The Environment in the News Essay

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Wednesday, 12 April 2005

Other Environment News

• Pollution "problématique" sur le périphérique parisien (Reuters) • La pollution contribuerait à faire grossir (RTL)

Environmental News from the UNEP Regions


Other UN News

• UN Daily News of 12 April 2005 • S.G.’s Spokesman Daily Press Briefing of 12 April 2005

BBC: UN names Earth's green champions

The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) has named seven Champions of the Earth it hopes will inspire wider protection of the planet.
The winners include an Inuit activist, South Africa's president, and Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuk.
The head of the Orthodox Christian
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It described Mbeki and South Africa's people as outstanding leaders in the field of environment.
They were setting an example for the world to follow, Unep said.
"The people of South Africa have not just made substantial progress in the sustainable development of their own country, they have provided leadership and support for the continent as a whole."
Unep lauded South Africa for the rate at which it was putting recommendations of 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) into effect.
This particularly applied to targets on the provision of water and sanitation set at the WSSD meeting in Johannesburg.
Six other individuals or countries would receive similar awards at a ceremony to be held at the UN's New York headquarters on April 19, Unep said.
They are:
• the king and people of Bhutan;
• Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (posthumously);
• Greek orthodox leader Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew;
• Julia Carabias Lillo, former environment minister of Mexico;
• Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada, president of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference; and
• Zhou Qiang and the All-China Youth Federation.


SABC: UN honours South Africa

12 April 2005

The United Nations has

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