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The Loss of the Vessel Prestige off the Spanish Coasts
Statement by Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Thursday 28 Nov 2002
International Effort to Unearth the Secrets of the Soils
Unravelling the mysteries of below-ground biodiversity key to eco-friendly agriculture, higher yields and other vital environmental benefits
Thursday 28 Nov 2002
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
Mountain Wildernesses: Increasingly Threatened by Farms, Roads, Fires and Wars
New UNEP Report to be Key Contribution for Bishkek Mountain Summit
Saturday 23 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
University of the Arctic, ready for the students!
Over fifty representatives of the University of the Arctic member institutions met in Tromso and Kautokeino, Norway for the Council meeting of the University of the Arctic.
Tuesday 19 Nov 2002
CITES conference ends with strong decisions on wildlife conservation
Tighter trade controls agreed for mahogany, sharks, sea horses, turtles, parrots Ivory sales made conditional on improved monitoring of poaching
Sunday 17 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
Tour Operators launch new performance indicators to promote environment-friendly tourism
Key social and environmental performance indicators for tour operators were launched in London on 13 November, during the Environmental Awareness Day at the World Travel Market.
Wednesday 13 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
Greening Africa's Desert Margins
Global Environment Facility Funds New UNEP Poverty-Busting Project Promising New Hope to People and Wildlife
Monday 11 Nov 2002
The IT challenge
Special report to CNET Networks by Kofi Annan
Wednesday 06 Nov 2002
UN information office for the Nordic countries presents new website for the International Freshwater year 2003
En tredjedel af verdens befolkning bor i lande med vandmangel. Fortsætter forbruget som i dag vil to tredjedele af verdens befolkning bo i områder med vandproblemer inden 2025.
Wednesday 06 Nov 2002
Action to prevent enviromental disaster in Central Asia signals positive outcome of first-ever Global Mountain Summit
Action to prevent a potentially devastating environmental disaster in one of the most densely populated areas of Central Asia was announced here in the final hours of the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit.
Friday 01 Nov 2002
Daily environmental news now available for Serbia (only in Serbian)
Friday 01 Nov 2002
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