Tagged on: Harmful substances

Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Recyclable Resources Market in Korea
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Lately, the optimized waste management system has moved into its stabilization phase, but the quantity of wastes continues to increase, thus accentuating the need to reinforce a policy for promoting the recycling of wastes. In this light, Recyclable Resources Market has been created and currently is in operation. The target is to recover the high value imbedded in recirculation of waste resources, which were previously subjected to incineration, burial or simple reuse. As an optimized and customized marketplace for online trading between suppliers and consumers of wastes, Recyclable Resources Market is a system in which from provided by registered suppliers who registers information of type, characteristics, quantity, and quality of waste.


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2013
Serials
UNEP Global Environment Alert Service
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue focuses on: Ecosystem management, Environmental governance, Harmful substances and hazardous waste.


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2013
Reports and Books
Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear
United Nations Environment Programme

This report reviews the magnitude and composition of ALDFG, and while noting that information is not comprehensive and does not allow for any global estimates, suggests that gillnets and fishing traps/pots may be the most common type of ALDFG, although netting fragments may also be common in some locations.


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2013
Reports and Books
Technical background report for the global mercury assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

This report presents the latest and comprehensive information of global mercury emissions and releases to the environment, information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry and fate and transport of mercury.


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2013
Annual Reports
Clean Up The World Campaign 2013 In Mauritius
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Mauritius

Clean Up the World is an annual environmental campaign and is celebrated during the third week of September. It originated in Sydney, Australia in 1993 and is held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The main objective of the Clean Up the World is to bring together non‐government organisations, community groups, schools, governments, businesses and individuals to undertake activities to improve water quality, clean up local streets, parks, forests, rivers and canals as well as educate children about the environment. This year the commemoration of this event took a broader dimension with the approval of MID Policies, Strategies and Action Plan by Cabinet in May 2013. One of the MID Environment Policies is to enhance the natural environment and built up areas within the Republic and one of the four priority programmes developed to implement this policy is “Cleaner, Greener, Pollution‐Free Mauritius”.


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2013
Reports and Books
Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates
Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2013 provides a series of experimental tables showing information on the generation and disposal of waste to landfills or to recycling facilities, the supply of recycled materials in the economy and related financial flows. The methodologies and data used in this release will be reviewed and assessed to improve the quality and usefulness of information provided in future waste accounts.


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2013
Reports and Books
Mercury: acting now
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Global Mercury Partnership was initiated in 2005 to take immediate action to protect human health and the environment from the release of mercury and its compounds to the environment. It is a voluntary multi-stakeholder partnership that operates based on an Overarching Framework. The eight work areas of the Partnership have business plans setting out objectives, targets and priorities for action. This brochure illustrates key issues and how they are being addressed by this partnership.


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2013
Reports and Books
Global chemicals outlook: towards sound management of chemicals
United Nations Environment Programme

The publication provides a wealth of technical and scientific information covering inter alia substances that can have adverse impacts on the environment and human health, that are of global and/or national and /or local concern, substances that are produced or used in high volume and/or widely dispersed, used and disposed of (i.e. organic, inorganic, halogenated compounds, metals and waste). It synthesizes and documents the well established environmental and health effects. It reviews knowledge and evidence available in quantifying and, when possible, monetizing the cost of inaction and benefit of action. It includes for the first time a special contribution from the financial and insurance sector analysis, highlighting its perspective in managing the risks to a chemical intensification of the economies. It also reviews many of the approaches, instruments and tools use by governments, industry, NGOs and international organizations to manage chemicals soundly.


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2013
Reports and Books
Global Chemicals Outlook: synthesis report for decision-makers
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Chemicals Outlook aims to provide a coherent, comprehensive framework for assessing and setting priorities in chemicals policy to stimulate further international attention and action on sound management of chemicals.


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2012
Reports and Books
Poverty-Environment Initiative: annual progress report 2011
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Continued integration of pro-poor environmental sustainability issues into development processes is at the core of the work of the joint United Nations Development Programme United Nations Environment Programme Poverty-Environment Initiative (UNDP-UNEP PEI). PEI is an exemplar of how to articulate social, economic and environmental sustainability in development policies and plans at the country level. The year 2011 has been a critical one in accomplishing the transition from making the case for the integration of poverty-environment objectives into key development issues and actually making this integration happen. This report highlights many of the successes and some of the challenges PEI has faced during 2011.


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2012