United Nations Environment Programme

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United Nations Environment Programme

An organization created by the United Nations and charged with providing assistance to developing countries and others in developing guidelines for sustainable environmental policies. It also publishes reports on the state of the environment and has had a significant role in the discussion of climate change. See also: Kyoto Protocol.
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Caradonna explains the word's newfound legitimacy in great detail, exploring crucial milestones such as the creation of the United Nations Environmental Program, and its later commission of the IUCN.
It seems to me like a nuclear bomb went off," said Paul Edouarzin, a United Nations Environmental Program employee based near Port-a-Piment.
NNA - Minister of Environment, Mohammad Mashnouk, met on Monday with a delegation representing the United Nations Environmental Program, in presence of the Representative of the Belgian city of Antwerp, the second biggest city in Belgium after Brussels.
The Secretariat for the GAELP is drawn from experts at the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
This Award was given by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH), which is affiliated with United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and is supported by the Ministry of Environment, Government of Sind and the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan.
The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) recently approved a new alliance initiative under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) aimed at promoting curtailment of the use of lead in paints.
The activity described here uses 20 pairs of high-resolution historical and current satellite images that depict landscape changes in a variety of locations and biomes around the world These images were selected from a larger collection compiled by the United Nations Environmental Program and published in print (UNEP, 2003), on the Web (http://na.
Summary: United Nations Environmental Program Consultant Mazen Abboud signed his new book, "The Seeds of Change" during a reception at L'Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA) in early May.
The URT shredding system exceeds the stringent requirements for the rate of recovery of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases set by RAD, the Montreal Protocol, Europe's WEEE Forum, and the United Nations Environmental Program.
In response to the July 2008 United Nations Environmental Program report, which states that the continued degradation and destruction of the Mau Complex--Kenya's largest forest ecosystem--could cost that country $300 million in revenue, the Kenyan government held a forum and established a task force to tackle rampant illegal logging and charcoal-making in that area.
Embassy in Kabul partnered with Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency and Ministry of Agriculture, the United Nations Environmental Program, the Asian Development Bank and the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is funded by the U.
Initial partners include the United Nations Environmental Program (illustrating 100 global areas of extreme environmental degradation); the Discovery Networks World Tour (major world attractions, cities, and natural wonders); the National Park Service (descriptions of parks and facilities, and more than 10,000 miles of trails within all 58 U.
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