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UNEP calls for urgent action on climate change
Nairobi/Geneva, 22 July 1998 - Following scientific reports that 1998 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) urged policymakers today to take immediate action to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Wednesday 22 Jul 1998
Synergetic Cooperation between WHO/EPI and UNEP IE in the Refrigeration Sector
Nairobi, June 1998- The World Health Organization's Expanded Programme for Immunization (WHO/EPI) and the United Nations Environment Programme, Industry and Environment (UNEP IE), through its OzonAction Programme, launched a partnership for training activities in the refrigeration sector. The agreement for such partnership was initiated at the 1998 Technet Consultation of WHO/EPI in Copenhagen, 16-20 March 1998.
Friday 10 Jul 1998
POPs treaty talks reveal broad consensus on need for action
Montreal/Nairobi,3 July 1998- Officials from 92 countries conclude their first round of talks here today on how to minimize and eventually eliminate emissions and releases of persistent organic pollutants such as DDT and PCBs, after reaching early agreement on the way forward.
Friday 10 Jul 1998
UNEP Executive Director congratulates America and China on environmental achievements of last week's US-China Summit
Nairobi, 8 July 1998- Following meetings today with a representative from the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to UNEP, and (in his personal capacity) the Permanent Representative from the United States of America, Mr Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), stressed the importance of last week's historic U.S.-China Summit for the global environment.
Friday 10 Jul 1998
World Population Day - 11 July 1998
Nairobi, 10 July 1998-"The World Population Day is a good occasion to reflect on the links between people, their wellbeing, and the environment. The population issue is not about numbers in the abstract; it is about human wellbeing - present and future.
Friday 10 Jul 1998
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