News > Press releases

Press releases

UNEP recommends studies of Depleted Uranium in Iraq
UNEP is recommending that a scientific assessment of sites targeted with weapons containing depleted uranium (DU) be conducted in Iraq as soon as conditions permit.
Monday 07 Apr 2003
Baghdad fires pose risks to human health
Air pollution from Baghdad fires poses risks for human health and the environment, says UNEP.
Monday 31 Mar 2003
UNCLOS workshop at GRID-Arendal
The just division of the continental shelf is on the programme when GRID-Arendal this week hosts an international workshop for the United Nations Convention on Ocean's and Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Monday 31 Mar 2003
GRID-Arendal director gets director job in UNEP
Svein Tveitdal, managing director of GRID-Arendal, has been appointed to the position of Director of the Division of Environmental Conventions (DEC) and the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) in UNEP effective from June 1st 2003.
Friday 28 Mar 2003
UNEP Desk Study of the Environment in Iraq (in progress, 2003)
UNEP's Post Conflict Assessment Unit (PCAU) has initiated a Desk Study of the environment in Iraq, aimed at providing a rapid and timely overview of key environmental issues in the context of the current conflict.
Friday 28 Mar 2003
Depleted uranuim contamination found in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Low-level DU contamination found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNEP calls for precaution.
Tuesday 25 Mar 2003
The Marshlands of Mesopotamia are likely to disappear
‘Garden of Eden’ in Southern Iraq Likely to Disappear Completely in Five Years Unless Urgent Action Taken. UNEP Says Post-War Rehabilitation Should Include the Marshlands of Mesopotamia for the Sake of People and Wildlife.
Saturday 22 Mar 2003
UNEP initiates environmental post-conflict study in Iraq
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that its Post Conflict Assessment Unit (PCAU) has initiated a desk study of the environment in Iraq.
Friday 21 Mar 2003
Conflict or Cooperation: Pioneering Atlas on Freshwater Charts the Choices
Around 150 river basins, upon which millions of people depend for drinking water, irrigation and in some cases energy, could be the flashpoints for future disputes unless urgent action is taken.
Wednesday 19 Mar 2003
New e-Learner newsletter now available
Higher education on the Internet breaks down barriers to education. Makerere University in Uganda is the newest teaching partner in a UN initiative to create a Global Virtual University (GVU). Read about this and more in the GVU bi-monthly newsletter: The e-Learner.
Saturday 01 Mar 2003
E-Learning for a sustainable future
Roles of partner universities, the online pedagogy and the technology intended to be used at the new UN Global Virtual University (GVU) are all topics explained and discussed in this new brochure: The Global Virtual University, e-Learning for a sustainable future.
Saturday 01 Mar 2003
Governments Back Environmental Rescue Plan for the Occupied Palestinian Territories
UNEP Governing Council 3-7 February 2003: Environment for Development
Friday 07 Feb 2003
Afghanistan's wetlands and birdlife bear brunt of war and drought
Environment minister appeals for international assistance
Thursday 06 Feb 2003
Power Stations Threaten People and Wildlife with Mercury Poisoning
Mercury poisoning of the planet could be significantly reduced by curbing pollution from power stations.
Monday 03 Feb 2003
A Tale of Two Peaks: Kenyan Mountains Highlight Stark Choices Facing World's Environment Ministers in Quest for Sustainable Development
A global assessment of mercury pollution and the environmental condition of conflict areas, from the Middle East to Afghanistan, will be among the crucial issues to be discussed by a global gathering of environment ministers.
Friday 31 Jan 2003
Environmental Stories from Central Asia
Award-winning journalists from five countries participated in an environmental journalism workshop in Kazakhstan, producing twenty stories in Russian and English.
Thursday 30 Jan 2003
UNEP report chronicles environmental damage of the Afghanistan conflict
Afghan authorities cooperate in developing green agenda for reconstruction efforts.
Wednesday 29 Jan 2003
Plant for the Planet, The International Tree Planting Campaign, Launched
Young People from Africa Join Youth from Across the Globe at UNEP's Governing Council.
Tuesday 28 Jan 2003
Study on the Environment of the Occupied Palestinian Territories Released
Nairobi, January 2003 - A report on the environmental situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories was today published on the Internet.
Thursday 23 Jan 2003
Switch to Unleaded Petrol ‘In Sight’ for Africa
Voluntary Initiative, Born Out of WSSD, Set to Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits to Continent's 800 Million Citizens.
Wednesday 22 Jan 2003
All (1051)
2014 (3)
2013 (13)
2012 (7)
2011 (29)
2010 (34)
2009 (54)
2008 (48)
2007 (31)
2006 (31)
2005 (38)
2004 (44)
2003 (85)
August (5)
July (2)
June (14)
May (9)
April (3)
March (10)
January (11)
2002 (104)
2001 (114)
2000 (71)
1999 (143)
1998 (119)
1997 (76)
1996 (7)