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The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York
09/ 04/ 2015
The world's oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational.
Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
07/ 04/ 2015
World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.
Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office
01/ 04/ 2015
Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.
Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai
03/ 03/ 2015
The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.
UNEP Chief, Philippines Environment Secretary Explore Cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Other Issues UNEP Chief, Philippines Environment Secretary Explore Cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Other Issues
02/ 03/ 2015
Mr. Steiner applauded the leadership of the Philippines within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the innovation it has demonstrated at the national level
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

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