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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

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

29 January 1999 - Photo gallery

Friday 29 Jan 1999

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

Nairobi, 29 January 1999 - Mr. Willem Wouter Wijnstekers of The Netherlands has been appointed Secretary-General of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The appointment, announced today by Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, (UNEP, the global environmental authority), which administers the Convention.

Friday 29 Jan 1999

Nairobi, 25 January 1999 - Ninety-seven countries gathered at United Nations Environment Programme headquarters today for the second round of negotiations on a global treaty to reduce and eliminate environmental emissions and discharges of persistent organic pollutants or POPs.

Monday 25 Jan 1999

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

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

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

Nairobi, 9 January 1999 - Appalled by the treatment of environment protesters at Nairobi's Karura Forest yesterday, the United Nations Executive Director, Klaus Toepfer, said that violence and intimidation was not the way to deal with sensitive environmental issues like Karura which, he said, must be handled by a process of dialogue and cooperation.

Tuesday 12 Jan 1999

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

Nairobi, 11 January 1999 - The 20th session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will meet at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1 to 5 February 1999.

Friday 08 Jan 1999
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