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18 Oct 2018 description

Ali Omar, âgé de 75 ans, se souvient d'une époque où cette région du nord de Djibouti où il a grandi, maintenant quasiment désertique, était une station balnéaire animée dont les eaux étaient remplies de poissons. « Beaucoup de gens vivaient ici et avaient des magasins tout au long du bord de mer », dit-il, se remémorant l'âge d'or de Khor Angar, sa ville natale, dans les années 1970, avant qu’il ne fasse chaud toute l’année et que le village ne soit réduit à quelques cabanes dans le désert.

25 Oct 2016 description

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

  • Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
  • Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
  • East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …

30 Sep 2016 description
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The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

06 May 2009 description

4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Geneva/Nairobi/Washington DC, 6 May 2009- The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, today announced a rejuvenated international effort to combat malaria with an incremental reduction of reliance on the synthetic pesticide DDT.

Ten projects, all part of the global programme "Demonstrating and Scaling-up of sustainable Alternatives to DDT in Vector Management", involving …