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Poland, Iraq, Zimbabwe ratify Minamata Convention

Monika Stankiewicz

Poland, Iraq and Zimbabwe are latest countries to become members of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Poland on September 30, 2021deposited its instrument of ratification to becoming the 135th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Iraq did likewise on September 16, 2021, becoming as a result the 134th Party ...

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India, Poland, others suspend all flights to Britain due to new coronavirus strain

Boris Johnson

India, Poland, Norway, Finland and Denmark have suspended all direct flights from Britain with immediate effect, citing a quickly spreading variant of the coronavirus that was detected the country. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali All flights from Britain to India will be suspended, starting onTuesday, December 22, 2020 and lasting until December 31, says India. Flights from India to Britain will ...

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Conservationists take up campaign to save Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Wild bison Białowieża

Full of giant trees, dense, mossy and mysterious, the Białowieża Forest in Poland has been described as one out of a fairy tale. It is said to be is one of the last remnants of the ancient forest that once covered half of Europe for millennia. The forest, which is home to a herd of 900 wild bison and straddles ...

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UNESCO, IUCN ask Poland to stop logging in Białowieża Forest

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The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 adopted a decision urging Poland to immediately halt all logging and wood extraction in the old-growth forests of Białowieża. The decision follows the advice of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which meets this week in ...

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Polish city, Katowice, to host COP24 in 2018

COP24-Poland

The city of Katowice was on Thursday, June 1, 2017 announced by the Government of Poland as the venue for the 2018 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), or “COP24”. Poland was chosen as the upcoming President by the Eastern European Group, whose turn it is to host ...

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Poland to evaluate impacts of felling in Bialowieza Forest

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The World Heritage Committee has requested Poland to submit, by February 2017, an evaluation of impacts of forest management within Bialowieza Forest, known for its undisturbed ecological processes. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) noted on Thursday at UNESCO’s annual meeting of the Committee that a new conservation plan is urgently needed, following an advisory mission to the ...

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