Escalating challenges in household waste management across the globe are widely acknowledged and draw attention to the importance of its environmentally sound management, especially regarding its role in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The United Nations University (UNU) and BCCC-Africa, on the 19th of April, 2018, hosted a media conference on the results from the recently published report of the Person-In-the-Port (PIP) Project.
The Step (Solving the e-waste problem) has issued its White Paper on Developing Legislative Principles for E-waste in developing countries. The White Paper presents core legal principles based on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) that can be reviewed, contextualised, and adapted by decision makers in countries that are developing legislation that will implement Extended Producer Responsibility programmes.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UN Habitat, United Nations University (UNU), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Basel Convention and UN Environment at the kind invitation of the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) and Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), organised the eighth edition of the Green Standards Week, from 9 to 12 April 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The United Nations Environment Programme held its first Scientific and technical Committee meeting on ChemObs Guidance “Integrated Guidance for Decision Making Tools (DMT) for the Sound Management of Chemicals in Africa” in Dakar, Senegal. 27-29 March 2018