Celebrating Laws and Policies Protecting from Hazardous Chemicals: The Future Policy Award 2020
The Future Policy Award showcases legislation and policies that create better living conditions for current and future generations. The aim of the award is to raise global awareness for exemplary laws and policies and speed up policy action towards a healthy planet and just, sustainable and peaceful societies. The Future Policy Award is the first award for laws and policies and is celebrated on an international level.
In 2020, the WFC’s Future Policy Award is working in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) to highlight exemplary laws and policies that protect people and the environment from hazardous chemicals. The focus will be to highlight laws, policies and legal frameworks that minimize the adverse effects of chemicals exposure on human health, with a focus on children’s health and the environment.