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UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award
28/ 06/ 2011
Applications are now open for UNEP's Ozone Africa Media Award. Journalists working in print, radio, television and electronic media are encouraged to enter.
African countries accelerate efforts to phase out HCFCs African countries accelerate efforts to phase out HCFCs
24/ 06/ 2011
Delegates from several English speaking African countries are meeting in Victoria, Seychelles this week for the 17th ozone depleting substances officers' (ODS) network conference
Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise Action to Curb 'Soot' and 'Smog' Pollution Could Help Limit Global Temperature Rise
14/ 06/ 2011
Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may significantly increase the chances of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees C, a UN new assessment says.
Raising metal recycling rates key part of path to Green Economy: UNEP
Raising metal recycling rates key part of path to Green Economy: UNEP
26/ 05/ 2011
Smarter product designs, support for developing country waste management schemes, and encouraging developed country households not to 'squirrel away' old electronic goods in drawers and closets could help boost recycling of metals worldwide, according to a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme
International Resource Panel launches metals recycling report International Resource Panel launches metals recycling report
23/ 05/ 2011
Failure to recycle many metals around the world not only causes wasted resources and environmental damage, it threatens shortages of elements essential to modern technologies, according to the first-ever comprehensive analysis of the problem.
Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road Ozone-friendly technologies get on the road
09/ 05/ 2011
The Maldives is hosting Asia's first ever ozone- and climate-friendly technology exhibition, the Ozone2Climate Technology Road Show.
UN targets widely-used pesticide endosulfan for phase out UN targets widely-used pesticide endosulfan for phase out
03/ 05/ 2011
Representatives from 127 governments have agreed to add endosulfan to the United Nations' list of persistent organic pollutants to be eliminated worldwide.
Media Advisory: UNSCEAR launches reports in runup to anniversary of Chernobyl Accident Media Advisory: UNSCEAR launches reports in runup to anniversary of Chernobyl Accident
06/ 04/ 2011
Journalists are invited to attend a press briefing on two reports to be published by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR).
Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals Recommended for Trade "Watch List" Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals Recommended for Trade "Watch List"
01/ 04/ 2011
United Nations chemical experts have recommended that two pesticides that pose an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment be included in the Rotterdam Convention's Prior Informed Consent procedure
Harvard University recognizes Refrigerants, Naturally! with prestigious award Harvard University recognizes Refrigerants, Naturally! with prestigious award
28/ 03/ 2011
A partnership conceived and supported by UNEP's OzonAction team has received a prestigious award from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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