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Climate change and POPs focus of new international study Climate change and POPs focus of new international study
12/ 03/ 2010
The UNEP Stockholm Convention Secretariat has announced a major international study into the influence of climate change and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health and the environment.
CITES world conference to look at wildlife trade rules CITES world conference to look at wildlife trade rules
12/ 03/ 2010
Some 1,500 delegates representing more than 170 governments, indigenous peoples, non-governmental organizations and businesses will attend the triennial world conference of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which kicks off in Doha on 13 March.
Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market Africa source of growth, focus of interest for international emissions offset market
05/ 03/ 2010
Five hundred were expected but more than 1,000 private and public sector participants from Africa and elsewhere turned out for the second Africa Carbon Forum, all hoping to tap the potential of greenhouse gas emission offset projects on the continent.
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.
'Eye on Earth' Summit Planned in Abu Dhabi 'Eye on Earth' Summit Planned in Abu Dhabi
25/ 02/ 2010
A multi-partner initiative is calling upon all major players to bridge the global environmental knowledge gap.
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.
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.
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.

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