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Portal on Per and Poly Fluorinated Chemicals

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June 2020
This Portal serves to facilitate the exchange of information on per and poly-fluorinated chemicals, focusing specifically on per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).In order to support a global transition towards safer alternatives, the Portal provides information on the following areas:What are PFASs?Risk reduction approachesAlternativesProduction and emissionsInformation from countriesInformation provided in this portal comes principally from the work done within the context of the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group.
Emerging Policy Issues: Perfluorinated Chemicals
E-learning

Ecosystem Restoration 2022

September 2022

In this Massive Open Online Course, you will learn to develop a step-by-step ecosystem restoration plan and apply effective restoration solutions in your national and subnational context.Start date: 19 September 2022End date: 20 November 2022Languages: English, French, SpanishEstimated effort: 3-5 hours per weekDuration: 8 weeks (Part 1 and Part 2)Partners: United Nations Development Programme, Convention on Biological Diversity, Korea Forest Service, The European Union, UN Decade on Ecosystem RestorationAbout the courseThe course serves as an introduction to the Short-Term Action

Newsletter

Lead Paint Alliance Newsletter

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June 2022
The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint is working to achieve the phase-out of the manufacture, sale and import of paints containing lead through the establishment of laws. The Lead Paint Alliance publishes a regular newsletter to inform its partners and interested stakeholders on the latest achievements and progress towards its goal.In the newsletter, you will find news articles on lead paint, updates about global efforts to address the issue, progress towards law, and update about our partners. You can
Emerging Policy Issues: Lead in paint
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Safety of manufactured nanomaterials (OECD)

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November 2021
The webpage presents OECD`s activities with regard to safety of manufactured nanomaterials starting back in 2006. By this, OECD intends to promote international co-operation in human health and environmental safety aspects of manufactured nanomaterials. The website provides publications developed within the OECD Working Party of Manufactured Nanomaterials, reports of previous workshops, projects and testing programs, the OECD council recommendation on safety testing and assessment of manufactured nanomaterials, but also videos of webinars on dedicated topics. Currently, one of the main
Emerging Policy Issues: Nanotechnology
Newsletter

Era of leaded petrol over, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health

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September 2021
Official end of use of leaded petrol will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths and save USD 2.45 trillion a yearThe end of leaded petrol follows a 19-year campaign led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partnersUNEP urges countries to work towards zero emissions vehicles to further address air pollution and climate changeNairobi, 30 August 2021 – When service stations in Algeria stopped providing leaded petrol in July, the use of leaded petrol ended globally. This development follows
Emerging Policy Issues: Chemicals in products
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Advanced Materials at the German Environment Agency (UBA)

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UBA
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July 2021
The German Environment Agency (UBA) webpage on advanced materials highlights UBA´s current preparatory research and thematic conferences on advanced materials. It reflects UBA´s opinion with regard to potential challenges and needs connected to advanced materials from the perspective of chemical safety, i.e. as summarized in a joint perspective paper on good governance developed by the higher federal authorities the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) and UBA.
Emerging Policy Issues: Nanotechnology
Database

PHARMS-UBA database

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Umweltbundesamt
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July 2021
Residues of pharmaceuticals are known to occur widely in the aquatic environment of industrialized countries. Even in developing and emerging countries, information on the occurrence of pharmaceutical residues in the environment has become more readily available in recent years. However, a concise and comprehensive overview of the relevant pharmaceuticals, their concentrations in the environment and their potential effects on human health and ecosystems is still pending. The information on worldwide exposure of pharmaceuticals is increasing and the German Environment Agency
Emerging Policy Issues: Pharmaceutical pollutants
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International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW Learn)

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June 2021
IW:LEARN is the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network. The IW:LEARN project was established to strengthen transboundary water management around the globe by collecting and sharing best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions to common problems across the GEF International Waters portfolio. It promotes learning among project managers, country official, implementing agencies, and other partners.