IFCS First Award of Merit

Forum II
Ottawa, Canada
February 1997

Dr. Rune Lönngren
Dr. Rune Lönngren

The first IFCS Award of Merit was presented to Dr. Rune Lönngren of Sweden in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the achievement of the goal of global chemical safety and his leading work in the establishment of IFCS. Dr. Lönngren assisted the UNCED Secretariat in drafting Chapter 19 of Agenda 21 on the environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals, and played a key role in the initial phases of conceptual development and creation of the Forum. Dr Lönngren is known also for his work on the area of legislation on chemicals control and is one of the founding fathers of the OECD Chemicals Group.