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A Tale of Two Countries Links Developed World Fishing Subsidies with Environmental and Social Impacts
Nairobi/Geneva, 27 December 2001 - Developing countries which open up their waters to foreign fishing fleets may lose far more than they gain, studies show.
Thursday 27 Dec 2001
New Report from UN Secretary-General Outlines Vision for Building a Secure Future at Next Year's Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development
20 December 2001 - "Progress towards the goals established at Rio has been slower than anticipated and in some respects conditions are worse than they were ten years ago," according to a new report issued by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today. But with strong political will, practical steps, and strong partnerships, several key hurdles that have caused the rather uneven results in the implementation of sustainable development can be overcome, he said.
Thursday 20 Dec 2001
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
International Effort to Pin Point Some of the World's Best Solar
Nairobi/Paris, 18 December 2001 - A pioneering project to map the solar and wind resource of 13 developing countries is launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Tuesday 18 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
Eradication of armed conflict and hunger essential first steps to protect mountain ecosystems and alleviate poverty in mountain communities
The United Nations, New York, 11 December 2001 - Armed conflict and hunger must be eradicated to protect the world's fragile mountain ecosystems and alleviate the desperate poverty that exists in many mountain communities, said Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, at the global launch of the International Year of Mountains at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Tuesday 11 Dec 2001
Reconstructing War Torn Afghanistan Must Take Environment into Account
Nairobi, 6 December 2001 - Environmental issues should form part of the package being considered by Governments for the rehabilitation of Afghanistan, Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, said today.
Thursday 06 Dec 2001
EEA highlights success stories in expanding renewable energy
Copenhagen, 6 December 2001 - Why has wind energy grown faster in Germany than Britain, and energy from solar panels expanded more quickly in Spain than Greece?
Thursday 06 Dec 2001
Felling Of Forests Adding To World's Water Shortages As Dams Fill Up With Silt
Bonn/Nairobi, 4 December 2001 - Many of the world's reservoirs, upon which billons of people depend for drinking water and food production, are suffering significant reductions in storage capacity as a result of sedimentation, an international conference on freshwater was told today.
Tuesday 04 Dec 2001
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