Win a copy of UNEP’S
Answer these three questions (you can find all the answers in this issue of Our Planet) and tell us in not more than 15 words what can be done to reduce the threats to the environment from the use of chemicals.

1. Where is the current Global Ministerial Environment Forum being held?

2. After which Swedish city is the international Convention on POPs named?

3. What does PIC stand for?

‘I believe the best way of reducing the threats to the environment from the use of chemicals is...

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First prize, a copy of GEO 3, UNEP’s assessment of the state of the global environment (to be published in May 2002). Three runner-up prizes of UNEP’s Focus on Your World postcard book.

Entries must be received by SMI, PO BOX 119, PIN GREEN, STEVENAGE, HERTFORDSHIRE SG1 4TP, UK, or no later than 1 May 2002.

The winner and runners up will be chosen by a panel consisting of UNEP’s Executive Director, its Director of Information, and the Editor of Our Planet from the entries received. The decision of the judges is final. This competition is closed to all those working for UNEP, Banson, Robquestprint, SMI, and all other companies and organizations associated with the production of Our Planet magazine and their families. A full set of rules is available on application from

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Chemicals and the environment

This issue:
Contents | Editorial K. Toepfer | Open doors | Progress and possibilities | A further step | Achieving the vision | Wake-up call | Special feature: Security in a shrinking world | 2001 UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize | Competition | Global housekeeping | Disrupting life’s messages | Ubiquitous and dangerous | Briefing: Much done, much still to do | Briefing: Getting on top of the POPs | Briefing: First line of defence | Reversing the burden of proof