The Russian Federation have once again blocked a decision to list chrysotile asbestos in the Rotterdam Convention during the ongoing 10th Conference of Parties held in Geneva.
Anti-asbestos action groups in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam have has success advocating for policy reform and support activities leading toward national bans on asbestos.
Our Campaign Coordinator Phillip Hazelton was interviewed on The World about the misinformation campaign that the asbestos lobby has launched in South East Asia. Watch the interview to see Phillip knock down the lies of the asbestos lobby!
The campaign to ban asbestos has been featured on ABC News, which traveled to Indonesia to report on the push-back from the asbestos lobby.
Because of the growing momentum to ban asbestos in Asia, the asbestos lobby is fighting to reverse the major gains made towards securing an asbestos free future.