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New treaty on threatened wildlife and protected areas in Caribbean
Kingston/Nairobi, 20 June 2000 - An international Agreement, which paves the way for greater coordination and protection of marine biodiversity in the wider - Caribbean region, entered into force last week. The treaty, formally called the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW), highlights the region's growing recognition of the need to conserve threatened, endangered and depleted fauna and flora and encourages the sustainable management of the region's coastal and ocean resources.
Wednesday 21 Jun 2000
Kongen og Dronningen orienteres om den globale miljøtilstanden
13 June, 2000 - Kongen og Dronningen vil i forbindelse med sitt besøk i Arendal 19. juni bli orientert om den globale miljøtilstanden. Miljøinformasjonssenteret GRID-Arendal inngår i FNs miljøprogram UNEP, og direktør Svein Tveitdal vil presentere UNEP's siste store miljørapport GEO 2000 oppdatert med siste data fra FNs miljøprogram .
Tuesday 13 Jun 2000
The King and Queen to be informed of the global state of environment
13 June 2000 - The King and Queen of Norway will be informed of the global state of the environment during their visit to Arendal on the 19th of June 2000. The centre for environmental information, GRID - Arendal, is a part of UN's Environment Programme, UNEP. The Managing Director, Svein Tveitdal, will present UNEP's most recent environmental report, GEO-2000, updated with the latest data from the UNEP.
Tuesday 13 Jun 2000
World Environment Day
Nairobi/Adelaide, 5 June 2000 - Every year on 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day an occasion when people the world over come together to demonstrate their commitment to the protection of the environment. With the theme, 2000 The Environment Millennium Time to Act, this years celebrations take on a special significance. This is the first World Environment Day of the Third Millennium.
Monday 05 Jun 2000
World Environment Day 2000
Nairobi/Adelaide, 5 June 2000 - In an effort to raise environmental awareness and action, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling upon individuals and organizations the world over to commemorate World Environment Day on 5 June in a way that will improve people's quality of life.
Monday 05 Jun 2000
Message from the Secretary General World Environment Day - 2000
5 June 2000 - Our quest for a healthy environment is a never-ending process. It should be an integral part of our way of life. The theme for this year's World Environment Day - 2000 - The Environment Millennium - Time to Act ­is a timely reminder of our role in the ecosystem.
Monday 05 Jun 2000
The Secretary-General
5 June 2000 - We may be at the dawn of a new millennium, but the environmental problems we face are painfully familiar. They may even be getting worse. Despite the Earth Summit, and despite success stories like the Montreal Protocol to protect the Ozone Layer, human beings continue to plunder the global environment. Unsustainable practices remain deeply embedded in the fabric of our daily lives. We are failing to protect resources and ecosystems. We are failing to invest enough in alternative technologies, especially for energy. We are failing even to keep the debate alive. These are deeply troubling trends. I recommend four priorities for reversing them.
Monday 05 Jun 2000
United Nations Environment Award
Nairobi, 1 June 2000 - An aboriginal community in Australia, two journalists from Spain and the United States and a wildlife orphanage in South Africa are among this year's 14 winners of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global 500 Award. The outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment of these individuals and organizations from 12 countries on every continent will be officially recognized on 4 June 2000 at a special award ceremony in Adelaide, Australia. The event, hosted by UNEP and the Government of Australia, is part of the main international World Environment Day celebrations.
Thursday 01 Jun 2000
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