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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.

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Avenir de l'Environnement dans les Caraïbes, 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 Déloppement

2 Dec 2005
COMUNICANDO SUSTENTABILIDAD COMO

Comunicando la Sustentabilidad

Cómo Producir Campañas Públicas Efectivas

2 Dec 2005
Esta guía demuestra cómo el poder de la comunicación puede ser enfocado en la promoción de estilos de vida más sustentables. La guía esta diseñada para ser leída por autoridades gubernamentales locales y nacionales y todos aquellos que quieran desarrollar e implementar campañas de toma de concien...
TRIP WITH DRIP THE WATER DROP CD

Trip with Drip the Water Drop, A

An Interactive CD-ROM on Water for Children

2 Dec 2005
This colourful CD-Rom contains basic facts, interesting information, and several learning by doing activities on various aspects of water. The package communicates both the quantity and quality aspects of water that are of immediate concern to all. More importantly, it carries the message that ev...
TRIP WITH DRIP THE WATER DROP

Trip with Drip the Water Drop, A

A Learning-by-doing Workbook on Water for Children

2 Dec 2005
This colourful workbook contains basic facts, interesting information, and several learning by doing activities on various aspects of water. The package communicates both the quantity and quality aspects of water that are of immediate concern to all. More importantly, it carries the message that ...
REVIEW SMALL CETACEANS DISTRIB

Review of Small Cetaceans

Distribution, Behaviour, Migration and Threats

Series:
UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies
2 Dec 2005
This reference book covers whale distribution, behaviour and migration; highlighting the threats that small cetaceans are exposed to. With the exception of the sperm whale, all 72 species of toothed whales that migrate across the oceans are covered in the book, with a description and picture dedi...
MINING FOR CLOSURE POLICIES & GDLN

Mining for Closure

Policies and Guidelines for Sustainable Mining Practice and Closure of Mines

2 Dec 2005
This report is intended as a checklist and guidebook on best practices related to mining. It aims to present a basis for action within South Eastern Europe and the Tisza River Basin towards the development of regulatory frameworks and governance guidelines suitable for the support of a modern min...
INTEGR SUST INTO BUSINESS IMPLEM

Integrating Sustainability into Business

An Implementation Guide for Responsible Tourism Coordinators

2 Dec 2005
This manual, which consists of two volumes, aims at providing an overview of the many practices that have been explored by members of the Tour Operators' Initiative. The 'Implementation Guide for Responsible Tourism Coordinators' is designed to help the individual in charge for promoting responsi...
INTEGR SUST INTO BUSINESS MNGMT

Integrating Sustainability into Business

A Management Guide for Responsible Tour Operations

2 Dec 2005
This manual, which consists of two volumes, aims at providing an overview of the many practices that have been explored by members of the Tour Operators' Initiative. The 'Management Guide for Responsible Tour Operations' is designed to provide an overview of best practices in the business areas o...
COMMUNICATING SUSTAINABILTY

Communicating Sustainability

How to Produce Effective Public Campaigns

2 Dec 2005
This guide shows how the power of communication can be harnessed for achieving the goal of promoting more sustainable lifestyles. It is designed to be read by local and national government authorities, and everyone else who wants to develop and implement public awareness campaigns on these issues.
TRADE LIBERALISATION AND THE ENVIR

Trade Liberalisation and the Environment

Lessons Learned from Bangladesh, Chile, India, Philippines, Romania and Uganda - A Synthesis Report

Series:
Trade Liberalisation and the Environment
24 Mar 2000
Recognizing the benefits of global trade, many of the world's developing countries and countries with economies in transition, have sought to actively participate in the global trading regime. Recently, however, the undesirable effect of environmental degradation has emerged as a result of rapid ...
ONE PLANET MANY PEOPLE ATLAS

One Planet Many People

Atlas of our Changing Environment

1 Jul 2005
Through text, illustrations, satellite images, and ground photographs, this publication depicts and describes humanity’s past and present impact on the environment. It underscores the importance of developing, harnessing and sharing technologies that help provide a deeper understanding of the dyn...
INDUSTRY & ENV VOL27 NO4 OCT-DEC04

Industry and Environment

3 Jun 2005
Covering today's most current issues, Industry and Environment presents the research undertaken by Government officials, industry managers, scientists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations in the field of sustainable industrial development. Besides reporting on developments of i...
INTEGR ASSESS  IMPACT TRADE VIETNA

Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Trade Liberalization

A Country Study on the Viet Nam Rice Sector

22 Apr 2005
Since 1989 Viet Nam has been undergoing a gradual transition from a centrally planned socialist to a market-oriented economy. The country has gone from being a rice importer to being the second largest rice exporter in the world. The growth in rice production and rice exports has had a positive i...
VITAL CLIMATE GRAPHICS LATIN AMER

