28 Aug 2018, 11:00 - 11:45 UTC

Reducing emissions from antibiotics production–demands, tools and experiences

Emissions of antibiotics from production sites contribute significantly to the promotion of AMR, with consequences not only limited to health issues, but also impacting ecosystems and people’s livelihoods. Currently there is a lack of incentives, regulation as well as tools and experiences to foster changing practices. The usual approach for reducing pollution of industry effluents is focused at energy and resource costly end of the pipe solutions. To promote a sustainable approach to the issue SIWI’s project REAP-effect is engaging with antibiotics manufacturers to look into the resource flows of the production processes. Identifying the potential for resource savings and more efficient points for removing pollutants will enable the companies to reduce both pollution and become less vulnerable to resource scarcity. Supported by the UNDP led Initiative on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS), both procurement and supplier perspectives are accounted for in the project.

The purpose of the showcase is to discuss potential methodologies for improved supply chain management for antibiotics production, based on first results from project REAP-effect. Initial assessments from scoping visits to Indian factories and outlook on expected results will be the starting point for engaging procurers and regulators for necessary next steps.

Venue: Folkets Hus Cabaret
Venue Address: Barnhusgatan 12, 111 23 Stockholm
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11:00 Welcome
Project presentation : Reducing Emissions from Antibiotics Production

Lizzie Sagrelius / Iris Panorel, SIWI

11:10 Reflections from stakeholders and project partners
Rosemary Kumwenda, SPHS
Frans Vlaar, DSM-Sinochem
Damiano de Felice, Access to Medicine Foundation

11:30 Panel discussion and audience engagement
Nicolai Schaaf, SIWI

11:45 End of session

28 Aug 2018, 11:00 - 11:45 UTC