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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.
Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali
24/ 02/ 2010
As the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council kicks off in Bali, Executive Director Achim Steiner's policy statement outlines what the UNEP Secretariat has achieved.
More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time,  Says New UNEP Report More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time, Says New UNEP Report
23/ 02/ 2010
Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less.
Urgent Need to Prepare Developing Countries for Surge in E-Wastes Urgent Need to Prepare Developing Countries for Surge in E-Wastes
22/ 02/ 2010
Sales of electronic products in countries like China and India and across continents such as Africa and Latin America are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years, according to UN experts in a landmark report released today by UNEP.

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