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The Bamako Convention is a treaty of African nations prohibiting the import into Africa of any hazardous (including radioactive) waste. The convention came into force in 1998.
With first-hand experience of the deadly risks mercury poses to artisanal miners, Charito Elcano is fighting for a toxic-free future for her community in the Philippines.
It’s the beginning of the end for Ethiopia’s stores of DDT, as the East African country moves to eliminate once and for all the largest officially reported global stockpile of the toxic chemical.
A new report signals the importance of collaboration and coordination among United Nations entities in sustainably solving the global problem of electronic waste, or e-waste.
The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme submits to the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme a report entitled “ Towards a pollution - free planet ” , which describes the challenges posed by global pollution, outlines current efforts to address pollution and suggests 50 actions to tackle the problem.
UN Environment today made Yemeni engineer Omer Badokhon a Young Champion of the Earth for his work on biogas plants which could improve thousands of rural livelihoods in his war-stricken homeland.
Omer Badokhon wins Young Champion of the Earth prize for biogas project that will help to fight climate change, deadly indoor air pollution and the spread of cholera