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UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.

United Nations Environment Programme
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COMP SUMMARIES JUDICIAL DECISIONS

Compendium of Summaries of Judicial Decisions in Environment-related Cases

6 Oct 2006
This rich source of judicial precedent on environmental issues is presented as a consolidated volume containing summaries of over two hundred judgements from some twenty-eight countries around the world and three international courts and tribunals, with an improved index to facilitate easy refere...
ASSESS OF ENVIRO "HOT SPOTS"

Assessment of Environmental Hot Spots in Iraq

21 Apr 2006
It is estimated that Iraq has several thousand contaminated sites resulting from a combination of general industrial activities, military activities, post-conflict damage and looting. This document is a report of the results of a project managed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)...
ENERGY EFFICIENCY GUIDE FOR INDUST

Energy Efficiency Guide for Industry in Asia

16 Jun 2006
This Guide has been developed for Asian companies who want to improve energy efficiency through Cleaner Production and for stakeholders who want to help them. The Guide includes a methodology, case studies for more than 40 Asian companies in 5 industry sectors, technical information for 25 energy...
ASSESSING COASTAL VULNERABILITY

Assessing Coastal Vulnerability

Developing a Global Index for Measuring Risk

19 May 2006
Coastal environments are of crucial importance to all living organisms because they contain some of the world’s most productive ecosystems. This study focuses on vulnerability of the people living in the coastal areas to population pressure, land cover changes, and natural hazards; and attempts t...
WOMEN, ENERGY AND WATER (SET)

Women, Energy and Water in the Himalayas (Set of Two Books and DVD)

21 Apr 2006
The two publications and DVD Film on Women, Energy and Water in the Himalayas–Project Learning, and Training of Trainers Manual – encapsulate the experiences and lessons from a recent project on 'Incorporating the Needs and Roles of Women in Water and Energy Management in Rural Areas in South Asi...
WOMEN ENERGY & WATER IN THE HIMAL

Women, Energy and Water in the Himalayas

Training of Trainers Manual

21 Apr 2006
This Manual provides learning tools for carrying out gender analysis, mobilising communities, identifying prioritised needs and solutions, and designing and using gender sensitive participatory action planning in water and energy and other related fields. It draws from a recent project on 'Incorp...
WOMEN ENERGY & WATER IN THE HIMAL

Women, Energy and Water in the Himalayas

Integration of Women in Planning and Management - Policy Guidelines

21 Apr 2006
'Policy Guidelines' highlights the importance of bringing the gender perspective to water and energy policy analysis and design, and describes a conceptual framework for developing gender sensitive water and energy policies. It draws from a recent project on 'Incorporating the Needs and Roles of ...
WOMEN, ENERGY AND WATER IN (DVD)

Women, Energy and Water in the Himalayas (DVD)

21 Apr 2006
This film on DVD brings to life the experiences and lessons from a recent project on 'Incorporating the Needs and Roles of Women in Water and Energy Management in Rural Areas in South Asia'. The project focused on building women's capacity to organise themselves, to identify and prioritise their ...
MARINE & COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS & HUMA

Marine and Coastal Ecosystems and Human Well-being

A Synthesis Report Based on the Findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

18 May 2007
This report synthesizes findings from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment's global and sub-global assessments on biodiversity and human well-being. It states that an unprecedented effort would be needed to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss at all levels by 2010. Thi...
HYDROGEN ECON A NON TECHN

Hydrogen Economy, The

A Non-technical Review

19 May 2006
Hydrogen holds out the promise of a truly sustainable global energy future. As a clean energy carrier that can be produced from any primary energy source, hydrogen used in highly efficient fuel cells could prove to be the answer to our growing concerns about energy security, urban pollution and c...
FACING THE FACTS ASSESS THE VULNE

Facing the Facts

Assessing the Vulnerability of Africa's Water Resources to Environmental Change

9 May 2006
Africa’s high dependence upon natural resources makes the continent particularly vulnerable to changes in the availability of water as a result of climate changes. In this study, the vulnerability of water resources to environmental change is assessed on a river/lake/groundwater basin scale for t...
WATER & WASTEWATER REUSE ENVIRO

Water and Wastewater Reuse

An Environmentally Sound Approach for Sustainable Urban Water Management

19 May 2006
Water scarcity and water pollution pose a critical challenge in many developing countries. In urban areas it is becoming difficult for the authorities to manage water supply and wastewater. This publication provides introductory guidelines for strategies for water and wastewater reuse which can i...
TRACKING PROGRESS IMPLEMENTING #2

