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Encyclopedia > UN Environment Program
Klaus Töpfer, former UNEP Exec. Director
Klaus Töpfer, former UNEP Exec. Director

The UN Environment Programme (or UNEP) coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and encourages sustainable development through sound environmental practices. It has been founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Download high resolution version (480x640, 43 KB)Klaus Topfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Source: Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr. ... Download high resolution version (480x640, 43 KB)Klaus Topfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Source: Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr. ... Klaus Toepfer Klaus Toepfer is the United Nations Environmental Programmes (UNEPs) executive director. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Sustainable development is a process of developing (land, cities, business, communities, etc) that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs according to the Brundtland Report, a 1987 report from the United Nations. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. ...


Its activities cover a wide range of issues, from atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems, the promotion of environmental science and information, to an early warning and emergency response capacity to deal with environmental disasters and emergencies. Layers of Atmosphere (NOAA) Air redirects here. ... In ecology, an ecosystem is a combination of all the living and non-living elements of an area. ... jecca is very beautiful!! Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related due to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ...


The UNEP has developed guidelines and treaties on issues such as the international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways. This power plant in New Mexico releases sulfur dioxide and particulate matter into the air. ...


The World Meteorological Organization and the UNEP established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988. UNEP is also one of several Implementing Agencies for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 187 Member States and Territories. ... IPCC is science authority for the UNFCCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess the risk of human-induced climate change. The Panel is open to all... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established by donor governments in 1991 to pre-empt politically more radically alternative models of conservation finance proposed at the Rio Earth Summit, helps developing countries fund projects and programs that are claimed to protect the global environment. ...

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Executive Director

UNEP's current Executive Director is Achim Steiner, who succeeded previous director Klaus Töpfer in 2006. Dr Töpfer served two consecutive terms, beginning in February 1998. Klaus Toepfer Klaus Toepfer is the United Nations Environmental Programmes (UNEPs) executive director. ...


On 15 March 2006, the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, nominated Achim Steiner, currently Director General of the IUCN to the position of Executive Director. One day later, the UN General Assembly followed Annan's proposal and elected him [1]. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. ...


Awards

UNEP established a Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1987 to recognize notable contributions by individuals and organizations. This scheme closed in 2003 and has been replaced by Champions of the Earth.


See also

United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The United Nations Environment Programmes World Conservation Monitoring Centre or UNEP-WCMC is an executive agency of the United Nations Environment Programme, based in Cambridge in the United Kingdom. ... Oceanography (from Ocean + Greek γράφειν = write), also called oceanology and marine science is the study of the earths oceans and their interlinked ecosystems and chemical and physical processes. ... Vice Admiral William Wohlsen Behrens, Jr. ... The Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972, was the first of a series of world environmental conferences. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. ... The Brundtland Commission - formally the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), known by the name of its Chair Gro Harlem Brundtland, was convened by the United Nations in response to the 1983 General Assembly Resolution A/38/161 - Process of preparation of the Environmental Perspective to the Year 2000... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Capitals in Africa | Kenya ... The Earth Summit (in Portuguese: Eco 92) is the informal and best-known name for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Ipanema beach A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. ... The timeline of environmental events is a historical account of events that have shaped humanitys perspective on the environment. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Earth Summit 2002. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Johannesburgs skyline as seen from the observation deck of the Carlton Centre. ...

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