This year may be second warmest on record
December 18, 2001 - Global temperature data for the first 10 months of 2001 indicate that it likely will be the second warmest year since recordkeeping began in 1867. Following the all-time high of 1998, this year's near-record extends a strong trend of rising temperatures that began in the late 1970s. The 15
warmest years since 1867 have all come since 1980.
Thursday 20 Dec 2001
UNEP.Net Freshwater Portal opens
Arendal 17 December 2001 - The declining state of the world's freshwater resources, in terms of quantity and quality, may prove to be the dominant issue on the environment and development agenda of the coming century. About one-third of the world's population lives in countries with moderate to high water stress;
Monday 17 Dec 2001
Can the UN be a powerhouse for the environment?
13th December 2001 - Norwegian Minister of Environment, Børge Brende: "Through more than fifty years the UN has worked for human rights and peace. For this effort the UN and its Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan rightly deserve to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for 2001. The question is whether the UN also can be strengthened to meet the most probable greatest challenge during the next fifty years -the global environmental problems."
Thursday 13 Dec 2001