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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.
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.

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