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US Wants UN Chemical Pollution Panel’s Work to Include Clean Air

Sept. 22, 2022, 9:03 PM

Ensuring air pollution is among the issues a proposed United Nations Science-Policy Panel would address is an important US priority, State Department officials said Thursday during a briefing about the panel.

The officials briefed federal agencies, industry trade associations, non-profit groups, and other interested parties about a UN Environment Assembly resolution adopted in March to set up a science-policy panel to offer scientific information about the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution.

The State Department invited interested parties to share their perspectives to inform the position the US will take as countries negotiate the proposed panel ...