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2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap 2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap
05/ 11/ 2013
Raising Ambition is Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise below 2° C
Children and Pregnant Mothers in Developing World Face Widespread Exposure to Toxic Lead in Paint Children and Pregnant Mothers in Developing World Face Widespread Exposure to Toxic Lead in Paint
22/ 10/ 2013
Report Released During International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action Says Regulation and Voluntary Action Can Swiftly Lift Health Burden
UN chemical experts recommend phase out of two industrial chemicals, with uses ranging from wood preservation to pest control, due to human health risks UN chemical experts recommend phase out of two industrial chemicals, with uses ranging from wood preservation to pest control, due to human health risks
22/ 10/ 2013
Strengthening scientific synergies among global chemical agreements, Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee held its ninth meeting at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, 14-18 October 2013, and its first joint meeting with the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee on 20 October 2013
Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury
14/ 10/ 2013
The Minamata Convention, a global agreement "to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds," will be opened for signature in Minamata, Japan from October 9-11. The Arctic Council States and Permanent Participant organizations welcome the new agreement, recognizing that the Council's scientific work has contributed greatly to global understanding of mercury pollution.
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.

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