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UK Minister launches UNEP waste management project in Southern Sudan UK Minister launches UNEP waste management project in Southern Sudan
15/ 10/ 2009
The project is part of a £20 million UK-funded programme to improve the sustainable use of natural resources in Sudan, to be carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) over the next three years.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador
20/ 09/ 2009
Nairobi/New York, 20 September 2009 - The face of some of the world's most exclusive products is to become the new face of global environmental action. Brazil-born Gisele Bündchen, among the most recognized top models of all time, has been designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Resting and Restoring Gaza Strip's Underground Water Supplies Emerges as Top Priority Says UNEP Resting and Restoring Gaza Strip's Underground Water Supplies Emerges as Top Priority Says UNEP
14/ 09/ 2009
The underground water supplies, upon which 1.5 million Palestinians depend for agricultural and drinking water, are in danger of collapse as a result of years of over-use and contamination that have been exacerbated by the recent conflict.
MEP, UNEP and Dow Join Forces to Set Standards for Chemical Safety and Emergency Preparedness in China MEP, UNEP and Dow Join Forces to Set Standards for Chemical Safety and Emergency Preparedness in China
20/ 08/ 2009
A pilot project aimed at boosting operational safety and emergency preparedness among chemical companies in China was launched today at the Zhangjiagang Yangze River Chemical Park.
Iraq moves forward on ozone protection Iraq moves forward on ozone protection
17/ 07/ 2009
Iraq wants to eliminate ozone depleting substances (ODS) such as CFCs from its refrigeration and foam industries by 1 January 2010 in accordance with the target set under the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty set up to protect the ozone layer.
Collaborating on Climate Change - Ozone and Global Warming Experts Get Closer on Common Challenge of F-Gases Collaborating on Climate Change - Ozone and Global Warming Experts Get Closer on Common Challenge of F-Gases
16/ 07/ 2009
An historic meeting, bringing together experts on the ozone layer and ones on climate change has been concluded this week in Geneva, Switzerland.
Action on HFC Gases 'Low Hanging Fruit' Opportunity to Combat Climate Change Says UN Environment Chief Action on HFC Gases 'Low Hanging Fruit' Opportunity to Combat Climate Change Says UN Environment Chief
22/ 06/ 2009
A scientific paper, highlighting the need to accelerate action over a group of gases known as Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) as part of the climate change agenda, was today welcomed by the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The findings, by an international team of researchers are published in the Proceeedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists argue that HFC use could climb sharply in the coming years in products such as insulation foams, air conditioning units and refrigeration as replacements for ones being phased-out to protect the ozone layer.
Best Environmental Techniques and Practices of Sound Chemicals Management Under the Spotlight at Stockholm Convention Meeting Best Environmental Techniques and Practices of Sound Chemicals Management Under the Spotlight at Stockholm Convention Meeting
12/ 06/ 2009
The workshop is designed to increase knowledge of national obligations regarding the unintentional emissions of POPs and the ESM of PCBs and POPs waste under the Stockholm Convention.
UN Chemicals Conference Ends on Positive Note UN Chemicals Conference Ends on Positive Note
18/ 05/ 2009
The second International Conference on Chemicals Management has ended with significant progress in several key areas and greater clarity on its priorities for future work.
Safer Chemicals Management Moves Closer Safer Chemicals Management Moves Closer
15/ 05/ 2009
The world has taken significant steps this week towards ensuring that chemicals are produced, used and disposed of as safely as possible.

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