(Environmental Health and Justice Group Urges South Korea to Remove Their Remaining Wastes in Mindanao)
Friday, 02 August 2019
Quezon City. The environmental health and justice group EcoWaste Coalition today pushed the government of South Korea to act on the 5,177 tons of illegal waste exports that continue to languish in Mindanao for over a year now despite repeated assurances from Seoul to take them back “as soon as possible.”
7 NGOs call on Environment Minister McKenna and the Canadian government to support the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment, which prohibits developed countries like Canada from exporting their hazardous wastes to developing countries. Read the letter to Minister McKenna here.
An event titled, ‘Gender, Climate, Chemicals: Implementing SDG 12 and 13 with Gender-Responsive Policies,’ convened on the sidelines of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Children's Environmental Health Foundation (CEHF) received a Shield and a Certificate Award during the 2019 Environmental and Climate Change Awards, which were hosted by the Government of Zambia through the Zambia Environmental Management Agency and Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection. The Event was officiated by the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinat, Mr. Chrispher Nvunga, and was welcomed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Dr. Ed Bishop Chomba.