WECF co-organised International Expert Conference and recommends better control of hazardous substances in Russia
For the first time in Russia a public open debate was held this week to discuss the accession of the Rotterdam Convention by the Russian Federation and the issue of chrysotile asbestos
18.10.2010 |WECF news
For the first time in Russia a public open debate was held this week to discuss the accession of the Rotterdam Convention by the Russian Federation and the issue of chrysotile asbestos, which is currently one of the most discussed issues within the Rotterdam Convention.
Russia is the main producer and one of the main users of chrysotile asbestos worldwide, a hazardous substance which more than 50 countries worldwide have stopped using and which the World Health Organisation estimates to cause around 100.000 death each year.
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Women's exposure to toxic chemicals
Womenís bodies are ready to produce a new life and milk, hence itís easier to accumulate toxic chemicals in their higher levels of fatty tissue.
Worries about consequences for children of pesticides present in water
Far too many residues of pesticides are present in the waters of Drenthe (Dutch province). This needs to be reduced. But how?
Implementing Agenda 2030 in Georgia: Where Are We Now?
WECF organises with Georgian government and the UN a workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals in Tbilisi, 19-21 February 2018
19.02.2018 | Tbilisi, Georgia
A Plastic Free Lent
Join us on our challenge for this Lent: reduce your plastics consumption for 40 days!
Proudly presenting the CLEEN results!
The CLEEN project is coming to an now, and it has reached many great results.