15 September 2000 - An environment report that is considered a benchmark was launched the 15th of September in Bergen, Norway. The launch occurred at the opening of a meeting between ministers and leaders from organizations and agencies from around the world. The report World Resources 2000-2001: People and Ecosystems, The Fraying Web of Life, was launched by UNDP, UNEP, the World Bank and World Resources Institute. More than 175 scientists have contributed to this worldwide research work, which took more than a year to complete.
Friday 15 Sep 2000
14 September 2000 - In 1960, the Aral Sea in Central Asia was one of the largest inland water reservoirs in the world. By 2000, the level of the Aral Sea had dropped by more than 15 meters. According to estimates by the Scientific-Information Centre of the Inter-State Committee for Water Coordination and a forecast published by the World Bank and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, already by 2010 all water in the Aral Sea basin may be completely used up by the growing economy.
Thursday 14 Sep 2000
Geneva/Skopje, 11 September 2000 - During the next two weeks, an international team of experts assembled by the United Nations Environment Programme will visit Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to assess the environmental damage caused by the Kosovo conflict and the institutional capacity of the two governments to address environmental problems.
Monday 11 Sep 2000