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Landmark UN report on EDCs published
The State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals report acknowledges that synthetic chemicals can have significant health impacts
25.02.2013 | UNEP/ WHO
Bulgarians back plans for a nuclear plant by referendum
In a historic referendum, the plan for the Belene nuclear plant has been backed by the voting majority. Due to the low turn-out, the decision is now referred to Parliament.
18.02.2013 | EurActiv.com
Research from CIEL links tighter chemical regulation to market innovation
CIEL has published a report on the positive and unexpected effects of chemical regulations which are usually seen as a burden by the chemical industry
14.02.2013 | WECF
The UNECE Water Convention goes global
The UNECE informs in a press release about the Water Convention having received enough ratifications to be entered into force gobally
11.02.2013 | UNECE
The Nordic council condems Russia's anti-homosexual law
The Nordic Council strongly condemns the new Russian law banning so-called "homosexual propaganda
05.02.2013 | Nordic Council
The Stockholm Convention on PoP fails to stop pollution with SCCPs
A group of NGOs, WECF included, have released a call for listing SCCPs, a harmful group of chemicals, in the Stockholm Convention as soon as possible.
Pregnancy and early life are critical stages for environmental chemical exposure
Evidence to indicate that early exposure to environmental contaminants may result in a greater risk of serious disease later on in life has been presented by researchers in a new White Paper published by the European Commission
05.10.2012 | Science for Environment Policy
AFRICAN REGION PLAYS LEADING ROLE AT GLOBAL NEGOTIATION For Safe Chemicals Management Plan
The African Region is playing a key leadership role at an international meeting to develop a global strategy and support for the safe management of chemicals.
19.09.2012 | IPEN press release
Japan after Fukushima; Looking for Justice.
More than thousand inhabitants of Fukushima decided to sue Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in order to disclose matters that were not included in the investigation launched by the government.
10.09.2012 | Women and Environment Asia
The Extractive Industries are Violating Basic Human Rights
The UN ‘Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights obligations related to environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and waste’ indicates that numerous human rights including right to adequate health and life are abused due to presence of extractive industries companies.
03.09.2012 | United Nations