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Young musicians seek public support in their efforts to promote healthier environment
Nairobi/Hamburg, 26 September - Today at 10 a.m. in Hamburg, Germany, the United World Philharmonic youth orchestra and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will hold a press conference to launch a programme in support of an upcoming concert in Kyoto, Japan for the opening of the Kyoto Climate Change Conference. The concert is scheduled to be held on 30 November 1997.
Friday 19 Sep 1997
UNEP hosts third global training programme in environmental law and policy
Nairobi, 17 September- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is hosting a three-week Global Training Programme in Environmental Law and Policy from 22 September to 9 October 1997 here in Nairobi.
Thursday 18 Sep 1997
Governments strengthen controls on methyl bromide, illegal chlorofluorocarbon trade
Nairobi/Montreal, 18 September 1997-Some 110 Governments attending the ninth Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer have agreed to tighten restrictions on several destructive chemicals.
Thursday 18 Sep 1997
Experts work towards implementation of climate change convention
Nairobi/Paris, September 1997 - In Paris, last week, a group of experts from Governments, industry, academia and non- governmental organizations met to discuss "Mutually Beneficial Incentives" for Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Participants in this meeting were drawn from developed and developing countries and those with economies in transition.
Thursday 18 Sep 1997
Fifth annual clean up the world campaign to involve record number of countries
Nairobi - 15 September 1997- In an inspiring display of global cooperation, 40 million people from Brazil to Brunei, Tanzania to Thailand will take part in the fifth annual Clean Up the World Campaign scheduled to take place from 19 - 21 September in more than 110 countries.
Monday 15 Sep 1997
United Nations top environmental prize goes to Barbara Pyle, environmental media activist from the USA
Nairobi, 3 October 1997- The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that the 1997 UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize has been awarded to Ms. Barbara Pyle, Vice President of Environmental Policy, Turner Broadcasting System and CNN's Environmental Editor.
Saturday 13 Sep 1997
Prime Minister of Norway Opens Green Lane on the Internet
4 September 1997 - Official opening of the UNEPnet/Mercure satellite station at Arendal
Thursday 04 Sep 1997
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