Chemicals & Wastes

Event: Joint 9th Meeting of the Vienna Convention COP and 23rd Montreal Protocol MOP [viewed]

The 23rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 23) and ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (COP 9) are scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 21-25 November 2011.  

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UN Secretary-General Highlights Legacies From Franklin D. Roosevelt [viewed]

15 November 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a statement at the Roosevelt House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, at the US President's former residence in New York City, US, where he underlined his belief in the values and principles of the UN.

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UNEP Releases Report on Protecting Arctic Biodiversity [viewed]

29 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)'s GRID-Arendal center in Norway has released a report entitled “Protecting Arctic Biodiversity: Strengths and limitations of environmental agreements.” The report details solutions to the current biodiversity crisis in the Arctic, but it stresses that conservation gains are only possible if root causes for biodiversity loss are addressed outside the Arctic.

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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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