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In an effort to enable sustainable agriculture and reduce deforestation, some of the world’s largest conservation, development and finance organizations, as well as government representatives from major producer countries, gathered at the United Nations in New York today to launch the Good Growth Partnership.                                                &nbs

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  • Un nuevo acuerdo mundial busca poner fin a los riesgos para la salud y el medio ambiente causados ​​por la contaminación por mercurio.
  • El mercurio es un metal pesado que se acumula en el cuerpo y está catalogado por la ONU como una de las 10 sustancias químicas que amenazan la salud y el medio ambiente
  • La exposición al mercurio puede dañar el cerebro, el corazón, los riñones, los pulmones y el sistema inmunológico de personas de todas las edades, especialmente de los bebés y los fetos. 
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  • New global agreement to end health risks and environmental damage from mercury pollution
  • Mercury is a heavy metal which accumulates in the body and is listed by the UN as one of the top 10 chemicals endangering health and the environment
  • Exposure to mercury can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system, particularly in unborn children and babies

 

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Statement by Naoko Ishii CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

May 18, 2017

"Today is a pivotal moment in the fight against harmful chemicals and their negative impact on health and the environment. 

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BRS Press Release

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1,500 participants, 180 countries, 3 conventions, 2 weeks, 1 goal: A Future Detoxified

Over 1,600 representatives from more than 180 countries as well as observers including from civil society groups and the chemical and waste industries are gathering in Geneva to discuss measures to promote the sound management of chemicals and wastes.

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New money for adaptation to support some of the most vulnerable countries impacted by climate change

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United Nations and scientists bring together USD $60 million for new international management system to fight nitrogen pollution. Indispensable to life on earth, reactive nitrogen is a dangerous pollutant of air, water and soil, when released in large quantities.

UNEP and GEF Joint Press Release

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HANOI, November 17, 2016 – The Global Wildlife Program has released the first-ever review of international donor funding for combatting illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia, which shows that over $1.3 billion was committed by 24 international donors since 2010, or approximately $190 million per year.

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