Air Pollution in Beijing Still Not under Control
Beijing November, 11 Xinhau- The Chinese capital of Beijing, the largest coal-user among the world capitals, does not have air pollution under effective control, said Qu Geping, China's most authoritative environmental expert, here today.
Saturday 14 Nov 1998
Environment ministers welcome efforts on the reform of the United Nations Environment Programme
Buenos Aires/Nairobi, 10 November 1998- Over two hundred delegates including thirty environment ministers attended the third meeting of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) High-level Committee of Ministers and Officials in Buenos Aires. The meeting, held on the margins of the Fourth Conference to the Parties (COP-4) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), focused on UNEP's contribution to the next meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), the ongoing reform of UNEP, as well as important issues related to the environmental aspects of oceans, tourism and other issues.
Wednesday 11 Nov 1998
Central America: Quality of Environmental Quality Shows Rapid Decline
Washington, November 3, 1998- At the same time that Central America had developed ecological reserves, the environmental quality of the biologically-diverse region was in rapid decline, according to "State of Environment," a joint report by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations, and international financial institutions.
Friday 06 Nov 1998
EU Vows to Continue Fight Against Climate Change
Brussels, October 30 1998, Xinhau- The European Union (EU) will continue to take a leading role in making efforts to continue the fight against climate change and to protect environment, said the European Commission here Friday.
Wednesday 04 Nov 1998
Continued collaboration required to ensure results from Buenos Aires Climate talks
Buenos Aires/Nairobi, 3 November 1998- On the opening day of the Climate Change Treaty talks yesterday in Buenos Aires, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Klaus Toepfer, called for effective cooperation and collaboration among all players, in order to "repair the environment and forestall a climate catastrophe."
Wednesday 04 Nov 1998