Harmful Substances Press Releases

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

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda
20/05/2015 00:00:00

Korea Pledges Additional US$800,000 for Partnership for Action on Green Economy

20/05/2015 00:00:00

Inaugural Environment Ministers Forum Calls for Enhanced Action for a Resilient, Resource Efficient Asia Pacific

Ministers optimistic on moving Asia Pacific countries towards inclusive green economies
20/05/2015 00:00:00

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