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International Conference on Voluntary Business Initiatives for Mitigating Climate Change
Kyoto, 3 December 1997-As we approach a new millennium, the world economy is in transition. Globalization is making the notion of comparative advantage obsolete. Following deregulation of markets and the establishment of regional economic allia ...
Monday 22 Dec 1997
Statement to the High Level Segment of the Third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Kyoto, 8 December 1997-It was the gradual climb in global average temperatures by just 4 degrees Celsius, over the course of several thousand years, that brought the last ice age to an end. What can we expect from a comparable change in tempera ...
Monday 22 Dec 1997
Statement to the 2nd UNEP Conference on Environmental Issues in the Financial Services Sector with Particular Reference to the Insurance Sector
Tokyo, 2 December 1997 -It is a distinct pleasure to welcome you to this second Conference of the UNEP Insurance Initiative on "Environmental Issues in the Financial Services Sector".I want to thank many of you for helping us to struc ...
Monday 22 Dec 1997
Statement on the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of UNEP
Nairobi, 15 December 1997-Spawned by the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, nurtured by the governments of the world, supported in its work by the non-governmental organizations, and thrust onto the public policy agenda by an ideali ...
Monday 22 Dec 1997
UN General Assembly elects Klaus Topfer new Executive Diector of UN Environment Programme
New York/Nairobi,3 December 1997- The UN General Assembly today elected Mr. Klaus Topfer of Germany as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), for a four-year term effective 1 February 1998.
Monday 08 Dec 1997
Statement to the GLOBE Symposium on Climate Change
Kyoto, 7 December 1997-For those of you who have been part of the climate change discussion over the course of the past ten years, challenge and complexity are familiar words. Without doubt, this issue more than any in history, tests our skills ...
Sunday 07 Dec 1997
Insurers call for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
Kyoto, 3 December 1997- Insurance executives speaking on behalf of more than 70 insurers from around the world will address climate change negotiators here in Kyoto, Japan, by urging for an agreement on measures that will prevent a business-as- ...
Wednesday 03 Dec 1997
Insurance executives discuss impact of climate change
Tokyo, 2 December 1997- In association with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), over 200 top level insurance executives and representatives of other financial institutions from more than 10 countries will meet in Tokyo on 2 Decembe ...
Tuesday 02 Dec 1997
UNEP's new office to tackle marine pollution opens in the Hague
Nairobi/The Hague, 19 November 1997-An important step forward will be taken next week in the implementation of an ambitious programme of action dealing with threats to the global marine environment, and the health and economic well- being of th ...
Thursday 20 Nov 1997
Use of GIS in Agricultural Research
14 November 1997 - A publication in the Environmental Information and Assessment Technical Report series UNEP/DEIA/TR.97-9 presents a collection of 43 examples of different applications of GIS and remote sensing techniques in connection with ag ...
Friday 14 Nov 1997
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