|Global Environment Facility|
The GEF funds projects in six focal areas, one of which is ozone depletion. The GEF funds projects that enable Countries with Economies in Transition (CEIT) including the Russian Federation and nations in Eastern Europe and central Asia to phase out their use of ozone destroying chemicals. The website includes information about participants and partners, its operational policies, focal areas and specific projects, and scheduled events and meetings. There is also a searchable database of GEF projects that includes information/data on projects and links to project and evaluation documents
|Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent|
The Rotterdam Convention, in force since 2004, covers the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals. It stipulates that the export of the most dangerous pesticides and chemicals can only be authorised with the "prior informed consent" (PIC) of the receiving country. Information on the Rotterdam Convention including official documents of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC), the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, the Interim Chemical Review Committee (ICRC), the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Conference of the Parties and the PIC Circular.
|Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)|
UNEP Governing Council, at its seventh Special Session in February 2002, adopted a decision on a “Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management” (SAICM). The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) initiative aims to create a global standard for the safe use of chemicals, especially as much of their production has shifted to developing countries. This website contains information on SAICM implementation, and meetings and documents pertaining to the SAICM process.
|The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal|
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is a comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes. This website provides information on the Convention, its Secretariat and associated meetings and includes documents, reports and publications.
|The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)|
The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife. POPs circulate globally and can cause damage wherever they travel. The web site provides information on the convention, its programmes, Parties, partners and official documents and information on meetings. A new version of the Electronic Reporting System for national reports under Article 15 of the Convention is also available.
UNEP Chemicals works to protect humans and the environment from adverse effects caused by chemicals throughout their lifecycle, and hazardous waste. It is the focal point of UNEP activities on chemicals issues and the main catalytic force in the UN system for concerted global action on the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals The web site include sections on UNEP’s implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the Mercury Programme, Persistent Organic Pollutants, mainstreaming of chemicals, pesticide activities, the chemical information network and links to chemicals related UNEP documents and publications.
|United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change|
The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. This site provides information on the Framework Convention, its Secretariat and associated meetings. It includes meeting documents, reports, publications and provides access to the websites of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM, the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data and the Technology Information Clearing House. This CDM section of the UNFCCC website includes background information and details on the CDM institutions, a description of project activity cycle in CDM, CDM statistics and documentation.