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As Global Warming Debate Heats Up, Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change Meets In Nairobi To Review Latest Scientific Findings
Nairobi, 30 March 2001 - An important meeting to chart the future of the official scientific body which advises governments on climate change will take place next week at the Nairobi headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Friday 30 Mar 2001
New web site about Norwegian Environmental Assistance
29 Mar 2001 - A new web site on www.norad.no/environment offers information about Norwegian Environmental Assistance. The site provides information about Norwegian governmental expertise on environmental issues and also about projects Norway is involved in. In addition, you can get an overview of Norway's legislation and policy on environmental development co-operation, as well as information about the countries Norway co-operate with.
Thursday 29 Mar 2001
World Water Day 2001: Water For Health
Nairobi, 22 March 2001 - The water crisis, unlike the energy crisis, is life threatening. The level of suffering and misery represented by these statistics is almost beyond comprehension. And it is the children and women who suffer most.
Thursday 22 Mar 2001
GLOBIO Project: Global methodology for mapping human impacts on the biosphere
21 Mar 2001 - The GLOBIO project, global methodology for mapping human impacts on the biosphere, gives a scientific overview of the cumulative impacts of human activities on the environment at various scales, and provides a tool for present and future policy planning by generating scenarios for sustainable development.
Wednesday 21 Mar 2001
Statement by Klaus Toepfer, UNEP executive director on Climate Change
Copenhagen/Nairobi, 15 March, 01 - Without US leadership, effective global action on climate change may not be possible, said Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The United States of America has much to gain from leading the way into the new low-emissions economy of the 21st century.
Thursday 15 Mar 2001
Environmental Rights Convention Embraces The Electronic Information Age
Nairobi/Geneva/Arendal/Vienna/Szentendre, 13 March 2001 - The goal of giving people and communities across the globe up-to-the minute access to high quality environmental information has moved a step closer, it was announced today (TUESDAY).
Tuesday 13 Mar 2001
Environmental Rights Convention Embraces The Electronic Information Age
Nairobi/Geneva/Arendal/Vienna/Szentendre, 13 March 2001 - The goal of giving people and communities across the globe up-to-the minute access to high quality environmental information has moved a step closer, it was announced today (TUESDAY).
Tuesday 13 Mar 2001
United Nations Environment Programme Recommends Precautionary Action Regarding Depleted Uranium In Kosovo
Geneva/Nairobi, 13 March 2001 - The final report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the environmental impact of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition used during the 1999 Kosovo conflict has been released here today.
Tuesday 13 Mar 2001
Electronic Tools for the Aarhus Convention
Task Force Workshop. 8-9 March 2001 in Arendal, Norway
Wednesday 07 Mar 2001
UNEP director General dr. Klaus Toepfer gave a lecture to the International student festival in Trondheim, Norway. (ISFiT-01)
Arendal/Trondheim 6 March 2001 - The Trondheim International Student Festival started 2 March and continues until 11 March 2001. 500 Students from over 120 countries meet in Trondheim to exchange views and get inspiration to continue work in their home countries. With representatives from so many countries present, The ISFiT boasts of being the biggest international student festival in the world.
Tuesday 06 Mar 2001
FAO says organic farming can reduce hunger
ROME, March 6 2001 (Reuters) - The Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) believes that organic farming is a safe way of growing food and is not subject to the possible health and environmental risks associated with genetically modified (GM) foods. Caught between the two diametrically opposed systems, the FAO, committed to eradicating hunger, sees the potential benefits of GM crops in terms of boosting yields to feed the poor, but insists that all precautions must be taken to ensure safety.
Tuesday 06 Mar 2001
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