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Carpathian States adopt Protocol on Sustainable Transport

Mikulov September 2014 – At The Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Carpathian Framework Convention, the seven Carpathian States unanimously adopted the Protocol on Sustainable Transport. The protocol was signed by four parties. In his speech UNEP Regional Director for Europe Mr. Jan Dusik said: "Green Infrastructure is one of the main issues to be tackled in the future [...]; the new Transport Protocol is an important tool in this respect."


Countries take major steps to address emissions and releases of mercury. 
New York, 24 September 2014 – A year after adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Ministers and senior government officials have renewed the international community’s commitment to combat the global threat posed to human health and the environment from mercury pollution worldwide.

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