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Monday 24 August 1998 - The State Environmental Protection Administration of China, SEPA, in co-operation with GRID-Arendal in Norway has prepared a State of the Environment China report to be presented on the Internet. The report will be launched Monday 24 from Beijing at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences.

Monday 24 Aug 1998

Friday August 14 1998 - Guro Fjellanger, the Norwegian Minister of Environment, visited GRID-Arendal to review its progress. The Minister, accompanied by senior officials from her Ministry, held broad discussions with experts from GRID-Arendal, on the use of the Internet in State of the Environment reporting and the implementation of the Norwegian supported UNEPnet programme.

Monday 17 Aug 1998

Geneva, 9 July 1998 - Some 300 delegates from 97 countries attending the Open-ended Working Group on the Montreal Protocol here have concluded their deliberations on efforts to protect the Earth's ozone shield. Their proposals will now be forwarded to the Meeting of the Parties, which will take place in Cairo this November, for decisions and action.

Friday 07 Aug 1998

NAIROBI, 7 August 1998 - The framework document of the Rio Summit, Agenda 21, recognizes that indigenous peoples are a major group that has much to contribute to the cause of environmental sustainability; because of their knowledge and traditional practices, they have a vital role in environmental management and development. Over the years and through many generations, a holistic traditional knowledge of their lands, natural resources and environment has evolved.

Friday 07 Aug 1998
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