Tracking Progress

Implementing Sustainable Consumption Policies - A Global Review of Implementation of the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection

16 Nov 2007
This report presents the findings of an UNEP and Consumers International global governmental survey of the status of implementation of the sustainable consumption section of the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection. The Sustainable Consumption section was added to the Guidelines in 1...
EUROPEAN STAKEHOLDER MEETING

European Stakeholder Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Meeting Report and Co-chair's Summary

19 May 2006
This is the Report and Co-chairs’ Summary of the European Stakeholder Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production that was held in Ostend, Belgium, 25-26 November 2004. Over 120 experts representing governments, business, small and medium sized enterprises, retailers, banks, trade unions, ...
TALK THE WALK ADVANCING SUSTAINABL

Talk the Walk

Advancing Sustainable Lifestyles through Marketing and Communications

19 May 2006
This publication aims to provide some elements of response to questions frequently raised by the business community, including: Can corporate marketing foster sustainable consumption? Is there a strong business case? What are the key factors for successful marketing strategies and communication c...
CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE & STORAGE

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

21 Apr 2006
This paper discusses key greenhouse gas accounting issues to be addressed before carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) activities can be included in the portfolio of climate change mitigation activities. Guidance and policies on baselines and the accounting of emission reductions will be...
IN THE FRONT LINE SHORELINE PROTE

In the Front Line

Shoreline Protection and Other Ecosystem Services from Mangroves and Coral Reefs

Series:
UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity
19 May 2006
The tragic and devastating consequences of the Asian tsunami, December 2004, and the hurricanes and cyclones of 2005 were a wake up call for the global community, dramatically drawing attention to the dangers of undermining the services that coastal ecosystems provide to humankind. This report ha...
GEO ANUARIO 2006

GEO Anuario 2006

16 Jun 2006
El Anuario GEO 2006, el cual constituye el tercer estudio anual sobre el cambiante entorno global, incluye un panorama mundial y regional. Hace hincapié en las relaciones existentes entre el bienestar, la vulnerabilidad y la pobreza; registra hallazgos recientes sobre el valor de los servicios de...
GEO YRBK 2006 (R)

GEO Year Book 2006

An Overview of Our Changing Environment (Russian language)

16 Jun 2006
GEO YRBK 2006

GEO Year Book 2006

An Overview of Our Changing Environment

10 Mar 2006
Produced by the United Nations Environment Porgramme, GEO Year Book 2006 is the third annual survey of the changing global environment. It highlights the linkages between environmental well-being, vulnerability and poverty; records recent findings on the value of ecosystem services; and describes...
EFFECTS TRADE LIBERALIZATION AGRIC

Effects of Trade Liberalization on Agriculture in Lebanon

With Special Focus on Products where Methyl Bromide is used

19 May 2006
This study determines the environmental impacts of Lebanon’s trade in greenhouse agricultural products using methyl bromide and assesses the potential impacts that would result from phasing it out. Results indicate that while no single method will adequately replace use of methyl bromide, farmers...
MAKING TOURISM MORE SUSTAINABLE

Making Tourism More Sustainable

A Guide for Policy Makers

30 Dec 2005
Tourism is a major economic force whose development can have a fundamental impact on societies and the environment, both positive and negative. Integration of sustainability into tourism policies is the fundamental step towards the development of a sound and long lasting tourism industry. This Gu...
TINA & THE GREEN CITIES

Tina and the Green Cities

30 Dec 2005
Tina and the Green City tells the story of Tina who, inspired by her grandmother's stories of how green the city used to be, decides to take matters into her own hands and, with the help of her friends, make the city green once more. The end of the publication contains a number of facts and figur...
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Avenir de l'Environnement dans les Pacifique, L'

Edition Spéciale Elaborée en Vue de la Réunion Internationale de Maurice Chargée de l'Evaluation Décennalle du Programme d'Action de la Barbade pour le Développement Durable des Petits Etats Insulaires en Développement

2 Dec 2005
PERSPECT DEL MEDIO AMBIEN CARIBE

Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente en el Caribe

Edición Especial de la Reunión Internacional para la Revisión de los Diez Años del Programa de Acción de Barbados para el Desarrollo Sostenible de los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo Celebrada en Mauricio

2 Dec 2005
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente en el Caribe forma parte de un proyecto de la PNUMA para producir evaluaciones medio ambientales de los océanos Pacifico, Indico y Atlántico así como del mar Caribe. El objetivo principal de estos reportes es destacar el estado del medio ambiente de los pequeños es...