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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.
Ratification of Amendments to the Montreal Protocol: Angola wins the race despite late start Ratification of Amendments to the Montreal Protocol: Angola wins the race despite late start
13/ 07/ 2011
Despite its late start, Angola takes a big leap forward as the UN treaty Depositary recently announced receipt of ratification documents for all the Amendments to the Montreal protocol on the protection of the Ozone layer at a go.
UNEP supports clean-up of toxic waste dump in Sierra Leone UNEP supports clean-up of toxic waste dump in Sierra Leone
30/ 06/ 2011
An environmental and public health hazard for the residents of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, has been contained following the successful removal of 93 barrels of toxic waste
Rotterdam Convention strengthens world's defense against toxic chemicals Rotterdam Convention strengthens world's defense against toxic chemicals
29/ 06/ 2011
The UN has added three pesticides to the Rotterdam Convention to protect human health and the environment against hazardous chemicals in international trade.
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.

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