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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16 september 2014


UNEP Report on the latest scientific assessment of ozone depletion

Poster Biennial

International poster biennial in Mexico


22nd International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment

Water: Where does it come from? - Diego Perez Fabra, Colombia

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Tuesday, 16th September 2014
UNEP - New edition of UNEP ROLAC’s Bimonthly Newsletter
UNEP - Large-Scale Clean-Up of Oil Pollution in Ogoniland in Motion

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Press releases

Stronger protection for five shark species and all manta rays
Geneva, 12 September 2014 – From Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and certificates confirming that they have been harvested sustainably and legally. Más

Ozone Layer on Track to Recovery: Success Story Should Encourage Action on Climate
Nairobi/Geneva, 10 September 2014 (UNEP/WMO) - The Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, according to a new assessment by 300 scientists. More

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UNEP bimonthly newsletter - LAC, July - August 2014

Challenges and Opportunities for Adaptation to CC at the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve, Peru. [English] [Spanish]

Global Environment Outlook for Small Island Developing States (GEO for SIDS). [Download]

Ministers of the Environment

Nineteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean
Los Cabos, México, 11‐12 March 2014

Meeting of the Bureau of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico City, Mexico, 11-12 February 2014

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