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UNEP issues streamlined inventory of sources of information on persistent organic pollutants
Geneva/Nairobi, November 1999 - Countries will have better access to data on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) worldwide, as a result of the streamlined inventory of information sources now available from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Tuesday 30 Nov 1999
Promoting the linkages between environment and trade policy
Nairobi, 25 November 1999 - Ahead of the 3rd World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting, to be held in Seattle from 30 November to 3 December 1999, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling for a more coherent and integrated approach to trade and environment policy-making. According to UNEP Executive Director, Klaus Toepfer, such an approach, which should maximise the environmental benefits of trade, is a necessary step towards achieving the goal of sustainable development world-wide.
Thursday 25 Nov 1999
Alarming decline of migratory animals
Cape Town/Nairobi, 19 November 1999 - Elephant populations in western and central Africa are still in decline. Sturgeons, important for their caviar production, are in dramatic decline because of over-exploitation, pollution of rivers and coastal marine areas and other man-made impacts.
Thursday 18 Nov 1999
Antarctic ozone hole as big as ever
Nairobi/New York, 17 November 1999 - The ozone "hole" in the Antarctic is as big as ever, cautioned the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today. The hole covers an area of 22 million quare kilometres - an expanse more than twice the size of mainland China.
Wednesday 17 Nov 1999
Expert group meeting of financial engineering instruments to promote cleaner production investments
Kaunas/Paris /Nairobi, November 1999 - How to prepare creditworthy investment proposals to financial institutions for small- and medium-scale industrial projects that would be good and efficient business without depleting resources and burdening the environment.
Thursday 11 Nov 1999
2000 will be a critical year for reversing greenhouse gas emissions trends
Nairobi, 8 November 1999 - The fate of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from industrialized countries will be determined over the next twelve months, Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said here today.
Monday 08 Nov 1999
Towards the global use of life cycle assessment
Nairobi, November 1999 - The new publication Towards the Global Use of Life Cycle Assessment describes recent initiatives taken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to determine the level of acceptance and adoption of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) world-wide.
Wednesday 03 Nov 1999
United Nations premier environmental prize awarded to Nobel laureate, Mario J. Molina
Nairobi/New York, 3 November 1999 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that the 1999 UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize has been awarded to scientist and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Mario J. Molina for his outstanding global contributions in the field of atmospheric chemistry.
Wednesday 03 Nov 1999
Stronger safeguards proposed for endangered migratory animals
Nairobi/Bonn, 2 November, 1999 - Government experts from the 100 member states of the Bonn Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa from 6 - 16 November to consider tougher international protection for a number of migratory birds, dolphins, antelopes and sturgeons.
Tuesday 02 Nov 1999
Poverty and high consumption are key forces causing climate change, says UNEP
Bonn, 2 November 1999 - The grinding poverty of billions of the world's people, combined with the extremely high consumption levels of millions living in industrialized countries, are the two major causes of climate change and other environmental degradation, Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said here today.
Tuesday 02 Nov 1999
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