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The European Sustainable Chemicals Management Conference 2011 - Finding the Regulatory Balance

Activity by Kirstie Fagan   |   added on Mar 31, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): The Nickel Institute

The European Sustainable Chemicals Management Conference 2011 is a high-level conference aims to present a critique of current European legislation, and to explore how it can be improved to provide a high level of public and environmental protection, without stunting the growth of the European Chemicals Industry.

Taking place on the 31st May - 1st June 2011 at the Management Centre Europe in central Brussels, the event will address several key aspects of chemical policy. It will look in particular at REACH and CLP, providing an analysis of how the registration system has functioned to date and how it could be improved. Discussions will also focus on how REACH compares to global methods of chemical management and various research on a variety of areas of concern, with sessions focusing on:

  • Experiences of the registration process 
  • Has REACH gone far enough? – Chemical cocktails and endocrine disruptors
  • Substances of ‘Very High Concern’
  • Innovation vs. protection – regulating nanomaterials
  • Balancing innovation, regulation & competitiveness
  • Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
  • The global context - how REACH compares to other chemical policies.


The conference will bring together key stakeholders from the European Institutions, industry and NGOs in an interactive environment, aimed at promoting debate among all participants.

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