Harmful Substances Press Releases

Collated Research Reveals Full Scale of Montreal Protocol's Ozone Layer Repair Work

The ozone layer will have recovered to pre-1980 levels by around 2060.
04/11/2015 00:00:00

United Nations Online Course on Marine Litter Opens for Enrollment

A free online course aimed at increasing awareness of, and stimulating creative solutions to marine litter has opened for registration
06/10/2015 00:00:00

Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations, Industry and Civil Society Join Forces for a Chemical-Safe World by 2020

Achieving sound management of chemicals could prevent over 1 million deaths per year globally and massively contribute to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.
02/10/2015 00:00:00

New Countries Ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury as UNEP Calls for Early Entry into Force and Effective Implementation

On the Eve of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015
24/09/2015 00:00:00

The Mounting Problem: World's Cities Produce up to 10 Billion Tonnes of Waste Each Year, UN Study Estimates

Holistic waste management could save countries hundreds of billions USD and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% annually
07/09/2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty

HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)
28/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda
16/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues

The new agreement to run through to 2018.
10/06/2015 00:00:00

On World Oceans Day, New UN Report Recommends Ban of Microplastics in Cosmetics

Study showcases potential threats to human and ecosystems' health
08/06/2015 00:00:00

Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson Designated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador on World Environment Day 2015

Jack Johnson is an inspirational artist and committed environmentalist. His millions of fans around the world form part of a unique network that engages with environmental non-profits at each of his tour stops
05/06/2015 00:00:00

Environmental Emergency Heroes Honoured with Green Star Awards

The winners this year were announced at a high-level event in Oslo sponsored by the Norwegian Government.
02/06/2015 00:00:00

New Report Outlines Strategies to Increase Funding for Black Carbon Reduction

Rapid implementation of measures to reduce black carbon in a range of sectors would deliver multiple benefits and near term results in health, climate and other areas
21/05/2015 00:00:00

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