United Nations Environment Program Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO Guidelines on Zoonosis

The World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme and the World Organisation for Animal Health laid down fresh guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of zoonotic pathogens to humans in food production. Guidelines Suspension of trade in live caught wild animals of mammalian species for food or breeding. To shut down food markets that ..

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73 Countries join Climate Ambition Alliance at COP25

Around 73 countries have joined the Climate Ambition Alliance (CAA) at the COP25. The alliance is led by Chile and was launched at the Climate Action Summit, New York in 2019. Both Chile and UK will work together to mobilize additional actors to join the alliance. They will also work towards COP26 that is to ..

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Plastic Waste included in Basel Convention

After 12 days of negotiations under the patronage of United Nations (UN) around 180 governments agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the movement and export of plastic waste between their national borders. Key Highlights Participants: About 1,400 representatives from almost every country in world met for 12 days of discussions at a United ..

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Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution adopted in Agra

With an aim to make 500-meter area around Taj Mahal litter free and phase out single use plastic, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma administered a pledge to Agra Residents. The pledge called “Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution” was made in the presence of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim and UNEP Goodwill ..

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