Forum VI
Plenary Presentations

Nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials: opportunities and challenges

Session chair/facilitator: Dr Georg Karlaganis, Head of the Substances, Soil, Biotechnology Division, Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Switzerland (lead sponsor)
Session recorder: Dr Aurus Kongpanich, Chemical Safety Group, Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

:: Little BANG theory (bits, atoms, neurons and genes): the socioeconomic impact of technological convergence at the nanoscale (verbal presentation)
Mr Pat Mooney, Executive Director, ETC Group

Relevant Activities in International Organizations:

Nanotechnology: Science and policy challenges in developed and developing Countries:

Substitution and Alternatives

Session co-chair/facilitator: Dr Michael Wittmann, Chemical Policy Directorate, Ministry for the Environment, Austria
Session recorder: Ms Jane Stratford, Chemicals & Nanotechnologies Division, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, UK

International transport of lead and cadmium via trade: an international concern?

Session chair/facilitator: Dr Reiner Arndt, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Session recorder: Ms Erika Rosenthal, Center for International Environmental Law, USA

Trade related dispersal of lead and cadmium - framing the discussion

Experiences and case studies

Ecologically based Integrated Pest Management and Integrated Vector Management: key elements of pesticide risk reduction strategies

Session co-chair/facilitators: Mr Nassereddin Heidari, Iran, Ms Saro Rengam and Dr Romy Quijano, PAN AP

State of implementation of IPM and further potential

State of implementation of IVM and further potential