Vital Climate Graphics

Latin America and the Caribbean (CD-ROM)

20 May 2005
This CD-ROM presents a collection of graphics that highlight greenhouse gas emission trends, observational evidence, and projected impacts of warming and adverse weather events in the region. Despite the relatively small contribution of Latin America and the Caribbean to global warming, the fragi...
VITAL CLIMATE CHANGE GRAPHICS

Vital Climate Change Graphics

A Spanner in the Climate Wheel

6 May 2005
Vital Climate Change Graphics presents a collection of graphics focusing on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of climate change. The visual information contained makes it possible to grasp complex facts more quickly and fully than would be possible through simple text. This updated edi...
SUSTAINAB CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION

Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia and the Pacific

A Review of Status and Trends

17 Jun 2005
This report provides an overview of the status and conditions for Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia and the Pacific. It analyses barriers and opportunities for various stakeholders to adopt and promote sustainable consumption and production practices and suggests a number of concrete...
VITAL ARCTIC GRAPHICS PEOPLE

Vital Arctic Graphics

People and Global Heritage on Our Last Wild Shores

6 May 2005
Vital Arctic Graphics is a compilation of illustrations and case studies intended to describe the Arctic, the livelihoods of Arctic indigenous peoples and the future well-being of this region. It summarizes some of the key threats to its future sustainability including the rapid pace of climate c...
HNDBK INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT

Handbook on Integrated Assessment of Trade-related Measures

The Agricultural Sector

6 May 2005
The World Summit on Sustainable Development has identified trade as a tool for achieving sustainable development and adopted a plan of action which includes elements aimed at reducing poverty, changing unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, and protecting and managing the environme...
MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN ENVIRO

Mainstreaming Gender in Environmental Assessment and Early Warning

22 Apr 2005
This report seeks to help the understanding of key questions relating to gender mainstreaming into UNEP's early warning and assessment programme. It analyses key issues in the areas of gender and the environment as they relate to water, poverty, security, conflict, early warning, disaster and vul...
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE TI

Environmental Assessment of the Tisza River Basin

16 Nov 2007
The Tisza River Basin (TRB) is located almost exactly in the geographical centre of Europe and crosses the new boundaries of the European Union. The Tisza is one of the most threatened European rivers. Accidental pollution from industrial sites and exceptional floods which affected TRB underscore...
INTEGR ASSESS IMPACT TRADE NIGERIA

Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Trade Liberalization

A Country Study on the Nigerian Rice Sector

22 Apr 2005
In view of the demands that rice imports make on Nigeria’s limited foreign exchange, the country aims to double its production by 2005 and become a net exporter of rice by 2007. Rice production increases will inevitably have environmental impacts, which must be minimised through proper management...
INTEGR ASSESS IMPACT TRADE INDONES

Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Trade Liberalization

A Country Study on the Indonesian Rice Sector

22 Apr 2005
Indonesia’s food security and rural development are based on rice production, which provides the bulk of farm incomes and agricultural employment. When trade liberalization has a negative impact on rice farmers’ net incomes it may cause a decline in rice production. This, in turn, has a number of...
UNEP ANNUAL RPT 2004

UNEP Annual Report 2004

22 Apr 2005
The UNEP 2004 Annual Report looks at the organization's work and achievements during the year. Under the headings 'The Age of Partnerships' and 'Protecting Natural Resources' the report looks at the organization's advances in forging collaborations with civil society, the private sector, internat...
ANALYZING ENVIRO TRENDS USING

Analyzing Environmental Trends Using Satellite Data

Selected Cases

22 Apr 2005
The world is a rapidly changing place. Analyzing these changes, by examining satellite data over various time periods, can provide scientific evidence and an early warning of the potential long-term consequences of our development decisions. Five locations around the world were studied by the Uni...
AFTER THE TSUNAMI RAPID ENVIRO

After the Tsunami

Rapid Environmental Assessment

22 Apr 2005
The earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004, and the events that followed, will be remembered as among the worst human tragedies in history. This report provides a preliminary ground-level look at the tsunami’s impact on various sectors of the region’s environment. It highlights problems in ne...
GEO ANUARIO 2004/05

GEO Anuario 2004-2005

Generalidades sobre Nuestro Cambiante Entorno

10 Mar 2006
El Anuario GEO 2004-2005 brinda información sobre las cuestiones ambientales clave, en un volumen fiable y de lectura amena, al que puede acceder toda persona relacionada con nuestro cambiante medio ambiente.