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World Population Day – 11 July

How many people can our planet sustain? What is their relation to the environment and development? How does an over-populated earth affect human rights? These are the questions pondered on World Population Day, which is held annually on 11 July. You may not have heard of such a day before but it has been celebrated…
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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – 17 June

By 2025, 1,8 billion people will experience water scarcity, and two thirds of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions. “This is a scenario that should make us think long and hard about how we as the chemical industry deal with water and how we can assist in fighting ‘aridification’ (or the drying out…
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World Environment Month/Day

June is National Environment Month, with World Environment Day celebrated on 5 June. This year the focus is on plastic pollution, and the theme – Beat Plastic Pollution – urges governments, industry, communities and individuals to explore sustainable alternatives and reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic. “If you cannot re-use, refuse,” says Deidré Penfold,…
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International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May 2018

The 2018 International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity and highlights the progress made in the achievement of its objectives at national and global levels. The theme of the day is: Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity.…
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