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Biosafety protocol now operational as governments agree documentation rules for GMO trade
The 87 member states of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which entered into force in September 2003, have adopted documentation requirements and other procedures for promoting the safety of international trade in living (or genetically) modified organisms (known as LMOs, or GMOs).
Friday 27 Feb 2004
Barcelona and the Universal Forum of Cultures to Host World Environment Day 2004
The city of Barcelona, known for its commitment to culture and urban renewal, will be hosting World Environment Day 2004, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
Tuesday 24 Feb 2004
Stockholm Convention on POPs to enter into force
The 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) will become legally binding on 17 May 2004, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
Friday 20 Feb 2004
New wall calendar on Northwest Russian environment and natural resources
Maps, graphics, pictures and facts portray the natural resources and the environment in Northwest Russia in this new colour wall calendar for 2004. The calendar is produced by GRID-Arendal and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia in the Northwest Federal District.
Tuesday 17 Feb 2004
Clarity Brought to Earth’s Cloud Forests
The Earth’s cloud forests, vital and unique habitats for thousands of rare and endangered species, and suppliers of year-round water supplies for farmers, rural communities and many rapidly growing cities, are under increasing threat from factors including agriculture, road-building and climate change.
Monday 09 Feb 2004
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