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Green Customs Workshop in Astana
UNEP OzonAction, 30th November -0001
The Climate Change Coordination Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the OzonAction Programme of UNEP’s Division on Technology, Industry & Economics, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, organized the...
Case Study: Illegal ODS Seized at Mombasa Port
Gerry Opondo, INECE, , 30th November -0001
Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Customs Department have seized a consignment of 55 cylinders containing banned Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) at the Mombasa Port. The seizure followed a routine random testing and analysis by the Customs Department to ascertain the contents of the consign...
New UNODC campaign highlights transnational organized crime as a US$870 billion a year business
UNODC Website, 30th November -0001
16 July 2012 - UNODC today launched a new global awareness-raising campaign emphasizing the size and cost of transnational organized crime. Profiling this multibillion-dollar-a-year threat to peace, human security and prosperity, the campaign illustrates the key financial and social costs of this international problem throu...
Fake Refrigerants: Should we worry? – An OzonAction Side Event to OEWG-32
UNEP OzonAction, 30th November -0001
Bangkok, 23 July 2012 – In 2011, Maersk Line informed the World Shipping Council’s Safe Transport of Containers Working Group three cases of explosion of unknown cause in Asia and South America. Preliminary analysis appeared to confirm that these explosions were linked to contaminated gas in the cooling units. Further e...
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