Education Key to Rehabilitating Arid Areas of Africa
A multi-million dollar project to help nomads and communities in three African countries conserve and boost the prospects for native flowers, shrubs and trees, has been launched by the United Nations with backing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Tuesday 26 Nov 2002
Big Funding Boost for UNEP Announced by the Netherlands
Nairobi, 26 November 2002 - A big vote of confidence in the work of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was given today by the Government of the Netherlands which announced a significant increase in its funding to the UN body.
Tuesday 26 Nov 2002
Asian governments launch action to tackle "e-wastes"
Officials from eight Asian governments are meeting here under the auspices of the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal to seek solutions to the growing deluge of electrical and electronic wastes - popularly known as e-wastes.
Thursday 21 Nov 2002
FN-rapport slår fast at norsk utbygging av fjellområdene truer villrein og dyreliv
I FN's miljøprograms (UNEP) globale oppsummering over tilstanden i verdens fjellområder blir Norge kritisert for manglende hensyn til den norske villreinen som er under hardt press av hytte- og kraftutbygging. Men rapporten slår fast at det fortsatt er håp for gjenforening av villreinens leveområder dersom det er politisk vilje.
Sunday 17 Nov 2002
CITES sets strict conditions for any possible future ivory sales
Building on an earlier consensus amongst most African elephant range states, the 160-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has agreed here on a rigorous regime for controlling any eventual sales of ivory.
Tuesday 12 Nov 2002
The IT challenge
Special report to CNET Networks
by Kofi Annan
Wednesday 06 Nov 2002
Daily environmental news now available for Serbia (only in Serbian)
Friday 01 Nov 2002