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Collated Research Reveals Full Scale of Montreal Protocol's Ozone Layer Repair Work Collated Research Reveals Full Scale of Montreal Protocol's Ozone Layer Repair Work
04/ 11/ 2015
The ozone layer will have recovered to pre-1980 levels by around 2060.
United Nations Online Course on Marine Litter Opens for Enrollment United Nations Online Course on Marine Litter Opens for Enrollment
06/ 10/ 2015
A free online course aimed at increasing awareness of, and stimulating creative solutions to marine litter has opened for registration
Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations, Industry and Civil Society Join Forces for a Chemical-Safe World by 2020 Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations, Industry and Civil Society Join Forces for a Chemical-Safe World by 2020
02/ 10/ 2015
Achieving sound management of chemicals could prevent over 1 million deaths per year globally and massively contribute to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.
New Countries Ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury as UNEP Calls for Early Entry into Force and Effective Implementation New Countries Ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury as UNEP Calls for Early Entry into Force and Effective Implementation
24/ 09/ 2015
On the Eve of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015
The Mounting Problem: World's Cities Produce up to 10 Billion Tonnes of Waste Each Year, UN Study Estimates The Mounting Problem: World's Cities Produce up to 10 Billion Tonnes of Waste Each Year, UN Study Estimates
07/ 09/ 2015
Holistic waste management could save countries hundreds of billions USD and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% annually
Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty
28/ 07/ 2015
HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)
UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development
16/ 07/ 2015
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda
UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues
10/ 06/ 2015
The new agreement to run through to 2018.
On World Oceans Day, New UN Report Recommends Ban of Microplastics in Cosmetics On World Oceans Day, New UN Report Recommends Ban of Microplastics in Cosmetics
08/ 06/ 2015
Study showcases potential threats to human and ecosystems' health

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