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GEF Science Panel Joins Community of Transboundary Waters Practitioners at the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference in Sri Lanka

GEF Science Panel Joins Community of Transboundary Waters Practitioners at the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference in Sri Lanka

The Eighth GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC-8) concluded on May 15th 2016 in Negombo, western Sri Lanka, where participants from over 80 countries met to share lessons that addressed the conference theme of Scaling Up Investments from Source to Sea in the Context of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Advancing sustainable chemistry in a sustainable development context: Opportunities for global, regional and national chemicals

Advancing sustainable chemistry in a sustainable development context: Opportunities for global, regional and national chemicals

At an event co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany and Ghana and by UNEP and the Basel-Rotterdam-Stockholm (BRS) Secretariat, STAP expert Dr. Ricardo Barra will speak about sustainable (‘green’) chemistry, and in particular, its potential application to material innovations in the area of replacements for disposable plastic items.