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UNEP produces comprehensive assessment of global environment

June 7th, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme

The fifth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), launched on the eve of the Rio+20 Summit, assessed 90 of the most-important environmental goals and objectives and found that significant progress had only been made in four. These are: eliminating the production and use of substances that deplete the ozone layer, removal of lead from […]

Six countries announce initiative to reduce some climate pollutants

February 17th, 2012 by WWF

The US, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Sweden and Bangladesh have launched an initiative to cut emissions of some of the substances that cause climate change. These substances – black carbon or soot from traditional cooking fires and cooking stoves, methane, ozone and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – are known as short-lived forcers, because they do not stay in […]