Health and Pollution : Links

There are 43 documents in this section.

  • London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste

    25 August 2004

    The 1996 Protocol to the 1972 London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste and Other Matter aims to control all sources of marine pollution. The London Convention focuses primarily on the dumping at sea of wastes generated on land. It includes a black list of substances for which dumping is prohibited and a grey list for which dumping may be authorised by permit. All other materials can be dumped in the ocean. The 1996 Protocol, when in force, will replace the outmoded 1972 Convention. The revised text embraces strong precautionary language in its general obligations; urges parties to consider the polluter-pays principle; and calls for waste prevention audits to carefully assess alternatives to dumping.

  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

    25 August 2004

    The IMO is a UN special agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships, and also technical co-operation. It's website contains a wealth of information, including legal issues and conventions relating to the law of the sea, background information on the marine environment, publications, news, links, and official documents.

  • Environmental Investigation Agency

    17 June 2003

    With offices in London and Washington DC, EIA is an independent, international campaigning organisation committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime such as the illegal trade in wildlife, illegal logging and trade in timber species, and the world-wide trade in ozone depleting substances. Its website includes information about its current campaigns and action, news, a photo gallery and links.

  • WHO - Healthy Cities and urban governance

    22 May 2003

    A good overview on the connections between the urban environment and human health.

  • Cancer Prevention Coalition

    1 April 2003

    Fighting for a safer environment at home, in the community and at work, this US-based Cancer Prevention Coalition of leading independent experts and citizen activists aims to reduce escalating cancer rates through public education, advocacy and public policy initiatives. Its website includes publications, essential links, product alerts and other sources of useful information.

  • Third World Network

    22 May 2002

    TWN, based in Malaysia, is an international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South relations. Its website contains a wealth of information on trade, environment, human and women's rights issues, from a broad developing world perspective. It also includes publications, papers, action alerts and UN statements.

  • Basel Action Network (BAN)

    1 March 2002

    Basel Action Network (BAN) is a global network of activists working for global environmental justice and against trade in toxic wastes, toxic technologies and toxic products.

  • Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC)

    1 March 2002

    Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) is a 20 year community-based coalition that advocates for cleaner production, and sustainable occupational and environmental health practices within the electronics industry.

  • Environmental Health Project

    8 August 2001

    This organisation has many publications on water, sanitation, indoor air pollution and other aspects of environmental health, many of which are available electronically from its website.

  • HORIZON Solutions

    13 July 2001

    The HORIZON Solutions site presents readily accessible answers to problems in environment, health, population and development. The site is a collaborative effort of HORIZON with UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, Unicef, the International Development Research Centre, Yale University and HORIZON's colleagues as Harvard University.