Grantee profile

International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)

First established in 1998, IPEN is now a network of over 600 non-profits in 120 countries seeking to shape chemical safety and waste policies to limit the harm caused by toxic chemicals to people and the environment. The network supports local groups to decide on global priorities and push for unified policy goals at forums including the United Nations Plastic Treaty and Stockholm Convention. Together with its members, it identifies key research gaps and undertakes data gathering to strengthen the scientific basis for its advocacy and raise public awareness on priority issues. IPEN also works to build the technical and organisational capacity of member organisations.