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31 March 2000 - Reduseres klimautslippene i Norge med gasskraftverk? Hvor ligger Norges siste villmarker? Hvorfor er noen isbjørner tvekjønna? Hvilke bygninger er fredet i din hjemkommune? Fakta om dette og en rekke andre miljøtema finner du på Miljøstatus i Norge (http://www.miljo.no/miljostatus), miljøforvaltningens nye storsatsing på nettet.

Friday 31 Mar 2000

Nairobi, 27 March 2000 - The fourth round of negotiations on a global treaty on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) concluded on 25 March 2000, with governments reaffirming eventual elimination as the goal of the Convention and including exemptions for use of DDT in controlling malaria mosquitoes and for existing uses of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), subject to periodic review. Intensive discussions also laid the basis for deciding on technical and financial assistance at the last round of negotiations, to be held from 4-9 December, 2000 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Monday 27 Mar 2000

The Hague/Nairobi, 22 March 2000 - Determined to elaborate rules, criteria and procedures for responsibility and liability in the protection of transboundary watercourses against pollution, the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes will take place from 23 to 25 March 2000 in the Hague.

Wednesday 22 Mar 2000

Nairobi, 21 March 2000 - Wednesday 22 March, marks the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. With the adoption of that Convention, the foundation was laid for concerted efforts to protect the ozone layer.

Tuesday 21 Mar 2000

Bonn, 20 March 2000 - Statement by Mr. Klaus Toepfer Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme at Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee For a Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (INC-4) Convened by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Tuesday 21 Mar 2000

GENEVA, 21 March 2000 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has confirmed to the United Nations that depleted uranium (DU) was used during the Kosovo conflict. But, according to the Joint UNEP/UNCHS Balkans Task Force (BTF) the information provided is not of sufficient detail to facilitate an accurate field assessment of the environmental and human health consequences of its us at the present time.

Tuesday 21 Mar 2000

New Delhi, 21 February 2000 - Speech by Klaus Toepfer

 

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

* It is my great pleasure to participate in this symposium on "Environmental Security, Stable Social Order and Culture". I must also take this opportunity to especially welcome one of our distinguished panelists - Madame Shabana Azmi. I know all of you will join me in congratulating her on her winning the prestigious Filmfare Best Actress of the year Award. We must recognize that films like ideas have consequences. They shape the concepts and vocabularies that we use to approach the problems of our time.

Monday 20 Mar 2000

Bonn/Geneva/Nairobi, 20 March 2000 - Representatives from more than 110 countries convened in Bonn today to participate in the fourth round of negotiations on an international legally binding treaty on persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, being held from 20-25 March 2000.

Monday 20 Mar 2000

19 Mar 2000 - The battle for the conservation of water will be won or lost in the mega-cities of the world,? said Mr. Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of UNEP and Acting Executive Director of Habitat in his opening speech to the delegates attending the international symposium on Water and Megacities held on 19th March during the Second World Water Forum in the Hague.

Sunday 19 Mar 2000

Nairobi/Bangkok, 9 March 2000 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today expressed support for the Indonesian Government's rapid response to the forest fire emergency in Sumatra. UNEP's Asia-Pacific Regional Director Nirmal Andrews said he was concerned at the prospect of a repeat of the fires that caused months of choking haze throughout the South East Asia region in 1997 and 1998.

Thursday 09 Mar 2000

Nairobi, 8 March 2000 - The International Women's Day on 8 March every year is a day devoted to honouring women's epic struggle for freedom and social and economic equality. It is a day dedicated to assessing progress in their fight for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change.

Wednesday 08 Mar 2000

Nairobi, March, 2000 - In response to the catastrophic flooding and at the request of the Mozambique government, staff from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) have joined the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team working in the area.

Tuesday 07 Mar 2000

Nairobi/Geneva, 7 March 2000 - A team of international experts is meeting in Geneva to start preparing a scientifically-based, independent report on the environmental impacts of the cyanide spill at the site of the gold and silver producing company, AURUL S.A., at Baia Mare, Romania on January 31st.

Tuesday 07 Mar 2000

Paris/Nairobi, March 2000 - On 1st March, three Japanese financial institutions endorsed the Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development - the environmental principles of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Financial Institutions Initiative on the Environment. In so doing, Nikko Securities, Nikko Asset Management and the Good Bankers Co. Ltd. became the first Japanese signatories to this Initiative. The Presidents and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the three companies attended the signing ceremony in Tokyo.

Friday 03 Mar 2000
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