According to the UN Environment Programme
, even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can 'save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction', the mobility needs of people who walk and cycle, mostly urban dwellers, 'continue to be overlooked'.
Riyadh Youssef Hamza sealed the deal with Acting Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme
(UNEP) Joyce Msuya, in the presence of UNEP regional director for West Asia Sami Dimassi.
"I am proud that this week in Geneva, Parties to the Basel Convention have reached agreement on a legally-binding, globally-reaching mechanism for managing plastic waste," said Executive Secretary of the UN Environment Programme
(UNEP) Rolph Payet.
Dr Dahl is President of the International Environment Forum and a retired senior official of UN Environment Programme
with a half century of experience in environment and sustainability, and most recently a winner of the New Shape Prize for global governance reform.
On Monday, delegates at the assembly of the UN Environment Programme
at Gigiri, Nairobi observed a minute of silence, in memory of the victims of Flight ET 302.
NAN recalls that the UN Environment Programme
(UNEP) had recommended initial release of one billion dollars to be used for the clean-up of oil spills for over a period of five years.
KUWAIT -- Kuwait Environmental Voluntary Foundation (EVF) and the UN Environment Programme
's (UNEP) West Asia regional bureau signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) within the campaign for Clean Seas, which is a global initiative aimed at decreasing plastic pollutants in the oceans.
The UN Environment Programme
said that the Sultanate "is one of the areas in West Asia rich with species as it has mountains, wadis, plain lands, hills, coastal areas and habitats for red and green turtles, sharks, dolphins, whales and birds.
'These charges must be dropped immediately, and support provided for the legitimate activities of these individuals who have UN mandates, and the civil society organizations with which they work,' UN Environment Programme
head Erik Solheim said in the statement.
The National Refrigerants Reclamation Facility in Tubli will be officially opened by the UN Environment Programme
(Unep) executive director Erik Solheim.
UNITED NATIONS:As the world prepares to mark Valentine's Day, the UN Environment Programme
head has urged people around the world to make a bold move and "break up" with plastic.