World First E-Waste Map Reveals National Volumes, International Flows

For release: 07:00 GMT Sunday December 15, 2013 The first “E-Waste World Map” has been created by UN organizations, industry, governments, non-government and science organizations through their “Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP)” initiative. By 2017, world volumes of end-of-life e-products is expected to be 33% higher than 2012 and weigh the …

E-waste Academy 2012 and future outlook

Dear UNCSD Readers,United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Operating Unit SCYCLE, organized in 2012 the first instalment of the E-waste Academy (EWA) for policymakers and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).In a formal cooperation with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), supported by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) …

UN University study quantifies impact of unsafe water and poor sanitation on child and maternal mortality

Study Quantifies Impact of Unsafe Water and Poor Sanitation on Child and Maternal Mortality The impact of unsafe water and sanitation on the death rates of children under five and mothers in the year after childbirth has been quantified for the first time by Canadian-based researchers. In a paper published …