Harmful Substances Press Releases

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

Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining


25-7-2014 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Open-Ended Working Group also discussed alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in various sectors, current and future demand for those alternatives, their economic costs and implications, as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding alternatives to ODSs with high-global warming potential.
21-7-2014 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

Governments Review Issues to Top World Environment Agenda Ahead of First-Ever UN Environment Assembly

Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP gather in Nairobi ahead of the first session of the world's preeminent environmental meeting.
25-3-2014 00:00:00

Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development in Region

Acknowledging the need and opportunities for global-scale leadership by this region for the world´s environment, through the Los Cabos Declaration, the Ministers confirmed the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean as one of the most relevant spaces for political and policy dialogue to establish and identify regional priorities.
16-3-2014 00:00:00

Chemicals, Waste, Biodiversity and Climate Change Top Agenda of 19th Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and Caribbean


13-3-2014 00:00:00

New UNEP Report Outlines Japan's Experience with Industrial Waste Management

Lessons for Sustainable Development in Rapidly Industrializing Countries Spotlighted
11-3-2014 00:00:00

Landmark Agreement Sets in Motion Action to Restore Iraqs Environment as New Study Outlines Magnitude of Deterioration

UN Top Environment Chief in First Visit to Iraq Says Implementation of the Agreement will Bolster Environmental Recovery and Peace-building
26-1-2014 00:00:00


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