Tagged on: Harmful substances

Reports and Books
Global Mercury Hotspots
Biodiversity Research Institute, IPEN

IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) have collaborated to conduct a global mercury study in response to strong public and governmental interest in the negotiation and signing of a mercury treaty— the first global treaty on the environment in well over a decade by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The IPEN-BRI collaboration provides a rare opportunity to compile new and standardized mercury concentrations on a global basis.


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2014
Annual Reports
UNEP 2013 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2013 Annual Report lays out the highlights of UNEP's work in 2013, a year in which the organization's Governing Council met under Universal Membership for the first time and the strengthening process agreed the previous year began in earnest. The report focuses on UNEP's achievement in the key focus areas of Climate Change||Disasters and Conflicts||Ecosystem Management||Environmental Governance||Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste||Resource Efficiency||and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community: for example, in 2013, nations adopted the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the first new global multilateral environmental agreement in almost a decade.


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2014
Our Planet
Our Planet: small island developing states
United Nations Environment Programme

The magazine of the United Nations Environment Programme


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2014
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Cuidad de Aguascalientes
Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustenable (SEMADESCU), México

El informe ECCO Aguascalientes fue elaborado a partir de un proceso participavo incorporando los puntos de vista de los sectores publico y privado, de academicos, instituciones, organismos no gubernamentales y la sociedad civil, creando asi espacios para el dialogo y el consenso referente a las principales problematicas ambienyales que enfrenta la Ciudad de Aguascalientes.


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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
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
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
Annual Reports
UNEP 2012 annual report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2012 Annual Report details UNEP's wide-ranging activities in what proved to be the most momentous year in the organizations history. At Rio+20, Heads of State and governments decided to strengthen and upgrade UNEP. This was followed by the adoption of a resolution at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly later in the year that granted UNEP universal membership and called for increased resources. The report details UNEPs work across its six thematic areas: Climate Change, Disasters and Conflicts, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Governance, Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community, showcasing dozens of collaborative initiatives that drive the agenda of international environmental governance.


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2013
Serials
UNEP global environmental alert service: February 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

Dust storms can have high interannual, as well as annual and decadal, variability, thus it is important that more research is conducted over longer periods of time to analyze trends and associated storm severity. With increased information about long term trends, more accurate forecasts of dust storm movements can be developed, the appropriate efforts to mitigate damage can be put into place and effective early warning can be communicated.


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2013
Reports and Books
Africa Environment Outlook 3: our environment, our health
United Nations Environment Programme

The Third Africa Environment Outlook (AEO-3), analyses the importance of, and interlinkages between, health and environment and the opportunities and synergies that might be derived from intensified collaboration between the two sectors. It uses the Drivers, Pressures, State, Exposure, Effects and Actions (DPSEEA) analytical framework to undertake an integrated analysis of the state and trends covering the themes of air quality, biodiversity, chemicals and waste, climate change and variability, coastal and marine resources, freshwater and sanitation as well as land. It also illustrates how socio-economic driving forces can generate environmental pressures, leading to altered ecosystem states, personal exposure to risks and adverse health effects.


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2013