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Revising REACH to achieve a toxic free environment in Europe

Sustainability and environment
Society and economy

To reach zero pollution for a toxic-free environment requires revising the rules governing the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals in the EU, i.e. the REACH regulation. In this FRAM Seminar, you will meet Amie Svärd, economist at the European Commission, DG Grow, who will present their current work on revising European chemicals policy.

Webinar
Date
26 Aug 2021
Time
14:30 - 16:00
Location
Zoom, link will be sent out after registration.
Cost
Free of charge

Participants
Amie Svärd, Economist in the REACH Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)
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Time zone: CEST
Organizer
The FRAM Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies

The European Green Deal sets out the ambition to reach zero pollution for a toxic-free environment. As part of this ambition, the chemicals strategy for sustainability announces actions to better protect people and the environment against hazardous chemicals and to encourage innovation to develop safe and sustainable alternatives.

Achieving these goals requires revising the rules governing the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals in the EU, i.e. the REACH regulation.

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Amie Svärd
Amie Svärd is an economist in the REACH unit at the EC DG Grow.

Amie Svärd is an economist in the REACH Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) since February 2019. Her work includes implementing the socio-economic aspects in REACH authorisations and restrictions, as well as carrying out the impact assessment for the revision of REACH.

Previously she worked for several years in the pesticide unit in the European Commission, carrying out an evaluation of the legislative framework as well as contributing the impact assessment on endocrine disruptors. She has a BA in environmental economics from the University of Gothenburg and a MSc in development economics from the University of Amsterdam.

In this seminar, Amie Svärd will present their current work and consultation process on revising European chemicals policy. Her presentation will be followed by comments by FRAM researchers and seminar participants.