Chemicals & Wastes

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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Event: GEF STAP Science Panel Meeting [viewed]

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF STAP) will meet to discuss strategies, toolkits and other information relevant for the November GEF Council meeting.  

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Event: Fifth ITU Symposium on ICTs and the Environment and Climate Change [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) fifth Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Environment and Climate Change will be hosted and co-organized by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. It will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa, as well as the needs of developing countries. Topics to be discussed include adaptation to climate change, e-waste, cost-effective ICT technologies, methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT and financing of climate change solutions. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICTs to monitor climate change, and to mitigate and address its effects. The symposium will issue the “Cairo Road Map,” a set of recommendations for action in relation to ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change.  

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Event: 12th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

The Adaptation Fund Board was established as the operating entity of the Adaptation Fund with the mandate to supervise and manage the Adaptation Fund under the authority and guidance of the CMP. At its 12th meeting, the Adaptation Fund Board will discuss several project proposals submitted for funding, and the accreditation of further implementing entities, among other matters. The Board will also engage in a dialogue with representatives from the civil society at the end of the meeting.  

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Event: 62nd Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

The Executive Committee is expected to continue its consideration of matters related to the phase-out of HCFCs and other remaining ozone depleting substances (ODS), as well as financial planning and consideration of the three-year business plans of the bilateral and implementing agencies, and agencies' work programmes.  

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Event: Road to Climate Friendly Chillers: Moving Beyond CFCs and HCFCs [viewed]

The main objective of this UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Conference is to enhance the practical knowledge on state-of-the-art alternative refrigerants and communicate achieved results, successes and lessons learned.  

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