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New Laboratory to Improve Monitoring of Hazardous Waste in Key West African Port New Laboratory to Improve Monitoring of Hazardous Waste in Key West African Port
24/ 06/ 2010
In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to improve the port's waste monitoring standards.
Maldives is Walking the Talk: Phasing Out Ozone-depleting Substances Maldives is Walking the Talk: Phasing Out Ozone-depleting Substances
17/ 06/ 2010
The Maldives has strongly renewed its commitment to carbon neutrality with a declaration by its President Mohamed Nasheed to phase-out HCFCs (hydro-chlorofluorcarbons).
Phase out of Hazardous Chemicals in the Mediterranean by 2019 Phase out of Hazardous Chemicals in the Mediterranean by 2019
17/ 06/ 2010
Mediterranean countries adopted new concrete measures and mandatory timelines to limit the impact of dangerous chemicals and pesticides originating from industrial and agricultural activities on the marine environment in the region.
Old Ships and Obsolete Computers Part of Major Transition for Global Waste Management Old Ships and Obsolete Computers Part of Major Transition for Global Waste Management
14/ 05/ 2010
Greater emphasis on highlighting the links between waste management, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and human health and livelihoods underpins a new 10-year vision for the Basel Convention recommended by governments today.
Recycling of "Specialty Metals" Key to Boom in Clean-Tech Sector, From Solar and Wind Power to Fuel Cells and Energy Efficient Lighting Recycling of "Specialty Metals" Key to Boom in Clean-Tech Sector, From Solar and Wind Power to Fuel Cells and Energy Efficient Lighting
13/ 05/ 2010
Big Energy and Greenhouse Gas Savings Also Possible from Upping Recycling Rates of Iron and Copper, Says New UN Environment Report
New UNEP Launch on the Future of the Clean-Tech Revolution New UNEP Launch on the Future of the Clean-Tech Revolution
11/ 05/ 2010
Global demand for metals like copper and aluminum has doubled in the past 20 years. Unless recycling rates are intensified for these and other critical metals, they will be unavailable for future use.
Norway Backs UNEP's Transformational Strategy with More than $30 Million-Worth of New Support Norway Backs UNEP's Transformational Strategy with More than $30 Million-Worth of New Support
07/ 05/ 2010
In a move signalling strong support for the policies, plans and reform agenda of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Government of Norway has committed NOK 100 million (US$34 million) for 2010/2011 towards the organization's forward-looking work programme and its Medium Term Strategy (MTS).
New Chemicals Recommended for Listing Under the Rotterdam Convention New Chemicals Recommended for Listing Under the Rotterdam Convention
19/ 03/ 2010
The Convention's Chemical Review Committee based its recommendation on a review of national regulatory actions to ban these chemicals, due to unacceptable risks to human health and the environment.
Climate change and POPs focus of new international study Climate change and POPs focus of new international study
12/ 03/ 2010
The UNEP Stockholm Convention Secretariat has announced a major international study into the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment.
World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development
26/ 02/ 2010
In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.

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