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Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6[viewed]

The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years.

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Event: Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention[viewed]

Bureau members are expected to review progress made in implementation of the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties (COP) at its sixth meeting and discuss the preparation of the seventh meeting of the COP in 2015.

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Event: General Assembly of the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative[viewed]

The General Assembly of Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative will consider StEP's general direction and development and that of its five task forces on: policy, redesign, reuse, recycle, and capacity building.

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UNEP Releases Post-2015 Note on Human Health and Environment[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has recommended measures to maintain a clean and healthy environment for human health, in its third briefing note on priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

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IMO Environment Committee Considers Ballast Water Systems, Ship Recycling Convention[viewed]

The 66th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) granted Basic Approval to four, and Final Approval to two, ballast water management systems that make use of Active Substances. The Committee also reviewed work under the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.

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CCAC Working Group Approves US$10 Million Investments[viewed]

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) has approved a new package of investments aimed at reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in the transport, refrigeration, agriculture, waste management, oil and gas sectors. The CCAC will also undertake a global information campaign on the detrimental impact that indoor and outdoor air pollution has on health.

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WHO Releases New Estimates on Deaths Caused by Air Pollution[viewed]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new data estimating that 7 million people died in 2012 as a result of exposure to air pollution, doubling previous estimates, and making air pollution the largest single environmental health risk. WHO says the data indicate that South-East Asia and the Western Pacific regions have the largest air pollution burden.

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Kerstin Stendahl Appointed Ad Interim Executive Secretary of BRS Conventions[viewed]

Kerstin Stendahl has been appointed Executive Secretary ad interim of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Secretariat, effective 1 April 2014. Stendahl succeeds Jim Willis, who retired from the post of Executive Secretary.

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IISD Assumes Management of Experimental Lakes Area[viewed]

The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) signed agreements to ensure the continued operation of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) research facility. The ELA is a unique whole-lake laboratory, with 58 lakes used for scientific study of stressors and pollutants on freshwater lakes and watersheds.

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UNIDO, SIDA and EC Neutralize Abandoned Chemicals and Explosives in Ukraine[viewed]

The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) announced that, together with the EC, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Blacksmith Institute, they have neutralized explosives and toxic substances at an abandoned chemicals and explosives factory in the Ukraine.

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