Environmental News Pegs

Environmental News Pegs

Environmental News Pegs

JANUARY
01: Montreal Protocol entered into force (1989)


FEBRUARY
02: World Wetlands Day (annual)
04: World Cancer Day (annual) – see Carcinogens and Cancer Clusters
16: Kyoto Protocol entered into force (2005)
24: Rotterdam Convention entered into force (2004)


MARCH

3: World Wildlife Day (annual)

11: Beginning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster (2011)
21: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change entered into force (1994)
22: Basel Convention adopted (1989)
22: UN World Water Day (annual)
24: Exxon Valdez oil spill (1989) – see Oil Spills
28: Three Mile Island nuclear accident (1978) – see Nuclear Power Plants and Radiation

28: Earth Hour Day (begins at 8:30 pm local time)


APRIL
07: UN World Health Day

20: BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico (2010) – see Oil Spills
22: Earth Day (annual)

22: Paris Agreement Signed in New York (2016)
26: Chernobyl nuclear disaster (1986) – see Nuclear Power Plants and Radiation
date varies: World Malaria Day (annual) – see Vector-borne Diseases


MAY
05: Basel Convention entered into force (1992)
09: 21: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted (1992)
17: Stockholm Convention entered into force (2004)
22 May – International Day for Biological Diversity (see UN Convention on Biological Diversity)
23: Stockholm Convention adopted (2001)


JUNE
05: UN Convention on Biological Diversity adopted (1992)
05: UN World Environment Day (annual)
17: UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (annual) – see Drought


JULY
10: Sinking of Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior by France (1985)
10: Seveso chemical disaster, Italy (1976) – see Oil Spills and Chemical Disasters


AUGUST
dates vary: World Water Week conference in Stockholm (annual) – see Water-borne Diseases


SEPTEMBER
10: Rotterdam Convention adopted (1998)
16: UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (annual) – see Ozone, CFCs and the Montreal Protocol
16: Montreal Protocol adopted (1987)
22: UN World Car-Free Day (annual) – see Air Pollution (Outdoor)


OCTOBER
16: UN World Food Day (annual)


NOVEMBER
6: UN International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (annual) – see Warfare
21: World Fisheries Day (annual)


DECEMBER
03: Bhopal chemical disaster, India (1984) – see Oil Spills and Chemical Disasters
11: Kyoto Protocol adopted (1997)
22: Murder of Brazilian environmental activist Chico Mendes (1988)
29: UN Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force (1993)

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