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Red Intergubernamental de Químicos y Desechos para América Latina y el Caribe: Puntos Focales Nacionales / Intergovernmental Network on Chemicals and Waste for Latin America and the Caribbean: National Focal Points
United Nations Environment Programme

Lista nacional de puntos focales de la Red Intergubernamental de Químicos y Desechos para América Latina y el Caribe


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2019
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Jamaica NOU World Ozone Day 2019
Jamaica, National Ozone Unit

2019 World Ozone Day activities in Jamaica


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2019
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World Refrigeration Day - 26 June 2019: #Refrigerants4Life
United Nations Environment Programme, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

World Refrigeration Day poster


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2019
Foresight Briefs
Putting Carbon Back Where It Belongs: The Potential of Carbon Sequestration in the Soil - Foresight Brief No. 013 May 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

Soil’s contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important. However, soils – and thus agriculture - can play a major role in mitigating climate change. Through multiple agricultural practices, we could help store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil, while at the same time regenerating soil fertility, plant health and whole ecosystems. This is a no regret option that offers multiple benefits and deserves high-level visibility.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Making EbA an Effective Part of Balanced Adaptation Strategies: Introducing the UN Environment EbA Briefing Notes - Briefing Note 1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This briefing note serves as an introduction to the series, with a focus on creating conceptual clarity on EbA and its relation to other related approaches, as well as how EbA is key to achieving a much needed paradigm shift.


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2019
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Catalogue of Technologies and Services on Mercury Waste Management
United Nations Environment Programme

This catalog has been complied by Associate Professor. Misuzu Asari, Kyoto University and Ministry of the Environment, Japan, the leads of the Waste Management Area (WMA) under the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership in cooperation with the partners of the WMA, with a view to disseminate information of technologies, products, services related to mercury waste management owned by partners in an effective manner.


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2019
Chapters and Articles, Yearbooks and Frontiers
Synthetic Biology: Re-engineering the environment - Frontiers 2018/19: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern Chapter 1
United Nations Environment Programme

The world is facing unprecedented challenges to a healthy and sustainable future. Habitat destruction, invasive species, and overexploitation are contributing to immense biodiversity loss. Unsustainable, extractive industry practices further burden the environment, and by extension, human welfare. Vector-borne infectious diseases pose a major threat to global health. Rapid climate change is likely to expand the geographical range of tropical diseases and further stress already taxed species and ecosystems. A number of approaches devised to meet these challenges – some proposed and others already implemented – share a common strategy. That is, they depend upon the genetic manipulation of living organisms to acquire new functions that otherwise do not exist in nature, in order to serve human needs.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
Unlocking Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies to Tackle Air Pollution
United Nations Environment Programme, African Center for Technology Studies, Technical University of Denmark

Environmentally Sound Technologies are defined as technologies that protect the environment, are less polluting, use all resources in a
more sustainable manner, recycle more of their wastes and products and handle residual wastes in a more acceptable way than the
technologies for which they are substitutes. They can also be referred to as “clean” technologies.
Increasing the uptake of environmentally sound technologies can result in several benefits for the environment, including reduced air
pollution. Access to cost-effective technologies through trade can help to both stimulate the green economy and to achieve global sustainable development objectives.


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2019
Newsletters
Faith for Earth Updates - June 28, 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

Faith for Earth Updates


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2019
Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Biodiversity - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 6
United Nations Environment Programme

Biodiversity is in crisis. There is well-established evidence indicating an irrevocable and continuing decline of genetic and species diversity, and degradation of ecosystems at local and global scales. Scientists are increasingly concerned that, if anthropogenic pressures on Biodiversity continue unabated, we risk precipitating a sixth mass extinction event in Earth history, with profound impacts on human health and equity.


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2019