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GCO Pillar II: 1. UNEP Chemicals and Finance Initiative activities 2. Case studies. Louise Gallagher Consultant (Economics) Chemicals Branch, DTIE, UNEP. Overview Supporting the fulfilment of work for Pillar II – Economic Implications of Chemicals Production, Use and Disposal (RR).

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Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies

GCO Pillar II: 1. UNEP Chemicals and Finance Initiative activities 2. Case studies

Louise Gallagher

Consultant (Economics)

Chemicals Branch,

DTIE, UNEP


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies
Overview Supporting the fulfilment of work for Pillar II – Economic Implications of Chemicals Production, Use and Disposal (RR)

Draft Outline Pillar II:

  • Overview of Economic Implications of Trends

  • Financial Implications

  • External Cost Implications

  • Case Studies


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies
III. Financial Implications UNEP Finance Initiative–Chemicals Collaboration to strengthen messages and services for both our ‘clients’

  • Who are UNEP FI?

  • Drivers for collaboration:

    • Finance sector is a key leverage point

    • Chemicals financing discussions

    • Need for deeper understanding of ‘private sector’

    • Delivering to UNEP FI membership

  • Objectives

    • ‘Mutual learning’

    • Identify high impact areas of collaboration


Iii financial implications timeline and outcomes to date for the chemicals finance collaboration
III. Financial Implications Timeline and outcomes to date for the Chemicals-Finance collaboration

  • Mar 2011

  • Andrew Dlugolecki

  • Financial pieceoutline

  • FI SteeringCommitee

  • Jan 2011

  • First contact

  • Focal points established

Dec 2010

- UNEP FI requests informal meeting

  • Feb 2011

  • Information exchange

  • Guest speaker

  • April 2011

  • Membership mailing

  • June 2011

  • New focal points

  • Working group proposed

  • May 2011

  • GCO finance workbegins


Iii financial implications elements of continued collaboration supporting the gco
III. Financial Implications Elements of continued collaboration supporting the GCO

  • Extending contact with insurance, banking and investment sectors

    • Establish a ‘Working Group on Chemicals’

      • Reach out to members of existing groups to populate

      • Meeting suggested for September (no concrete action on this yet)

  • Review from the finance sector

  • When the timing is right…

    • New! Principles for Sustainable Insurance

    • UNEP FI Global Roundtable, Oct 2011

    • The Geneva Association


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies
III. Financial Implications ESG (Environment Social Governance) Risks framework for ‘Chemicals’ is going to be an important output

  • ESG Risks is the only ‘language’ on sustainable development in the finance sector context that has embedded itself

  • Broader vision of potential ‘chemicals-risks’ impacts on the finance sector

    • COI

    • Value for UNEP FI and its members

    • A guide to future work on chemicals and the finance sector


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies
IV. External Cost Implications The ‘costs of inaction’ results will be central for completing this section

  • Framing of cost implications

  • Categorization of costs

  • ‘Sizing’ the problem

  • Literature, figures, case studies

  • Authoritive gaps analysis

  • Reflecting the COI strategy


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies

V. Case Studies The main purpose of the case studies is to draw together the financial and external cost information in a concrete discussion

  • GCO: Demonstrating possibilities for ‘economic framing’ of chemicals-related trends and use of this information in decision-making

    • What choices would we hope to inform?

      • Development paths

      • Investment in sound management of chemicals

    • Aiming for ‘Net Benefits’ type of discussion…

  • COI on gaps/case studies under Module B

  • New (and needed) stand-alone contributions for the individual topics


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies

V. Case Studies Four topics are PROPOSED as case studies to complement the work of Pillar I , provide information for Pillars II and III

  • Mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

  • E-Waste

  • Industrial chemicals (accidents)

  • Pesticides (IPM/IVM)


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies

Case Study 1Mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining – reasons for including a case study on this topic in the GCO (1)

  • Forthcoming Mercury Treaty

  • Elimination, reduction (and management) of mercury in gold mining falls in the scope of SMC and has a global dimension

  • Captures three issues of particular interest to the COI/GCO:

    • i) mining and chemicals, ii) metals and iii) drivers of economic development with a chemicals dimension


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies
Case Study 1Mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining – reasons for including a case study on this topic in the GCO (2)

  • Captures some interesting aspects: i) non-chemicals production trends that impact on chemicals usage (intensity) ii) illegal use

  • Significant exposure numbers and vulnerabilities – occupational, local and indirect

  • Informs some key policy choices:

    • Initial choice of ‘development paths’

    • Minimizing costs (maximizing benefits) from existing development choices


Case study 2 e waste reasons for including a case study on this topic in the gco 1
Case Study 2 e-waste – reasons for including a case study on this topic in the GCO (1)

  • E-waste ‘falls squarely’ in the scope of SMC/global chemicals trends

  • Captures two issues of particular interest to the COI/GCO:

    • i) sustainable production/green chemistry and ii) management of chemicals in products in end-of-life phases

  • Significant exposure numbers and vulnerabilities – occupational, local and indirect


Case study 2 e waste reasons for including a case study on this topic in the gco 2
Case Study 2 e-waste – reasons for including a case study on this topic in the GCO (2)

  • Emerging discussion that would benefit from inclusion in COI/GCO

  • Informs some key policy choices:

    • How strictly to regulateelectrical and electronicequipment production

    • Domesticrequirements for e-waste management

    • How strictly to regulate e-wasteexports/ imports


Gco pillar ii 1 unep chemicals and finance initiative activities 2 case studies
Case Study 3 Industrial chemicals (production-accidents)– reasons for including a case study on this topic in the GCO

  • Increasingrisk of industrial accidents with shift of production ‘fallssquarely’ in the scope of SMC/global chemicals trends

  • Cross-cutting – links trends, finance (insurance), economic implications and policy

  • Exposure and vulnerabilities – occupational, local and indirect (depending on emissions)

  • Informs some key policy choices:

    • ‘Developmentpaths’

    • Regulatingindustrial H&S, pollution control ..


Case study 4 pesticides ivm ipm reasons for including a case study on this topic in the gco
Case Study 4 Pesticides (IVM/IPM) – reasons for including a case study on this topic in the GCO

  • Pesticides (IVM/IPM) ‘falls squarely’ in the scope of SMC/Global chemicals trends

  • Highlighted in Pillar I trends: Production, use and disposal (obsolete pesticides)

  • Significant exposure numbers and vulnerabilities – occupational, local and indirect

  • Informs some key policy choices:

    • ‘Development paths’

    • Regulating production, trade, use and disposal


Resources brainstorming the materials and partnerships that can help this work progress
Resources Brainstorming the materials and partnerships that can help this work progress


Work plan pillar ii how this gets done over the next 6 7 months
Work Plan: Pillar II How this gets done over the next 6/7 months