This webinar presents important aspects and issues associated with the development of the European Union (EU) Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The REACH regulation, which is one of single largest pieces of environmental legislation ever passed by the EU, entered into force in 2007 and fundamentally changed the ways in which chemicals are assessed and regulated in Europe. REACH is also of major importance to firms outside Europe, and a growing number of countries are using REACH as a model for changing their own national chemical legislations.
Join Henrik Selin, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of International Relations at Boston University as he explains this complex and far reaching regulation. The presentation starts with a discussion about chemicals risk management under conditions of scientific uncertainty and competing interests. This is followed by an overview of US-EU trends in political leadership and policy making addressing chemical hazards. This is continued by a summary and comparison of major pieces of US and EU chemical legislation as a lead in to a more detailed examination of the background and step-wise implementation of the REACH regulation, including roles and obligations of firms and authorities. The presentation ends with a discussion about issues of EU-US chemical politics, policy making, and political and economic competition.
This webinar is designed for a wide range of professionals who want to learn more about the REACH regulation and the many ways in which it is important to firms and public authorities all over the world.