UNU International training workshop on environmental analysis of PBDEs in the sediment, 12-14 April, 2010, Shimadzu Training Facility in Kyoto, Japan (Closed Event)
International Symposium on Trace Organic Pollutants in the Environment at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India, 23 January, 2010. For more details, please see the symposium flyer (PDF, 973KB)
A research paper was submitted to Asian Development Bank Institute as Background Paper for Conference on the "The Impact of the Global Economic Slowdown on Poverty and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific", 28-30 Sept 2009, Hanoi
The Workshop to disseminate the environmental science field study was successfully held with 140 participants. Following international and local experts' presentations, selected students at the Department of Environmental Science of the Royal University of Phnom Penh presented their own research results. Please click here for more details.
Received Mitsui Environmental Fund to Support Field Research of Royal University of Phnom Penh
UNU-MANAGE has received Mitsui Environmental Fund to support field research studies at the Department of Environmental Studies of the Royal University of Phnom Penh. The fund will support a two-year project promoting multi-sector involvement for seeking sustainable operation of the official educational program. A kick-off workshop will be held in July in Phnom Penh.
UNU and Shimadzu Initiate 5th Phase of Capacity Building Project
UNU Rector Konrad Osterwalder (left) and Shimadzu President Shigehiko Hattori following the signing ceremony. Photo: Jeremy Hedley/UNU
2008.11.25 • UNU Rector Konrad Osterwalder and Shimadzu President Shigehiko Hattori signed a historic agreement today to establish the 5th phase of the project "Environmental Monitoring and Governance in the Asian Coastal Hydrosphere". The signing ceremony marks a new phase in pollution monitoring in Asia.
The project is one of UNU’s pioneering public and private-sector partnership projects. Established 12 years ago, its aim is to strengthen environmental research and education capacities in Asian developing countries and, over the longer-term, create the scientific infrastructure necessary for environmental governance and pollution-monitoring in the region.
With generous support from Shimadzu Corporation, the 5th phase (2008–2011) will target the monitoring of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment. Classified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that are regulated under the Stockholm Convention, PCBs are toxic to human and ecological health.
For more information on the UNU-Shimadzu project and other UNU initiatives on environmental monitoring, visit the UNU Environment and Sustainable Development website.
Project Conference was held in Tokyo on 14 November 2008
UNU Conference on Environmental Monitoring and Governance in the Asian Coastal Hydrosphere: Roles of Academia and Private Sectors for the Stockholm Convention
United Nations University Environment and Sustainable Development Programme Public-Private Partnership Initiative Brochure has been published
Three UNU-private partnership projects are introduced as examples of success in the brochure. The full brochure is available from here (PDF, 127KB).
Training on POPs analysis in Squid-Liver Completed
UNU Training on POPs analysis in Squid (17-19 March 2008, Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan) was completed. The participating trainees selected by the project partners have learned POPs analysis in squid liver samples. Prof. Yuzuru Ikeda (University of the Ryukyus) gave a lecture on the ecology and intelligent behavior of squids. Please click here for more details.
Student environmental field research initiated in Cambodia
Senior university students in Cambodia presented five proposals of the environmental field studies to the faculty members at the Department of Environmental Studies of the Royal University of Phnom Penh early February. The proposals included studies on fishery management, irrigation systems, human settlement in a bird conservation zone, and people’s health concerns in relation to water and food consumption in a wetland area of the country. (left to right, Buth Chanmeta, Sok Sophoan, Chea Sreyneang, Yen Sophearith)
GC/MS workshop in India co-sponsored by UNU and APN
National Level Training Workshop On Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) in Environmental Analysis (January 22nd – 26th, 2008, Tiruchirappalli, India) was hosted by Bharathidasan University, the Indian project partner. Dr. Babu Rajendran (left) speaks at the workshop with his colleague.
Asia POPs Monitor (January 2008) issued
A new issue of Asia Monitor is now available with its new focus on POPs in Asia.
UNU Symposium on POPs was held in Indonesia
UNU Symposium on POPs: Global Transport, Best Environmental Practice, and Risk Perception was co-organized with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment on 14 November, 2007.
Asia POPs Monitor (October 2007) issued
new issue of Asia Monitor is now available with its new focus on POPs
UNU presented its project results at Dioxin 2007
The 27th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
(Dioxin 2007) was held between 2-7 September 2007, in Tokyo. UNU presented
its project results at the Environmental Asia session.
UNU Project Poster (660KB)
Dioxin Conference Website (external link)
UNU took the floor at the COP3 of the Stockholm Convention
The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) of the Stockholm
Convention took place from the April 30th through May 5th in Dakar, Senegal.
In relation to the Financial Resources Agenda, UNU took the floor to briefly
introduce their successful private sector partnership program. This untapped
and yet potential financial resources has supported the UNU’s project on
POPs monitoring and governance since 1996 and could serve as a model for
other partnerships in the future.
Asia Monitor, Issue 21. May 2007
Last updated on 26 Feb 2010