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UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage
23/ 07/ 2010
As the boat made from bottles edges towards its finishing post in Sydney, UN Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner joined journalists for a live video link-up with Plastiki expedition leader David de Rothschild from UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications
20/ 07/ 2010
Social and environmental entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to the annual SEED Awards as of today, 19 July 2010
UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation
15/ 07/ 2010
Increasing water shortages, rapid urbanization, a rise in irrigated agriculture, the degradation of marine and coastal areas and loss of forests are just some of the environmental challenges that are highlighted in the soon to be released report
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.

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