Chemical Information Exchange Network
Réseau d'Echange d'Information sur les produits Chimiques
The Chemical Information Exchange Network (CIEN) is a network of people involved in the management of chemicals.
A mechanism that helps networking and collaboration among various stakeholders
responsible for the environmentally sound management of chemicals
A way to link people at the national level through the use of a shared Web site
A means to create regional and international networks by linking national Web sites, and
A framework that helps the access to and exchange of chemical information that supports national decision-making and the implementation of multi-lateral environmental agreements (MEAs).
CIEN is also a project which the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched in 2000. The project helped establish national and regional networks, and provided training and equipment.
The aims of the CIEN Project are to:
Eliminate barriers to information exchange
Facilitate access to technical information on chemicals on the Internet
Create synergies between national agencies involved in chemical management
Strengthen national capacity for the environmentally sound management of chemicals and participation in international activities and agreement
Protect human health and the environment.
Click here to find out more about the CIEN Project.