (Research and Citizen science and science promotion); – Nature and biodiversity; – Waste and chemicals (with soil health), and – other working areas (Climate change issues, Sustainable tourism, Sustainable fashion and textile, Policy and governance, Resource efficiency, Circular economy, Water and sanitation, Air pollution, Eco-labeling, Energy-Environment nexus, Environmental rights and justice and security, EU accession and enlargement, Gender issues, Culture and art, Food and nutrition).To reduce environmental pollution is 1 of 3 main FEE 2021+ strategic goal.
In June 2023 EASD participated at UNEP Survey on Progress in Strategic Approach Implementation 2020-2022
EASD participated at UNEP Mercury releases from Coal Combustion Area Meeting – 28 September 2021
Virtually we are in Nairobi: participating at The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum , the fifth meeting of the Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, Science-Policy Forum and the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.1)
November 2020: EASD join IPEN and PAN in calling on the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to reconsider his recently announced alliance with CropLife International, a trade association whose member corporations produce pesticides and genetically modified seeds. The global networks and organizations co-sponsoring this letter find it completely inappropriate for FAO to strengthen collaboration with CropLife.
EASD participate in SAICM WG on Governance and Mechanisms to support Implementation (from October 2020, lead to IP4 in 2021)
EASD contribute with data on Serbia to EEB ZMWG on review of A and B of the Minamata Convention; ZMWG is looking into submitting additional information showing that Annexes A and B can be strengthened by widening their scope , April 2020
EASD support the African Amalgam Amendment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury by co-signing the letter to Parties and Signatories to the Minamata Convention, October 2019
EASD Input to SAICM/IP.3/8 (Assessment on linkages with other clusters related to chemicals and waste management and options to coordinate and cooperate on areas of common interest), 26.10.2019
Participation (as non-funded participant) in the first meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 approved, Brasil, February 2017