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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 the approximately 3.5 billion people that live in the world's coastal areas.
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 agricultural research projects.
Friday 14 Nov 1997
International Legally Binding Instrument for the Application of the Prior Informed Consent Procedure (PIC) for Certain Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. Fourth session.
Rome, 21 October 1997 -This session of the intergovernmental committee has a vital mandate. This is not a bureaucratic exercise. The questions that you will consider deal directly with the future of life on Earth.
Friday 07 Nov 1997
New Internet Resource on Indonesia Forest Fires Available
Nairobi, 28 October 1997-Forest fires continue to burn in Indonesia. They have spread smoke over much of South-East Asia for weeks, causing widespread health alarms and ecological disaster.
Monday 03 Nov 1997
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