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OECD Workshop – Socio-economic Impact Assessment of Chemicals Management

6-8 July 2016 | Helsinki, Finland

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) hosted a workshop on “socioeconomic impact assessment of chemicals management” that took place on 6, 7 and 8 July in Helsinki at ECHA. The purpose of the workshop was to present and discuss recent practices and experiences in chemicals risk management and valuation.

Four background papers were used as basis for the workshop and in all 29 presentations were held by member countries, international organisations, industry, non-governmental organisations, Consultants and Academics. The topics of the workshop were:

  • Experiences with Socioeconomic assessment for Chemical Managements
  • Chemical risk assessment as input for the economic valuation of impacts
  • Economic valuation of chemicals’ impacts on health and the environment
  • Transferring/Extrapolating monetised impacts from one chemical to other chemicals
  • Quantifying regulatory efficacy of risk management activities
  • The costs of regulatory action in chemicals impact assessment
 

OECD Workshop Report and Annex

 

Agenda

 

Presentations

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

  • Keynote presentation by Alan Krupnick (Resources for the Future) Presentation [PDF]
 

Session 1 & 2 – Experiences with Socioeconomic Impact Assessment in Chemicals Management

  • Matti Vainio (ECHA) Presentation [PDF]
  • Thea Sletten (Norwegian Environment Agency) Presentation [PDF]
  • Cody Rice (US EPA) Presentation [PDF]
  • Joe Devlin (Environment and Climate Change Canada) and Michael Donohue (Health Canada) Presentation [PDF]
  • Daniel Slunge (University of Gothenburg) Presentation [PDF]
  • Michael Donohue (Health Canada) and Wambui Kipusi (Environment and Climate Change Canada) Presentation [PDF]
  • Sara Broomhall (Australian Government, Department of the Environment) Presentation [PDF]
  • Frank George (WHO Europe) Presentation [PDF]
  • Pierre Quilbier (UNEP) Presentation [PDF]
  • Mike Holland (Econometrics Research and Consulting) Presentation [PDF]
  • Rana Roy (Consulting Economist) Presentation [PDF]
  • Alistair Hunt (University of Bath) Presentation [PDF]
  • Sonja Haider (ChemSec) and Vito Buonsante (ClientEarth) Presentation [PDF]
  • William Carroll (University of Indiana) Presentation [PDF]
 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Session 3 – Chemical risk assessment as input for the economic valuation of impacts

 

Session 4 – Economic valuation of chemicals’ impacts on health and the environment

 

Session 5 – Transferring/Extrapolating monetised impacts from one chemical to other chemicals

  • Ståle Navrud (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) Presentation [PDF]
  • Alistair Hunt (University of Bath) Presentation [PDF]
 

Friday, 8 July 2016

Session 6 – Quantifying regulatory efficacy of risk management activities

 

Session 7 – The costs of regulatory action in chemicals impact assessment

 

Feedback from participants on the workshop

 

Participants

 

Contact

For questions about the Workshop, please contact: Christoph.RHEINBERGER[at]echa.europa.eu

 


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