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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
United Nations Environment Programme
IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY RESPONSE

Implementation of Policy Response Packages to Promote Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Confronting Sustainability in the Mining Sector Role for a Sustainability Fund

27 Aug 2004
The question of sustainability and potential use of a fund to promote sustainability is analysed in this publication. The different analytical steps will include the following. 1. Identification of the issues of sustainablilty to the mining sector 2. Analysis on the regional level 3. Recommendati...
TESSA & THE FISHY MYSTERY

Tessa and the Fishy Mystery

27 Aug 2004
This illustrated story book, is part of the Tunza Environmental Series for Children, sponsored by UNEP. “Tunza” mean “to treat with care or affection” in Kiswahili. UNEP hopes to inspire caring for the Earth through creative literature that sparks the interests and awareness of children, their pa...
ENVIRO IMPACT ASESS & STRATEGIC

Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment

Towards an Integrated Approach

30 Jul 2004
This publication updates the earlier UNEP title, Environmental Impact Assessment: Issues, Trends and Practice. Information and guidance is provided on EIA and SEA good practice with an emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition to market economies. As before, it provides a compa...
USE OF ECON INSTRUMENTS IN ENV

Use of Economic Instruments in Environmental Policy, The

Opportunities and Challenges

30 Jul 2004
This report provides policy makers with context on the use of both EIs and commonly applied CAC approaches, and offers practical guidance on when EIs may be appropraite. The report then describes the process of introducing Els into the existing environmental policy regime, the supporting conditio...
TRAINING MODULE INTRODUCTION

Training Module

Introduction to Capacity Building for Environment, Trade and Sustainable Development (Includes CD-ROM)

27 Aug 2004
This introductory training module is designed to support capacity building for trade, environment and sustainable development and is part of UNEP's larger initiative for capacity building on integrated policy design and implementation.
FROM CONFLICT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVEL

From Conflict to Sustainable Development

Assessment and Clean-up in Serbia and Montenegro

22 Oct 2004
From the air that people breathe and the water they drink to the ecosystems that support forestry, farming and fishing, the state of the environment is central to the rebuilding of shattered communities and livelihoods. This report documents in detail how during the last four-and-a-half years UNE...
GLOBAL ENVIRO OUTLOOK SCENARI

Global Environment Outlook Scenario Framework

Background Paper for UNEP's Third Global Environment Outlook Report (GEO-3)

Series:
Early Warning and Assessment Technical Report
30 Jul 2004
UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook series provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of global environment, a review of policy response and an outlook for the future. The Outlook Chapter of GEO-3 is groundbreaking in several ways. It goes beyond the earlier reports, and is the result of an i...
FISHERIES SUBSIDIES & MARINE

Fisheries Subsidies and Marine Resource Management

Lessons from Bangladesh

Series:
Fisheries and the Environment
13 Aug 2004
This publication includes a discussion on the policy evolution, the intervening factors and the consequences of trade liberalization on marine fisheries in Bangladesh. The study provides a detailed assessment of the environmental, and related socio-economic effects, while also providing policy re...
POLICY IMPLEMENTATION & FISHERIE

Policy Implementation and Fisheries Resource Management

Lessons from Senegal

Series:
Fisheries and the Environment
13 Aug 2004
This publication draws on the experience and lessons learned from a first UNEP Senegal Country Study on Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization & Trade-Related Polices : A Country Study on Fiesheries Sector in Senegal . The proposals discussed in this publication allow local fishermen, in...
FINANCIAL RISK MNGMT INSTRUMENTS

Financial Risk Management Instruments for Renewable Energy Projects

Summary Document

13 Aug 2004
The objective of this study is to provide an overview of the barriers and/or risks affecting investment in Renewable Energy (RE) projects, ‘financial risk management’ instruments currently supporting RE projects and those that could be developed to reduce uncertainty and facilitate more efficient...
GEO LATAMER CARIB ENVIRO OUTL 2003

GEO Latin America and the Caribbean

Environment Outlook 2003

22 Apr 2005
A general overview of the state of the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean is contained in this publication. The analysis covers the period 1972 – 2002 and focuses on the economic, environmental, political and social aspects of the environment. A systematic description of environmental...
WOMEN & THE ENVIRONMENT

Women and the Environment

Series:
UNEP Policy Series
30 Jul 2004
This publication makes the often hidden links between women and the environment visible, with an explicit focus on the gender-related aspects of land, water and biodiversity conservation and management. UNEP hopes that Women and the Environment will inspire the environmental and sustainable devel...
DESK STUDY THE ENVIRO IN LIBERIA

Desk Study on the Environment in Liberia

25 Jun 2004
This study conducts an assessment of the most pressing environmental issues facing post conflict Liberia. It provides an overview of Liberia’s environment in the context of 14 years of conflict and makes recommendations aimed at integrating environmental management into the reconstruction efforts...
GEO REPORTS ANALYSES & OUTL (CD)

GEO Reports

Analyses and Outlooks (CD-ROM)

25 Jun 2004
The three major Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Reports put out by the United Nations Environment Program are contained in this CD-ROM. The disc also contains regional and national environment assessments, technical and background reports, and educational materials. The disc can be viewed in Ara...
PROTECTED AREAS & BIODIVERSITY

Protected Areas and Biodiversity

An Overview of Key Issues

Series:
UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity
13 Aug 2004
This publication synthesizes key aspects in the development of protected areas, the level of international commitment and the relationship of protected areas to sustainable development, and reviews critical issues related to their effectiveness. It has been compiled by the Secretariat of the CBD ...
GUIDELINES ON MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER

Guidelines on Municipal Wastewater Management

A Practical Guide for Decision-makers and Professionals on How to Plan, Design, and Finance Appropriate and Environmentally Sound Municipal Wastewater Discharge Systems

30 Jul 2004
These guidelines provide guidance on how to plan appropriate and environmentally sound municipal waste management systems. They are meant for decision makers, operational professionals in government institutions, and in the private sector, development banks and related organizations. The guidelin...
IMPROVING MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER MAN

Improving Municipal Wastewater Management in Coastal Cities

A Training Manual for Practitioners

13 Aug 2004
This training guide is designed to provide participants with important information and skills on how to select, plan and finance environmentally sound municipal wastewater management systems. Special attention is paid to the areas of objective oriented planning, innovative technological and finan...
UNEP ANNUAL EVALUATION RPT 2002

UNEP Annual Evaluation Report 2002

30 Apr 2004
The annual report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2002 describes in detail the agency’s work in environment and development, with special focus on water, clean and renewable energy, health and environment, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. The Report includes a review a...
UNEP ANNUAL RPT 2003

UNEP Annual Report 2003

14 May 2004
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Annual Report for 2003 examines the work accomplished by UNEP during that year. It reveals how UNEP managed to build on the momentum generated by the previous year’s world summit on Sustainable Development, which identified concrete ways to accelerate...
GEO YRBK 2003

GEO Year Book 2003

30 Apr 2004
The GEO Year Book 2003 is the first in an annual series associated with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) flagship report, Global Environment Outlook (GEO). The report highlights significant environmental events and achievements during the year, raises awareness of emerging issues ...
TRACKING PROGRESS IMPLEMENTING #1

Tracking Progress

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

6 Sep 2002