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Nairobi, 27 July 2001 - A new chance to fight poverty, environmental degradation and chronic energy shortages across Africa is fast emerging as a result of the latest negotiations to fight global warming, the United Nations Environment Programme said today.

Friday 27 Jul 2001

Montreal/Nairobi, 24 July 2001 - Experts and diplomats from the 178 countries that are Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer are meeting in Montreal from 24-26 July to review options for further tightening the international regime for protecting the stratospheric ozone layer.

Tuesday 24 Jul 2001

Bonn/Nairobi, 23 July 2001 - The United Nations's senior environment official welcomed the compromise agreement reached here today at the Bonn climate talks. " The compromise paper which was achieved after intensive and difficult negotiations, could provide the basis for a broad ratification of the Kyoto Protocol," Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said.

Monday 23 Jul 2001

Bonn, 18 July 2001 - The economics of major global industries will undergo a sea change as the international community starts to address greenhouse gas emissions, say members of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Finance Initiatives.

Wednesday 18 Jul 2001

Amsterdam/Bonn, 13 July 2001 - Ministers and diplomats will meet in Bonn over the next two weeks in an effort to finalize the rulebook for implementing the Kyoto Protocol and spurring industrialized countries to achieve their greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Friday 13 Jul 2001

NAIROBI/PARIS, 12 July 2001 - Noting the publication of the full three-volume assessment report by the UNEP/WMO Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said, "The scientific evidence clearly shows that climate change is the most serious socio-economic and environmental problem facing humanity in the 21st century."

Thursday 12 Jul 2001

12 July 2001 - The "Minor Foundation for Major Challenges" is a non-profit foundation that gives financial support to projects aimed at limiting human-created, global climate problems.

Thursday 12 Jul 2001
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