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Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining
12/ 02/ 2015
Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury aims to combat the global threat posed to human health and the environment from mercury pollution worldwide.
Dutch Rally Support for a Europe Wide Microplastic Ban Dutch Rally Support for a Europe Wide Microplastic Ban
16/ 01/ 2015
Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic that have been added to possibly thousands of personal care products sold around the world
Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers
16/ 01/ 2015
The report notes that without the Montreal Protocol, runaway ozone depletion would have led to large increases in UV radiation around the world, with major consequences for the risk of skin cancer.
New Report Makes Strong Business Case for  Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains
15/ 12/ 2014
Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales
Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks
27/ 11/ 2014
The Geneva meetings have brought new momentum to the restoration efforts for Ogoniland.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury:  Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation
25/ 09/ 2014
An additional 18 countries sign the Minamata Convention at a high-level event during the opening of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly
Caribbean's Largest Small Island Developing State Charts New Pathway to a Sustainable Future Caribbean's Largest Small Island Developing State Charts New Pathway to a Sustainable Future
17/ 09/ 2014
Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
Large Scale Clean-Up of Oil Pollution in Ogoniland Discussed in Abuja Large Scale Clean-Up of Oil Pollution in Ogoniland Discussed in Abuja
16/ 09/ 2014
Federal Government of Nigeria Convenes Meeting on Implementation of Recommendations of 2011 UNEP Assessment
New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States
01/ 09/ 2014
With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming

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