Chemicals & Wastes

Event: The Arctic as a Messenger for Global Processes—Climate Change and Pollution [viewed]

This meeting, which is co-organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), will consider pollution of the Arctic and climate change and its impacts on the Arctic Cryosphere.  

read more »

Ozone Secretariat Releases 2010 Scientific Assessment Report [viewed]

January 2011: The Ozone Secretariat has released the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010, which presents new and stronger evidence of the effect of stratospheric ozone changes on the Earth's surface climate, and of the effects of climate change on stratospheric ozone.

read more »

World Bank Umbrella Carbon Facility to Buy Post-2012 Carbon Credits [viewed]

12 January 2011: The World Bank has announced that Tranche 2 of its Umbrella Carbon Facility (UCF) is now operational with initial funding of €68 million. This Tranche provides the opportunity for existing carbon projects to continue selling their carbon credits well beyond 2012.

read more »

Event: GEF STAP Meeting [viewed]

The meeting will review progress on the current STAP work plan, identify new areas for work plan inclusion, and prepare for the May 2011 GEF Council meeting. With respect to current focal areas, it is likely the meeting will have a strong emphasis on climate change as well as adaptation and climate resilience.  

read more »

Event: 40th GEF Council Meeting [viewed]

The GEF Council functions as the main governing body of the GEF. Its 32 members meet twice a year, with each representing a group of countries (‘constituency') including both donors and recipients of GEF funding. GEF funding is channeled to several focal areas, namely: biological diversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, ozone layer depletion and persistent organic pollutants.  

read more »

Event: 65th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

This meeting of the Executive Committee is expected to, among other things, consider funding requests to the Multilateral Fund for activities to implement the requirements of the Montreal Protocol.  

read more »

62nd Meeting of ExCom Approves ODS Destruction Project [viewed]

23 December 2010: The 62nd meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol convened in Montreal, Canada, from 29 November-3 December 2010. For the first time, the ExCom considered and approved a large number of HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs), in line with the HCFC guidelines adopted at its 60th meeting.

read more »

UNEP Publication Outlines Green Economy Successes in Developing Countries [viewed]

December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a publication titled “Green Economy Successes in Developing Countries,” which includes eight examples of transitioning towards a green economy, drawn from developing countries.

read more »

UNEP Introduces Study on Inter-Linkages of Climate Change and POPs [viewed]

7 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released a preview of the findings of a study titled "Climate Change and POPs Inter-Linkages," during the Cancun Climate Change Conference, convening in Mexico.

read more »

UNEP Releases Waste and Climate Change Report [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre has released a report titled "Waste and Climate Change: Global Trends and Strategy Framework."

read more »