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New Environmental Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Sector New Environmental Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Sector
15/ 11/ 2011
From today, humanitarian workers around the world can access training and practical information to help them anticipate and minimize the negative environmental impacts of relief and recovery operations.
UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone UNEP and UNDP Support Restoration of Meteorological Services in Sierra Leone
11/ 11/ 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone after the country's civil war.
Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting  in Southeast Asia Conference Focuses on Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting in Southeast Asia
09/ 11/ 2011
Government Officials Discuss the Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs by 2016 to Save Over US$1.6 billion in Energy Costs
Mercury Negotiations Move Forward Towards Global Treaty Mercury Negotiations Move Forward Towards Global Treaty
03/ 11/ 2011
Representatives from 120 governments are gathering at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programmed (UNEP) in Nairobi this week for negotiations towards a global treaty on mercury.
Royal Launch in Bhutan for New Ozone and Climate Plan Royal Launch in Bhutan for New Ozone and Climate Plan
07/ 10/ 2011
HCFCs in Bhutan are primarily used in air-conditioning and refrigeration units in its large industrial establishments, hotels and resorts, corporate offices, governmental sectors, as well as domestic servicing sector.
Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved? Has the Problem of the Ozone Hole Been Solved?
16/ 09/ 2011
The closing of the hole in the world's stratospheric ozone layer is still many decades away and the effects and interactions of ozone depletion on climate change are just starting to be understood.
Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection Aviation Takes Action on Ozone and Climate Protection
16/ 09/ 2011
The agreement to phase out halons is another step forward to further strengthen the ability to minimize the impact of air transport operations on the environment.
UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment Reveals Extent of Environmental Contamination and Threats to Human Health UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment Reveals Extent of Environmental Contamination and Threats to Human Health
04/ 08/ 2011
The environmental restoration of Ogoniland in Nigeria could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken if contaminated drinking water, land, creeks and important ecosystems such as mangroves are to be brought back to full, productive health.
China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits China Commits to Landmark Agreement With Dual Ozone and Climate Benefits
02/ 08/ 2011
China, the largest producer and consumer of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which not only harm the ozone layer but also the climate due to their high global-warming potential, has been granted US $265 million to cut its use of these gases by 2015.

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