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
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
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