Technical Expert Workshop on Indicators, 3-5 September 2019

A technical expert workshop on indicators, generously hosted by the Government of the United Kingdom,  was held from 3 to 5 September 2019 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The workshop was run by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

The overall objective of the workshop was for participating experts to:

  • Identify and review existing and potential new indicators and indicator criteria to enable assessment of global progress towards the proposed strategic objectives for chemicals and waste; and
  • Provide information to assist in further elaborating the targets to ensure they are Specific, Measurable, Ambitious, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART).

Workshop documents


  1. Workshop Objectives, Defra, Government of the United Kingdom
  2. SAICM and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste, SAICM
  3. Analysing targets to help develop indicators, UNEP-WCMC
  4. Developing Good Indicators, UNEP-WCMC
  5. Examples of environmental conventions reporting processes, UNEP-WCMC
  6. Health indicators of relevance to monitoring sound chemicals management: experience with SDG3 and the international health regulations, WHO
  7. Indicators experience from the Convention on Biological Diversity and the SDGs, UNEP-WCMC
  8. Public Interest NGOs Contribution to SAICM, IPEN and PANā€Ethiopia
  9. Reflections for indicator development from an environmental health perspective, University of Cape Town
  10. Stakeholder contribution to SAICM and possible collaboration area’s, Cefic and ICCA
  11. Synergies with other processes, UNEP

Background documents

  1. SAICM Background Reading
  2. Key Knowledge for Successful Biodiversity Indicators
  3. SDG+CBD Indicator Factsheets
  4. Chemicals Indicator Workshop Report
  5. Reporting under international agreements
  6. Considerations for data
  7. ILO input towards the Beyond 2020 Indicator Development Process
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