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New global treaty cuts mercury emissions and releases, sets up controls on products, mines and industrial plants New global treaty cuts mercury emissions and releases, sets up controls on products, mines and industrial plants
10/ 10/ 2013
Japan among the first to sign MinamataConvention on Mercury
United Nations Convention Tackling Hazardous Mercury Opens for Signature United Nations Convention Tackling Hazardous Mercury Opens for Signature
07/ 10/ 2013
Long-awaited United Nations Treaty will curb use and emissions, reduce human health impacts
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity - new FAO report
11/ 09/ 2013
Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated
UNEP Welcomes Renewed Commitment by World Leaders to Phase Out Climate-Damaging HFCs UNEP Welcomes Renewed Commitment by World Leaders to Phase Out Climate-Damaging HFCs
10/ 09/ 2013
In the G20 Leaders Declaration, governments agreed that the success of the Montreal Protocol - which has overseen a 98 per cent of all global consumption of controlled ozone-depleting substances, and contributed to tens of millions of cases of avoided skin cancer and cataracts - should be harnessed to phase out HFCs.
UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
09/ 09/ 2013
UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Group on Environmental Auditing, WGEA) to ensure that some 280 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) dedicated to supporting the global environment are properly implemented.
UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism
06/ 09/ 2013
Due to the widespread adoption and ratification the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol, supported by the Multilateral Fund, the efforts on ozone have been widely recognised as an example for international co-operation in addressing global environmental challenges.
UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
06/ 08/ 2013
Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.
Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
30/ 07/ 2013
Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste
African Nations Pledge Increased Efforts in Sound Management of Hazardous Chemicals African Nations Pledge Increased Efforts in Sound Management of Hazardous Chemicals
04/ 07/ 2013
Roadmap developed for African chemicals management
ICCA and UNEP Underline Need for Safe Management of Chemicals in Africa ICCA and UNEP Underline Need for Safe Management of Chemicals in Africa
12/ 06/ 2013
Safe transport and storage of chemicals, emergency prevention, preparedness as well as responses to chemical accidents in focus at launch of joint project

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