Harmful Substances Press Releases

Dutch Rally Support for a Europe Wide Microplastic Ban

Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic that have been added to possibly thousands of personal care products sold around the world
16-1-2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers

The report notes that without the Montreal Protocol, runaway ozone depletion would have led to large increases in UV radiation around the world, with major consequences for the risk of skin cancer.
16-1-2015 00:00:00

New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales
15-12-2014 00:00:00

Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

The Geneva meetings have brought new momentum to the restoration efforts for Ogoniland.
27-11-2014 00:00:00

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation

An additional 18 countries sign the Minamata Convention at a high-level event during the opening of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly
25-9-2014 00:00:00

Caribbean's Largest Small Island Developing State Charts New Pathway to a Sustainable Future

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
17-9-2014 00:00:00

Large Scale Clean-Up of Oil Pollution in Ogoniland Discussed in Abuja

Federal Government of Nigeria Convenes Meeting on Implementation of Recommendations of 2011 UNEP Assessment
16-9-2014 00:00:00

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
1-9-2014 00:00:00

Mozambique Works to Break Vicious Circle of Environmental Degradation and Poverty


5-8-2014 00:00:00

Conference to Spotlight New e-Waste Management Solutions for Kenya

Kenya and UNEP host National e-Waste Conference and Exhibition
28-5-2014 00:00:00

From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists

The Zayed International Prize for the Environment is the most prestigious and valuable international environmental award worldwide worth USD 1 million
7-5-2014 00:00:00

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hamper Pathway to Inclusive Green Economy, Experts Say


28-4-2014 00:00:00


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