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Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting Maximizing the Climate-Combating Benefits of the Ozone Layer Treaty Key Outcome of Qatar-Hosted Meeting
24/ 11/ 2008
Treaties combating ozone layer damage and climate change can learn from each other in order to maximize economic and environmental benefits.
First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia
19/ 11/ 2008
An advanced cutting-edge monitoring station, able to gather crucial data on pollution linked with damage to the Earth's ozone layer is to be established in the Gulf state of Qatar it was announced today.
New Report by UNEP and the European Commission Lists  Recommendations for Ukraine's Oil Spill Recovery New Report by UNEP and the European Commission Lists Recommendations for Ukraine's Oil Spill Recovery
19/ 11/ 2008
The report lists recommendations to help Ukraine complete its recovery from the oil spill that occurred in the Kerch Strait in November 2007, when a severe storm caused the Volgoneft-139 to release over 1,300 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea. The resulting extensive physical damage to the sea and land led to property losses, contamination of the marine and coastal flora and fauna, as well as high clean-up costs and significant revenue losses for local industries.
Do You Know a 2009 Champion of the Earth? Do You Know a 2009 Champion of the Earth?
07/ 11/ 2008
Whether it be combating climate change or stemming the accelerating loss of biodiversity or promoting sustainable agriculture and recycling - some people and organizations are making a real and landscape - shifting difference.
Three Chemicals Considered for Trade 'watch list' Three Chemicals Considered for Trade 'watch list'
16/ 10/ 2008
The inclusion of a chemical on the PIC list is not a global recommendation to ban it or severely restrict its use. The PIC procedure gives developing country Parties the power to decide which of these chemicals they wish to receive and to exclude those they cannot manage safely. Exporting Parties are responsible for ensuring that no exports leave their territory when an importing country has made the decision not to accept the chemicals.
New List of Hazardous Substances Spotlighted for International Action New List of Hazardous Substances Spotlighted for International Action
13/ 10/ 2008
The Stockholm Convention is already dealing with 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants, the so called Dirty Dozen. It is continuing to fulfill it mandate and meet its responsibilities by reviewing others for potential listing.
Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced
09/ 10/ 2008
Organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November. The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year's shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expression and sustainability rationale.
Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
09/ 10/ 2008
Young-Woo Park from South Korea joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia 6 October 2008.
Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change
08/ 10/ 2008
Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children's art in New York.
Promoting Chemical Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Chemical Industry in China Promoting Chemical Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Chemical Industry in China
19/ 09/ 2008
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dow Chemical (China) Investment Company Limited (Dow) today signed a joint project document to collaborate on promoting chemical safety and emergency preparedness in the chemical industry in China.

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