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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.
UN launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management UN launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management
21/ 02/ 2010
On 22 February 2010, more than one hundred forty governments will meet in Bali to strengthen ties between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the world's three leading treaties promoting the sound management of hazardous chemicals and wastes.
Pesticide Action Network releases Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use Pesticide Action Network releases Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use
21/ 02/ 2010
Following interviews on pesticide use with over 1,300 peasant farmers and agricultural workers from eight Asian countries, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific released its report 'Communities in Peril: Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use' at the UNEP Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum.
Ministers to gather for key discussions on waste, chemicals and the environment Ministers to gather for key discussions on waste, chemicals and the environment
16/ 02/ 2010
More than 140 governments are expected to attend the triple-headed conferences of the Parties.
Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery
28/ 01/ 2010
Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it.
UNEP to lead environmental recovery efforts in Haiti UNEP to lead environmental recovery efforts in Haiti
20/ 01/ 2010
One week after the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a major humanitarian operation is underway, with search and rescue teams working to find those still trapped in the rubble.

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