Increasing research on cost-effective alternatives for hazardous processes

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 recommends that governments should intensify research and development on cost-effective alternatives for processes and substances currently resulting in the generation of hazardous wastes which pose particular problems for environmentally sound disposal or treatment. The possibility of ultimate phase-out of those substances that present an unreasonable or otherwise unmanageable risk or that are toxic, persistent and bioaccumulative should be considered as soon as practicable. Emphasis should be given to alternatives that could be economically accessible to developing countries.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production