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Lead Petrol Phase out - Global Status July 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Lead Petrol Phase out - Global Status July 2018


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2018
Presentations
The Role of Industry in the Elimination of Lead in Paint
International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC)

“IPPIC notes the long-standing effectiveness of lead-use restrictions that are already in place in many jurisdictions around the world and recommends their widespread adoption by authorities not currently regulating the use of lead in paint and printing ink. To this end, IPPIC supports the UN’s Lead Paint Alliance “Model Law”, as a useful starting point for both government and industry to collaborate on developing restrictions that ensure widespread and verifiable compliance.”


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2018
Presentations
Overview of Global Efforts to Eliminate Lead Paint: Briefing on the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint for Permanent Missions
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint

Briefing on the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint for Permanent Missions


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint: Brand Identity Guidelines
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance or the Alliance) is co-led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Information about the Alliance can be found on its official webpage. The working arrangements for the Lead Paint Alliance are described in its Operational Framework. The work of the Lead Paint Alliance is promoted by partners1 to the Alliance. Partners are stakeholders such as governments, non-governmental civil society organizations, paint producers and paint industry trade associations, academic experts and other UN organizations that have applied to UN Environment and WHO and have been accepted as partners by both Organizations according to an agreed procedure. Approved partners are listed on the Alliance website on the Partners page. An Advisory Council2 oversees the work of the Alliance and members are drawn from Alliance partners. The Advisory Council is chaired by a government partner., and members reflect the diverse types of stakeholders.


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2018
Reports and Books
Draft technical background document for Global Mercury Assessment 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Draft technical background document containing technical information that forms the basis of the Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Not to be cited.


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2018
Information Document/note
INFORMATION ON BECOMING A PARTNER
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint
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2018
Presentations
The Role of Civil Society in Eliminating Lead Paint Globally
United Nations Environment Programme

IPEN Participating Organizations in 125 Countries working on, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Toxic Metals: (e.g. Lead and Mercury) and Chemical Safety (SAICM)


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2018
Reports
Reducing Mercury Emissions from Coal Combustion in the Energy Sector in Vietnam
United Nations Environment Programme

Emissions of mercury (Hg) from thermal power stations are a subject of increasing concern because of their toxicity, volatility, persistence, and longrange transport in the atmosphere. Hg has the tendency for bioaccumulation as methyl Hg and thus enters the food chain. Once released into the environment, Hg contaminates soil, air, surface and ground water. Hg is a neurotoxin and causes adverse health effects. Hg is a global pollutant that is emitted, deposited, and reemitted on both a local and global scale in both terrestrial and marine environments. Toxic Hg emitted from coal-fired power plants originates from the Hg present in coal. Burning of large quantity of coal for power generation makes it the second largest anthropogenic source of Hg emissions at a global level. The Pollution Control Department (PCD) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have entered into a Small-Scale Funding Agreement to undertake a project titled “Reducing Mercury Emissions from Coal Combustion in the Energy Sector in Vietnam”. In accordance with UN Environment Governing Council priorities, identified in Decisions 24/3 and 25/5, and with the goal of reducing Hg emissions from the coal partnership area under the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership, the project aims to present national information on: coal types and coal usage; characterize coal-fired power sector in Vietnam; develop an emission inventory for the coal fired energy sector; and present other relevant information to improve accuracy of future emission inventories for the sector.


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2017
Chapters and Articles
Nanomaterials: Applying the Precautionary Principle - Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
McGlade, Jacqueline

The recent advances in nanotechnology and nanoscience have introduced nanoscale materials with emergent physical and chemical properties to transform the world.


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2017
Reports and Books
Towards a Pollution-Free Planet: Background Report
United Nations Environment Programme

Pollution today is pervasive and persistent. While the world has achieved significant economic growth over the past few decades, it has been accompanied by large amounts of pollution, with significant impacts on human health and ecosystems and the ways in which some of the major Earth system processes, such as the climate, are functioning. This report describes the pollution challenge, explores what is already being done to address pollution, and proposes 50 focused and actionable interventions to address pollution in all its forms. The report is a call to act towards a pollution-free planet.


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2017