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Sound Management of Chemicals

Mission to Minamata

How the GEF is helping reduce and eliminate mercury from the global environment
Author: 
GEF Secretariat
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4
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4.53 MB
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Publication Date: 
October, 2014

MERCURY - (INC6)

Event Date: 
11/03/14 - 11/07/14
Venue: 
Bangkok
Country: 
Thailand

DID YOU KNOW that the entire Mexico is affected by PCBs?

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PCB stands for Polychrorinated Biphenyls. It is used as dielectric and coolant fluids in transformers, capacitors and electric motors. PCB is poisonous to the environment as well as human health; and thus classified as a persistent organic pollutant (POP).

GEF Mercury Factsheet

GEF Mercury Factsheet during GEF-5

GEF Mercury Factsheet during GEF-5

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4
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Publication Date: 
January, 2013

Mercury and the GEF

An overview to the long standing commitment of the GEF to eliminate mercury.

The GEF has a long standing commitment to the elimination of global contaminants, including mercury, which dates back to 1995 when the GEF Council recognized the need for action on mercury. In recent years the GEF has taken a significant step towards addressing global mercury pollution. Currently the GEF is supporting the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC) process to help advance the development of a global mercury instrument through funding of national and regional projects to help elucidate the challenges of managing and eliminating the use of mercury. 

Author: 
GEF
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Pages: 
8
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Publication Date: 
May, 2013

From Rio to Rio - A 20-Year Journey to Green the World's Economies

An engaging narrative and analysis of the 20 year history of GEF projects.

This book provides a succinct, readable, and engaging narrative and analysis of the 20 year history of GEF projects. While the Rio +20 conference provided the initial rationale for the book, it is intended to have lasting value for anyone interested in issues about the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, or about the institutional framework for sustainable development.

Author: 
Gustavo Fonseca
Languages: 
0
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Pages: 
242
Publication Size: 
7.43
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Publication Date: 
May, 2012

Mercury Activities at the GEF

 

We invite you to partake in the GEF Brown Bag Lunch Meeting on April 25 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.

Please confirm your attendance by clicking the 'RSVP and add to my calendar' button at the bottom of this page.

Agenda:

- Introductory Remarks

Dr. Robert K. Dixon, Team Leader of the Climate Change and Chemicals team, GEF Secretariat

Event Date: 
04/25/12
Venue: 
900 19th Street, Washington D.C 20433
Country: 
United States

Eighth Session of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG 8)

Event Date: 
09/25/12 - 09/28/12
Venue: 
Geneva
Country: 
Switzerland