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Netherlands Gives Big Backing to UNEP in Run Up to World Summit on Sustainable Development
Nairobi, 28 November 2001 - The Government of the Netherlands have almost doubled their contribution to the core budget of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the year 2001, it was announced today.
Wednesday 28 Nov 2001
Toepfer Wins Second Term at UNEP
Nairobi, 22 November 2001 - Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has been re-elected for a second term.
Friday 23 Nov 2001
Urgent Action Needed To Protect The Marine Environment
New York, 20 November 2001 - The negative effects of land-based activities on seas and coasts are growing both in scale and type, and are increasingly damaging the environment, scientists are warning.
Tuesday 20 Nov 2001
Environmental Issues Make Significant Progress At Key Trade Talks
Nairobi, 15 November 2001 - Environment, fighting poverty and the push towards sustainable development have moved towards the centre of the international trade debate following the historic Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Doha, Qatar.
Thursday 15 Nov 2001
World Travel Market 2001 ? Environmental Awareness Day
London, 14 November 2001 - Responsible tourism is the job of everyone involved. It is the job of governments and local authorities, the industry including training schools and hotel managers, of tour operators and the tourists themselves.
Wednesday 14 Nov 2001
Climate Change: Billions Across the Tropics Face Hunger and Soaring Temperatures
Marrakech/Nairobi/Manila 8 November, 2001 - Harvests of some of the world's most important food crops could fall by as much as a third in some crucial parts of the planet as a result of climate change, scientists are warning.
Thursday 08 Nov 2001
The State of World Population 2001
New York 7 November 2001 - Human activity has affected every part of the planet, no matter how remote, and every ecosystem, from the simplest to the most complex. Everywhere we face critical decisions, according to The State of World Population 2001 report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Wednesday 07 Nov 2001
Eco-Economy Offers Alternative to Middle East Oil
7 Nov 2001 - "For the first time since the oil age began, the world has the technology to wean itself from petroleum coming from the politically volatile Middle East," says Lester R. Brown in his new book, Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth.
Wednesday 07 Nov 2001
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