Harmful Substances Press Releases

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

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate

Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80 percent.
13-11-2013 00:00:00

2013 Gap Report Strengthens Case for Wide-Ranging Global Action to Close Emissions Gap

Raising Ambition is Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise below 2° C
5-11-2013 00:00:00

Children and Pregnant Mothers in Developing World Face Widespread Exposure to Toxic Lead in Paint

Report Released During International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action Says Regulation and Voluntary Action Can Swiftly Lift Health Burden
22-10-2013 00:00:00

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