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Governments postpone adoption of biosafety treaty
Cartagena/Nairobi, 24 February 1999 - Officials from 138 governments suspended talks in Cartagena, Columbia, today when they were unable to finalize the text of a legally binding protocol on reducing risks related to the transboundary movement ...
Tuesday 23 Feb 1999
CITES to permit highly controlled sales of existing ivory stocks from Namibia and Zimbabwe
Nairobi, 11 February 1999- The Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) agreed yesterday to allow Namibia and Zimbabwe to each go forward with a single shipment of existin ...
Monday 15 Feb 1999
Governments to finalize and adopt biosafety protocol
Nairobi/MontrealL, 10 February 1999 - Some 170 governments are meeting in Cartagena, Colombia from 15 to 23 February to finalize and adopt a legally-binding agreement on reducing any potential risks resulting from the transboundary movement of ...
Wednesday 10 Feb 1999
Tourism and the environment: Enemies or allies?
Nairobi, 4 February 1999 - Dr. Richard Leakey, Director of the Kenya Wildlife Service, will today chair a round table to be attended by participants at the twentieth Governing Council session of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) a ...
Monday 08 Feb 1999
UNEP, Guardian of the Global Environment, Governments agree increased budget for UNEP and endorse organisational reform as 20th Governing Council ends today
Nairobi, 5 February 1999 - At the end of the 20th session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme, governments have given a clear signal that UNEP is, and must continue to be, (in the words of UNEP Executive Directo ...
Monday 08 Feb 1999
Globalisation, civil society and governance:
03 February 1999 - The Challenges for the 21st Century by Anil Agarwal (Director, CSE)
Wednesday 03 Feb 1999
Telecom giants to brief UNEP governing council on industry environmental achievements and challenges
Nairobi, 3 February 1999 - Senior officials from the telecommunications industry, world leaders in innovative technologies, will be taking part in a special round table discussion on Thursday, 4 February, during this week's session of the G ...
Wednesday 03 Feb 1999
UNEP report highlights environmental impact of recent fire disasters
Nairobi, February 1999 - Over the past two years, many small- scale wildfires have quickly escalated into large-scale, uncontrolled disasters, with enormous environmental and human consequences, according to a new report from the United Nations ...
Tuesday 02 Feb 1999
UNEP initiates assistance to countries with economies in transititon to expedite their compliance with the Montreal Protocol
Nairobi, January 1999 - A major initiative was taken to assist Countries with Economies in Transition (CEITs) to enable them to be in compliance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Two Regional Workshops aimed ...
Tuesday 02 Feb 1999
60 million dollars for the global environmental voice - is that to much to ask for?
Nairobi, 1 February 1999- Delivering his policy statement today at the opening of the 20th session of UNEP's Governing Council, UN Environment Programme Executive Director, Klaus Toepfer, said that the realisation of his vision for UNEP &qu ...
Monday 01 Feb 1999
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