Chemicals & Wastes

ECLAC Publishes Environmental Indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a set of Environmental Indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean 2009 that highlight improvements in protected area coverage, contrasting with loss of forest cover.

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UNGA Committee Addresses Challenges Faced by Countries in Special Situations [viewed]

18 October 2010:  The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 18 October 2010, in New York, US, to consider groups of countries in special situations, looking ahead towards the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 30 May-3 June 2010.

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POPs Review Committee Takes Note of POPs and Climate Change Study [viewed]

15 October 2010: During its sixth meeting, which took place from 11-15 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Review Committee (POPRC) took note of a concept note for a project on POPs and climate change (document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.6/INF/27).

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UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has completed its scheduled regional consultations for GEO-5. The consultations were convened in Washington DC, US (September 2), Panama City, Panama (September 6-7), Ottawa, Canada (September 9), Bangkok, Thailand (September 16-17), Nairobi, Kenya (September 20-21), Geneva, Switzerland (September 23-24) and Bahrain (October 4-5).

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GEO-5 Geneva Consultations Identify European Priorities [viewed]

25 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Regional Consultation for Europe took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 23-24 September 2010, bringing together 53 participants representing a range of stakeholders, including UN agencies, government departments, research and academic institutions, the private sector and press from Europe.

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GEO-5 Regional Consultation for Asia and the Pacific Identifies Priority Issues [viewed]

17 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Regional Consultation for Asia and the Pacific took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 16-17 September 2010.

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Event: Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention [viewed]

The tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention will covene in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.  

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UNEP Launches Report Linking Ozone and Climate Change on International Ozone Day [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the executive summary of a new report, titled “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010,” on the UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The report, by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), offers the first comprehensive update on ozone depletion in four years, and provides new information on the effects of climate change on the ozone layer, as well as the impact of ozone changes on the Earth's climate.

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SPREP Meeting Adopts Strategic Plan for 2011-2015 [viewed]

9 September 2010: The 21st meeting of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) convened in Madang, Papua New Guinea, from 6-10 September 2010, and concluded with the adoption of a Strategic Plan for 2011-2015.

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EIB Supports Waste-to-Energy Project in Finland [viewed]

3 September 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is financing a project in Lahti, Finland, that will convert municipal waste into heat and power through the large-scale use of a novel method involving waste gasification, gas cleaning and high-efficiency combustion.

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