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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.
WHO Warns of Growing Chemical Risks to Developing World WHO Warns of Growing Chemical Risks to Developing World
13/ 05/ 2009
The World Health Organisation says the growing dangers posed by chemical use in developing countries are putting worsening strain on health professionals.
Scientists 'should explain how chemicals affect our lives' Scientists 'should explain how chemicals affect our lives'
11/ 05/ 2009
A United Nations conference on how to manage the use of everyday chemicals has heard a call for scientists to tell politicians and the public more about the chemical risks they face.

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