New G-A Publication
31 January 1999 - G-A Occasional Paper - Information Management: The Environment and Natural Resources Information Network (ENRIN) in Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS", by Otto Simonett, Dan Claasen, Nickolai Denisov and Claudia Heberlein.
Sunday 31 Jan 1999
Progress made on POPs treaty during second round og talks
Nairobi, 29 January 1999- Negotiators made solid progress in drafting a global treaty to reduce and eliminate environmental emissions and discharges of persistent organic pollutants or POPs during five days of talks here this week.
Friday 29 Jan 1999
Ministers to debate global environment Agenda
Nairobi, 28 January 1999- The twentieth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme, (UNEP, the global environmental authority), opens on Monday 1 February here at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. The week-long Council meeting, a forum for the international community to address major and emerging environmental policy issues, will be attended by environment ministers and government representatives from around the world. It culminates in a "high-level" segment from 4 to 5 February.
Friday 29 Jan 1999
Talks reopen on persistent organic pollutants (POPS) Treaty
Nairobi, 25 January 1999 - The second round of talks on a global treaty to reduce and eliminate environmental emissions and discharges of persistent organic pollutants like DDT and PCBs opens today in Nairobi in response to world-wide concern.
Friday 22 Jan 1999
Omfattende støtteprogram til russisk urbefolkning diskuteres i Karasjok
20 Jan 1999 - Sametingspresident Sven-Roald Nystø åpner i morgen et to-dagers arbeidsseminar der et omfattende støtteprogram til russisk urbefolkning vil bli diskutert. Seminaret arrangeres i samarbeid mellom Sametinget og FN's miljøprogram UNEP v/GRID-Arendal, med støtte fra Utenriksdepartementet.
Wednesday 20 Jan 1999
Wind power set new record in 1998. Fastest growing energy source, replaces climate change gas emissions
13 Jan 1999 - The world added 2,100 megawatts of new wind energy generating capacity in 1998, a new all-time record, and 35 percent more than was added in 1997, according to preliminary estimates by the Worldwatch Institute, writes Christopher Flavin. The new wind turbines added in 1998 have pushed overall wind generating capacity worldwide to 9,600 megawatts at the end of this year-double the capacity in place three years earlier. These wind turbines will generate roughly 21 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 1999-enough for 3.5 million suburban homes.
Wednesday 13 Jan 1999
1999 - A year of achievements for the global environment?
11 Jan 1999- The ending of one year and beginning of the new one provides an opportunity to take a longer perspective. It is the time to look back and to look ahead. It is a time to acknowledge failures and achievements. And it is also the time to consider the challenges for the future.
Monday 11 Jan 1999