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By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Thursday, February 28, 2013
During the month that UNEP hosts its first universal Governing Council session, it is appropriate that world leaders want to hear about environmental sustainability. From the perspective of the UNEP’s Office of the Chief Scientist, this is a cross cutting theme. All our work for UNEP has at its core a call for sustainable development and this call takes into consideration the importance role that science play in defining our future. Reading the UNEP science strategy can provide more details on this.

Scientists provide data and credible information upon which others can base their opinion and decisions. We use evidence-based approaches to provide solutions to the environmental challenges we see around us, as can be seen in the recent Global Environment Outlook 5 publication....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Thursday, February 28, 2013
During the month that UNEP hosts its first universal Governing Council session, it is appropriate that world leaders want to hear about environmental sustainability. From the perspective of the UNEP’s Office of the Chief Scientist, this is a cross cutting theme. All our work for UNEP has at its core a call for sustainable development and this call takes into consideration the importance role that science play in defining our future. Reading the UNEP science strategy can provide more details on this.

Scientists provide data and credible information upon which others can base their opinion and decisions. We use evidence-based approaches to provide solutions to the environmental challenges we see around us, as can be seen in the recent Global Environment Outlook 5 publication....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Thursday, February 28, 2013
During the month that UNEP hosts its first universal Governing Council session, it is appropriate that world leaders want to hear about environmental sustainability. From the perspective of the UNEP’s Office of the Chief Scientist, this is a cross cutting theme. All our work for UNEP has at its core a call for sustainable development and this call takes into consideration the importance role that science play in defining our future. Reading the UNEP science strategy can provide more details on this.

Scientists provide data and credible information upon which others can base their opinion and decisions. We use evidence-based approaches to provide solutions to the environmental challenges we see around us, as can be seen in the recent Global Environment Outlook 5 publication....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Thursday, February 28, 2013
During the month that UNEP hosts its first universal Governing Council session, it is appropriate that world leaders want to hear about environmental sustainability. From the perspective of the UNEP’s Office of the Chief Scientist, this is a cross cutting theme. All our work for UNEP has at its core a call for sustainable development and this call takes into consideration the importance role that science play in defining our future. Reading the UNEP science strategy can provide more details on this.

Scientists provide data and credible information upon which others can base their opinion and decisions. We use evidence-based approaches to provide solutions to the environmental challenges we see around us, as can be seen in the recent Global Environment Outlook 5 publication....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A monumental new 232 page article on the link between climate and black carbon in the atmosphere (commonly known as “soot”) has just appeared online in the Journal of Geophysical Research. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50171/abstract) This new assessment provides strong scientific support for efforts to reduce emissions of black carbon. UNEP has argued for some time that reducing black carbon and other so-called “short-lived climate pollutants” such as methane would bring tremendous benefits – it would help slow global warming over the next few years, lessen regional climate change impacts, and reduce the drastic public health impacts of intensifying air pollution in developing countries.  (http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/slcf/Default.aspx).  

Science is now pointing the way to the most effective measures for reducing short-lived climate pollutants and this information has been taken up by the “Climate and Clean Air Coalition” which is promoting fast action to reduce emissions....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A monumental new 232 page article on the link between climate and black carbon in the atmosphere (commonly known as “soot”) has just appeared online in the Journal of Geophysical Research. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50171/abstract) This new assessment provides strong scientific support for efforts to reduce emissions of black carbon. UNEP has argued for some time that reducing black carbon and other so-called “short-lived climate pollutants” such as methane would bring tremendous benefits – it would help slow global warming over the next few years, lessen regional climate change impacts, and reduce the drastic public health impacts of intensifying air pollution in developing countries.  (http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/slcf/Default.aspx).  

Science is now pointing the way to the most effective measures for reducing short-lived climate pollutants and this information has been taken up by the “Climate and Clean Air Coalition” which is promoting fast action to reduce emissions....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A monumental new 232 page article on the link between climate and black carbon in the atmosphere (commonly known as “soot”) has just appeared online in the Journal of Geophysical Research. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50171/abstract) This new assessment provides strong scientific support for efforts to reduce emissions of black carbon. UNEP has argued for some time that reducing black carbon and other so-called “short-lived climate pollutants” such as methane would bring tremendous benefits – it would help slow global warming over the next few years, lessen regional climate change impacts, and reduce the drastic public health impacts of intensifying air pollution in developing countries.  (http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/slcf/Default.aspx).  

Science is now pointing the way to the most effective measures for reducing short-lived climate pollutants and this information has been taken up by the “Climate and Clean Air Coalition” which is promoting fast action to reduce emissions....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A monumental new 232 page article on the link between climate and black carbon in the atmosphere (commonly known as “soot”) has just appeared online in the Journal of Geophysical Research. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrd.50171/abstract) This new assessment provides strong scientific support for efforts to reduce emissions of black carbon. UNEP has argued for some time that reducing black carbon and other so-called “short-lived climate pollutants” such as methane would bring tremendous benefits – it would help slow global warming over the next few years, lessen regional climate change impacts, and reduce the drastic public health impacts of intensifying air pollution in developing countries.  (http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/slcf/Default.aspx).  

Science is now pointing the way to the most effective measures for reducing short-lived climate pollutants and this information has been taken up by the “Climate and Clean Air Coalition” which is promoting fast action to reduce emissions....
By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Monday, February 4, 2013
Just a few days ago UNEP put out two reports in advance of international negotiations on a new mercury treaty -- the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 and Mercury: Time to Act. (http://www.unep.org/PDF/PressReleases/GlobalMercuryAssessment2013.pdf). 

Among the messages of the reports: That high exposure to mercury continues to pose a serious risk to humans worldwide through the food chain, and that “without improved pollution controls or other actions to reduce mercury emissions, mercury emissions are likely to be substantially higher in 2050 than they are today.” The good news is that on January 19th in Geneva, 140 countries agreed to the first legally-binding treaty to regulate the release of mercury to the environment.  A hopeful development for a safer world. (http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2702&ArticleID=9373&l=en)

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By UNEP Chief Scientist Office on Monday, February 4, 2013
Just a few days ago UNEP put out two reports in advance of international negotiations on a new mercury treaty -- the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 and Mercury: Time to Act. (http://www.unep.org/PDF/PressReleases/GlobalMercuryAssessment2013.pdf). 

Among the messages of the reports: That high exposure to mercury continues to pose a serious risk to humans worldwide through the food chain, and that “without improved pollution controls or other actions to reduce mercury emissions, mercury emissions are likely to be substantially higher in 2050 than they are today.” The good news is that on January 19th in Geneva, 140 countries agreed to the first legally-binding treaty to regulate the release of mercury to the environment.  A hopeful development for a safer world. (http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2702&ArticleID=9373&l=en)

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