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CHEMICALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

This page was updated on: 01/13/10

 

2008

 

Chemicals and Waste Management Key Publications and Online Resources Archives: 2010; 2009; 2007

GUIDELINES FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT OF POPS WASTES TRAINING TOOL
(Stockholm Convention, 2008)
The Stockholm Convention Secretariat has developed a Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) wastes training tool. This electronic Training Tool provides information on the technical guidelines on POPs wastes in a simple and interactive manner. The tool is available online and has been sent out on CD ROMs to the Stockholm Convention Focal Points and the Basel Convention Focal Points for distribution to relevant persons. The resource.

GUIDANCE FOR IDENTIFYING POPULATIONS AT RISK FROM MERCURY EXPOSURE
(UNEP Chemicals, 2008)

This guidance document, developed by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals, is intended to assist countries concerned about the potential impacts of mercury pollution on their population in identifying specific populations (or subpopulations) that may be at risk. The resource.

GUIDELINES IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT ON THE DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF PESTICIDES
(FAO, May 2008)

FAO has made available new guidelines in support of the implementation of the International Code of Conduct for the Distribution and Use of Pesticides: the Guidelines on the Management Options for Empty Containers. The Guidelines on monitoring and observance of the revised version of the Code of Conduct are also now available in French, and the Guidelines on Efficacy evaluation of the registration of plant protection products are now available in Arabic. The resource.

DOWNSIZING DEVELOPMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO NANO-SCALE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL SOUTH
(NGLS/ETC Group, May 2008)

This new book considers the potential role of nano-scale technologies on development and the Millennium Development Goals. Commissioned by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS), the book considers the rapid growth of the nanotechnology market, which is expected to reach US$1 trillion in size by 2015. The book considers the absence of a regulatory environment and the need for serious research into the long-term impact of nanotechnologies, particularly for the developing world. The book was launched at a panel discussion held as UN headquarters on 14 May, in parallel with the 16th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. The book.

THE RISE IN PESTICIDE USE
(Friends of the Earth, 2007)

In this study, Friends of the Earth International finds that “Roundup Ready” crops, the most extensively grown genetically modified (GM) crop, have led to an increase in pesticide use. The report also finds that GM crops do not yield more than existing crop varieties and that Roundup Ready soya has a 5-10% lower yield than conventional varieties. The study.


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