Brainstorming meeting on environmental and other factors needed for evaluating and managing risks posed by pesticides at local level
Regulatory controls exist in most countries today for the distribution and use of pesticides and usually involve a registration process. In evaluating the potential risks involved with these chemicals prior to authorizing their use, many countries rely almost solely on internationally available hazard and risk assessments and have little capacity to make locally based risk management decisions.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss possibilities for improving the situation and identify what, or what type of, local factors are needed for locally based decision making by exploring knowledge and experiences among participating experts and stakeholders from different regions; as well as to identify possible ways of meeting these needs based on available information and other resources, which may include resources at national as well as international level.
Documents will be made available on this page as they become available, as well as links to the other events' web pages.
Documents related to the Brainstorming meeting:
Existing sources and approaches to risk assessment and management of pesticides
Venue, hotel and ground transport information:
Wednesday 1 July, 2009
IGO / NGO / Other organization presentations:
Thursday 2 July, 2009
WHO, IPCS, Carolyn Vickers