Harmful Substances Press Releases

African Universities See Wealth in Waste

Interview with Professor David Mungai, Deputy Director of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies and member of the First University Consortium to tackle Solid Waste Management
07/04/2016 00:00:00

Countries Take Final Step to Put Global Mercury Agreement Into Force

Minamata Convention to Protect Millions Worldwide from Health Threats of Mercury
10/03/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Leads First Ever Nationwide Diagnosis of Contaminated Soil in Republic of Serbia

Chemical and metal industry locations eyed as polluted sites are mapped ahead of remediation
25/02/2016 00:00:00

From Asthma to Zika: UNEP tackles links between health and environment

18/02/2016 00:00:00

MEDIA INVITATION: UNEP Holds Special Session on Environment and Human Health

As Governments Gear Up for 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)
16/02/2016 00:00:00

Collated Research Reveals Full Scale of Montreal Protocol's Ozone Layer Repair Work

The ozone layer will have recovered to pre-1980 levels by around 2060.
04/11/2015 00:00:00

United Nations Online Course on Marine Litter Opens for Enrollment

A free online course aimed at increasing awareness of, and stimulating creative solutions to marine litter has opened for registration
06/10/2015 00:00:00

Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations, Industry and Civil Society Join Forces for a Chemical-Safe World by 2020

Achieving sound management of chemicals could prevent over 1 million deaths per year globally and massively contribute to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.
02/10/2015 00:00:00

New Countries Ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury as UNEP Calls for Early Entry into Force and Effective Implementation

On the Eve of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015
24/09/2015 00:00:00

The Mounting Problem: World's Cities Produce up to 10 Billion Tonnes of Waste Each Year, UN Study Estimates

Holistic waste management could save countries hundreds of billions USD and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% annually
07/09/2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty

HFCs are used in the air conditioning, refrigeration, foam and aerosol sectors as replacements for many ozone-depleting substances (ODSs)
28/07/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Applauds Potential of Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Speed Financing for Development

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda
16/07/2015 00:00:00

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