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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.
Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration
23/ 03/ 2011
The Olympics are a source of national pride but also an opportunity for showcasing innovation and catalyzing action towards a more sustainable future nationally and internationally
UN urges clean-up following acute lead poisoning in Nigeria UN urges clean-up following acute lead poisoning in Nigeria
07/ 01/ 2011
The UN has released a report calling on Nigerian authorities to prevent further lead poisoning in the country. Abnormally high rates of death and illness among children have been recorded since the beginning of 2010 in Zamfara State.
Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to Persistent Organic Pollutants Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to Persistent Organic Pollutants
07/ 12/ 2010
Climate change increases vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a UN research team concluded in a major study previewed in Cancun, Tuesday.

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