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Scientific Innovator and Environmental Champion Wins
One of the world's great environmental thinkers and innovators, who has married life in the glittering halls of academia with on-the-ground livelihood and development schemes for the rural poor, has won this year's prestigious UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize.
Wednesday 30 Oct 2002
Vital Climate Graphics: Africa
Illustrates impacts on water, health and food due to climate change
Tuesday 29 Oct 2002
State of Globe's Coral Reefs Chronicled on New, ReefBase, Net Site
News Release from the WorldFish Center; International Coral Reef Action Network and the United Nations Environment Programme
Monday 28 Oct 2002
Mountain Wildernesses: Increasingly Threatened by Farms, Roads, Fires and Wars
New UNEP Report to be Key Contribution for Bishkek Mountain Summit
Wednesday 23 Oct 2002
New Series of Vital Climate Graphics to be launched 30 October at Climate Conference in New Dehli.
28 color graphics looking at the effects and consequenses of climate change in Africa.
Friday 18 Oct 2002
Governments prepare for Kyoto Protocol starting gun
New Delhi climate conference to put spotlight on clean technology, adaptation and national action to cut greenhouse emissions
Wednesday 16 Oct 2002
Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals
"The record of the international community in the first two years of implementing the Millennium Declaration is, at best, mixed. Some Millennium goals have benefited from the hard decisions and courageous reforms that are needed. Others have not. "In the remaining thirteen years, progress must be made on a much broader front. Otherwise, the ringing words of the Declaration will serve only as grim reminders - of human needs neglected, and promises unmet."
Friday 04 Oct 2002
Masai Women in Drought-Busting Water Project
UNEP Today Hands Over Low Cost Rainwater Harvesting to Kenyan Pastoralists
Friday 27 Sep 2002
"Jaws" Wins Tough New Protection from Human Predators
Nations Agree to Conserve Scores of Species from the Great White to a Blind Dolphin
Wednesday 25 Sep 2002
Camels Able to Survive on Salt Water and Sandals Likely to Get Conservation Boost
The Fate of 36 Migratory Species, Including the Wild Bactrian Camel, the World's Largest Fish and the Amazonian Manatee, To Be Decided by Over 100 Countries
Wednesday 18 Sep 2002
UNEP to assess environmental damage in Afghanistan
Five teams totalling 20 Afghani and international scientists and experts will depart Kabul today to collect samples and examine sites around the country in the first-ever effort to assess how 30 years of conflict have affected Afghanistan's environment.
Thursday 12 Sep 2002
Water for African Cities
While 1.1 billion people or 18 per cent of the world's population lack access to safe drinking water, in many African cities, up to 50 per cent of the water is wasted through leakages or is unaccounted for, while many water sources are being polluted. What is worse, bucket for bucket, the poor often pay up to fifty times as much as the rich for this precious resource.
Wednesday 04 Sep 2002
Work Man Like Plan Agreed to Fight Against Poverty and Fight for Sustainable Development Says Klaus Toepfer
Nations Accept Environment's Key Role in Delivering a Healthier and Cleaner World
Wednesday 04 Sep 2002
Massive Destruction of Great Ape Habitats Likely Over the Next 30 Years Unless Current Trends Reversed
News Comes as UK Government, United Nations Foundation and International Fund for Animal Welfare Give Cash Backing to GRASP Partnership
Tuesday 03 Sep 2002
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