By Eli Hadzhieva – Director of the Dialogue for Europe / Parliament Magazine
9 nov 2021
If there was a lesson learnt from COP26 in Glasgow, it is that we are running out of time to fight climate change and reduce air pollution. This should reinforce the EU’s zero pollution ambitions in the Green Deal and the implementation of its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, which aims to deliver a toxic-free environment. Considering that one in 10 premature deaths is caused by chemical pollution, and that global chemicals production is expected to double by 2030, there is an urgent need to ensure that risk and toxicity assessments of chemicals are being made in a fast, reliable and ethical way.