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COVID-19 materials from UNEP

The transmission of diseases, like the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, between animals and humans (zoonoses) threatens economic development, animal and human well-being, and ecosystem integrity. The United Nations Environment Programme supports global efforts to protect biodiversity, to put an end to the illegal trade in wildlife, to safeguard the handling of chemicals and waste and to promote economic recovery plans that take nature and the climate emergency into account.

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The latest COVID-19 related news, stories, reports, fact-sheets, publications can be found below.

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28 Apr 2021 | Online event Effective Management Practices for COVID-19 related Healthcare Waste

When: 28 April 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM UTC Where: Online; register here What: Within a short span of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world, affecting more than 206 countries and territories. In the healthcare sector, the caseload…

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27 Apr 2021 | Online event Addressing COVID-19 for the Environment: Defining Green Recovery

When: 27 April, 2021 | 8AM EDT | 2PM CEST Where: Online, register here. The UN Environment Management Group (EMG), in close collaboration with UNEP, UNEP-FI, UNESCAP, UNECE, UNECA, ECLAC, ESCWA, and RCNYO, will organize a 3-part series of virtual…

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