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Leading manufacturers and Basel Convention to cooperate on the environmentally sound management of end-of-life mobile phones
Major mobile phone manufacturers will sign a declaration today expressing their interest in cooperating with the Basel Convention and with other stakeholders in the mobile-phone sector on the environmentally sound management of end-of-life mobile ...
Thursday 12 Dec 2002
Basel Convention to adopt strategic plan for global action on hazardous wastes
UNEP calls for an industrial transformation to reduce wastes
Monday 09 Dec 2002
$573 million in funding agreed for cutting developing country CFCs by 50%
Negotiators from some 140 governments have adopted a $573 million funding package to halve the consumption and production in developing countries of CFCs - the leading destroyer of the stratospheric ozone layer - by the year 2005
Sunday 01 Dec 2002
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 Facil ...
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 - ...
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
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