Ipieca has released a new publication - Dispersant storage, maintenance, transport and testing. This was produced in support of the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on surface and subsurface dispersant. Dispersant use can mitigate the overall impact of an oil spill by removing oil from the sea's surface, thereby protecting marine mammals, birds, coastal habitats and shorelines. The oil and shipping industries and their regulators place a high priority on the prevention of oil spills.
The 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights starts today in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together over 2,000 participants from government, business, and non-governmental organizations to discuss business-related human rights topics and share ideas and good practice. The forum aims to progress the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This year the theme is Realizing Access to Effective Remedy and draws on the third pillar of the UNGPs:
A joint UNDP, IFC, Ipieca and ICMM side event summaryOn Wednesday, 20th of September, UNDP, IFC, Ipieca and ICMM co-hosted an event at the sidelines of the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
On Wednesday 20 September, Ipieca co-hosted an event with UNDP, IFC, and ICMM - The Oil, Gas and Mining Industries and the 2030 Agenda: Partnerships and Participation to Accelerate Progress. The event was held alongside the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.