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New UN Collaborating Centre for Energy Efficient Lighting Opens in Beijing 
New UN Collaborating Centre for Energy Efficient Lighting Opens in Beijing
31/ 10/ 2012
With Major Economic and Climate Change Benefits Projects Spanning Africa, the Middle East, Latin America & South Pacific Build Capacity and Boost Rapid Deployment of Energy Efficient Technologies
UN Experts Recommend Phasing Out of Widely Used Flame Retardant UN Experts Recommend Phasing Out of Widely Used Flame Retardant
22/ 10/ 2012
Three other chemicals proposed for listing in the Stockholm Convention on POPs are to be evaluated for management of their risks
International Conference Extends Fund to Tackle Management of Potentially Hazardous Chemicals International Conference Extends Fund to Tackle Management of Potentially Hazardous Chemicals
21/ 09/ 2012
Third International Conference on Chemicals Management also Raises Concern over Chemicals that Disrupt Hormone Production
Urgent Action Needed to Reduce Growing Health and Environmental Hazards from Chemicals: UN Report Urgent Action Needed to Reduce Growing Health and Environmental Hazards from Chemicals: UN Report
05/ 09/ 2012
Chemical 'Intensification' of Economies in Developing Countries Means Greater Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Substances New Study Shows Sound Management of Chemicals Can Deliver Major Economic Benefits and Support Green Economy
New European Union Directive on E-waste Comes into Force New European Union Directive on E-waste Comes into Force
15/ 08/ 2012
Research conducted by the UNEP-administered Basel Convention has contributed to a new directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment.
UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda UN Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda
01/ 08/ 2012
Civil society, Private sector and Government leaders named to 26-member advisory Panel
World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition World-Wide Action on Black Carbon, Methane and Other Short-Lived Pollutants Grows as Seven More Countries Join New Coalition
25/ 07/ 2012
Progress Towards Fast Cuts in Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry to Brick Kilns Spotlighted at Working Group Meeting
Low-Mercury and Mercury-Free Solutions to Hand for Some Sectors of Gold Mining Industry at INC4 Meeting Low-Mercury and Mercury-Free Solutions to Hand for Some Sectors of Gold Mining Industry at INC4 Meeting
02/ 07/ 2012
UNEP and the Global Mercury Partnership launch Practical Guide on Reducing Mercury Use in Artisanal Gold Mining
New Countries to Start Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting, with Major Economic and Climate Benefits New Countries to Start Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting, with Major Economic and Climate Benefits
21/ 06/ 2012
Countries Agree to 2016 as Target Date for Transition to Efficient Lamps New Policy Status Map and National Assessments Highlight Huge Savings Potential

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