EurActiv.com, 8 January 2007
Tough EU policies on electronic and chemical waste will influence markets, the environment and regulations worldwide, according to a study by two US academic experts with several countries already introducing similar laws. read more
EurActiv.com, 8 January 2007
Mail & Guardian, 18 January 2007
Cellphones that contain toxic chemicals are still being sold in Latin America and other developing regions. But thanks to strict European regulations, there are progressively fewer phones being made with cadmium, lead and other dangerous materials. read more...
Edie News Centres, 1 February 2007.
A global coalition of environmental NGOs, Zero Mercury Coalition, is putting pressure on governments around the world to phase out mercury and ban exports of the toxic metal.
Environmental Finance, 1 February 2007.
A coalition of NGOs, Shell Accountability Coalition, is calling for Shell to pay billions of dollars of restitution for the environmental and social damage it has done.
WEF, 30 January 2007.
The world’s top academics, business leaders, NGO representatives, United Nations (UN) agency chiefs, and politicians, have wrapped up the 2007 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos with climate change firmly taking the centre stage of debate.
Held under the theme, ‘The Shifting Power Equation’, the meeting provided a platform for the participants to contribute to discussions and explore where high impact partnerships can be struck, as well as, how practical changes can be effected.
19 January 2007
Radiation-exposed workers suffering from cancer, myetoma, asthma and other occupational related illnesses will march to the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (NECSA) known as Pelindaba on Wednesday 24 January 2007.
ISS, 29 January 2007.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Paris this week to issue the first chapter of a fourth assessment report on climate change and global warming.
Established by the United Nations Environmental Programme and the World Meteorological Organisation in 1988, the IPCC has been commissioned to assess scientific, technical and other information relating to climate change.
Wednesday, 24 January 2007
Industry-funded International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) claims of increases in the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops and overwhelming acceptance of this risky new technology is flawed.
Nyasa Times, 23 January 2007.
Paladin Resources, an Australian uranium mining company, is at it again, despite the fact that it was bestowed with a Corpse Award last year. In Malawi the company is using the police to squash criticism.
The Corpse Awards condems worst corporate practice in producing environmental and societal injustices.
SANGONeT, 22 January 2007.
Earthlife Africa has blamed the recent power cuts affecting the country on the highly centralised electricity supply industry made up of large generation units and with long transmission routes from a few centers of supply.
The organisation’s renewable energy activist , Richard Worthington , argues that Eskom, which is still dominating energy planning in the country, is not showing competence in planning the operation and maintenance of its plants.