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TV Host Responds to GRASP Challenge and Urges Sustainable Choices TV Host Responds to GRASP Challenge and Urges Sustainable Choices
30/ 01/ 2013
There is no doubt that the international demand for palm oil has devastated much of Southeast Asia's biodiversity, threatening the existence of orangutans in the process
IPBES takes big steps for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES takes big steps for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
28/ 01/ 2013
First meeting of newly established IPBES
Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste
22/ 01/ 2013
Consumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year
GRASP Challenges TV Personality to Better Inform Viewers on Palm Oil GRASP Challenges TV Personality to Better Inform Viewers on Palm Oil
21/ 01/ 2013
In Southeast Asia, more than 80 per cent of the orangutans' habitat in Borneo and Sumatra has been lost to agricultural conversion in the past 20 years, predominantly for the production of palm oil.
Minamata Convention Agreed by Nations Minamata Convention Agreed by Nations
19/ 01/ 2013
Global Mercury Agreement to Lift Health Threats from Lives of Millions World-Wide
GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention
19/ 01/ 2013
International negotiators select Global Environment Facility as funding mechanism for treaty to reduce mercury pollution
Cropland Expansion Increases Biodiversity Loss, Says New Report Cropland Expansion Increases Biodiversity Loss, Says New Report
16/ 01/ 2013
Support for Sustainable Agriculture and Better Land Use Planning Can Avoid Future Losses, While Meeting Food Demand
Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva
11/ 01/ 2013
The mercury poisoning of the inhabitants of Minamata (Japan) from the 1930s is a tragic example of the effects of mercury on human health.
Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations
09/ 01/ 2013
First Attempt to Estimate Global Releases to Water & Review of Information on Releases to Aquatic Environment Binding Treaty on Mercury Essential for Addressing Major Health and Environment Impacts
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
09/ 01/ 2013
Most Comprehensive Assessment Ever of Global Emissions Released Ahead of Final Negotiations on New Mercury Treaty - Binding Treaty Can Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits in Developing and Developed Countries

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