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IUCN Project Assesses Microplastics in the Arctic[viewed]

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a research project to examine the origin of microplastics in the Arctic Ocean and the effects of these microplastics on ecosystems and human health. IUCN will then make recommendations on the development and implementation of sustainable waste policies and legislation for governments, industries, civil society and other stakeholders.

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UNEP, GEF Support Air Monitoring in Bosnia Herzegovina[viewed]

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has opened two air monitoring stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and refurbished two existing ones. These steps will assist the country in: monitoring climate and air quality in line with national and EU law and prevent illnesses and deaths from outdoor pollution; ensuring accurate data is available to monitor climate change; alerting the public about pollution risk; and measuring the impact of policy measures to improve air quality.

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Event: Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultations in Preparation for Mercury INC 7[viewed]

This is part of a series of regional consultations being held in preparation for the the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC 7) to be held from 10-15 March 2016 in Jordan.

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Event: Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asian Regional Consultations in Preparation for Mercury INC 7[viewed]

This is part of a series of regional consultations being held in preparation for the the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC 7) to be held from 10-15 March 2016 in Jordan.

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Event: Africa Regional Consultations in Preparation for Mercury INC 7[viewed]

This is part of a series of regional consultations being held in preparation for the the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC 7) to be held from 10-15 March 2016 in Jordan.

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Event: Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultations in Preparation for Mercury INC 7[viewed]

This is the first in a series of regional consultations being held in preparation for the the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC 7) to be held from 10-15 March 2016 in Jordan.

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CEC Publishes Common Methodology for Black Carbon Inventories[viewed]

A report released by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recommends common guidelines for better estimating black carbon emissions from key sources, thereby facilitating North American cross-border comparisons and mitigation assessments of black carbon emission inventories. The publication supports efforts to establish accurate baselines and reduction priorities across Canada, Mexico and the US.

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Event: Twelfth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Committee (POPRC-12)[viewed]

The 12th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention will take place back-to-back with the 12th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention.

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Event: Twelfth Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-12)[viewed]

The 12th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade will take place back-to-back with the 12th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention (POPRC).

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Event: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting[viewed]

The World Economic Forum's (WEF) Annual Meeting will take place under the theme, ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution,' with the aim of building a shared understanding of current changes and shaping a collective future that places humans at the center.

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