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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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SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE: TROPICAL

Spreading like Wildfire

Tropical Forest Fires in Latin America and the Caribbean - Prevention, Assessment and Early Warning

Series:
Early Warning and Assessment Technical Report
30 Apr 2004
This document provides an overview of the forest fire situation in Latin America and the Caribbean and the impact that they have had on the region and its population over the past few years. It examines the causes, effects and implications of fires and links them to fire management tools availabl...
INDUSTRY & ENV VOL 26 NO 4 DEC 03

Industry and Environment

12 Mar 2004
Covering today's most topical and volatile issues, Industry and Environment focuses on the research undertaken by government officials, industry managers, scientists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations. Each quarterly issue reprints articles in which research findings, experime...
WATER WORLD CHILDREN

Water World

Children's Voices - An Educational Booklet on Water for Children

30 Apr 2004
This educational booklet captures the world of water through the eyes of children worldwide. The narrator, 14 year-old Nthabi, from Kenya, uses her own experiences and those of her friends from all around the world to express how they feel about this valuable resource. They use pictures, poems an...
EVOLUTION OF CITES 2003

Evolution of CITES 2003, The

26 Mar 2004
The Evolution of CITES is a comprehensive guide to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, explaining all the ins and outs of the Convention and Resolutions. It presents the provisions of the Convention and relevant Resolutions and Decisions in an acc...
AFRICA ENVIRO OUTLOOK CASE STUDI

Africa Environment Outlook

Case Studies - Human Vulnerability to Environment Change

30 Jul 2004
The Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) Case Studies, is a complimentary report to the AEO Report. The report examines the interaction between the environment and human livelihoods, in order to improve human security. Divided into two sections, the first section presents case studies which explain h...
NATL RPT UNDER BASEL 2000 P2

National Reporting under the Basel Convention (2000)

Compilation Part II - Annual Reporting

Series:
Basel Convention Series
16 Jan 2004
This publication is based on the annual reports that were submitted by Parties to the Basel Convention during 2002. It identifies the list of waste substances that did not fall under the scope of the Basel Convention, yet were included as hazardous wastes on the annual reports of reporting countr...
INDUSTRY & ENV VOL 26 NO 2-3 2003

Industry and Environment

19 Dec 2003
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...
CITES HNDBK MANUAL GUIDE

CITES Handbook Manual Guide

16 Jan 2004
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Handbook provides readers with essential texts for the implementation of the Convention in one single reference book. It comprises the text of the convention, Appendices I, II and III, the standard CITES e...
MANUAL FOR WATER & WASTE

Manual for Water and Waste Management, A

What the Tourism Industry Can Do to Improve Its Performance

16 Jan 2004
This manual provides guidelines for improving water and waste management in the tourist industry. It focuses on small and medium scale enterprises such as hotels and restaurants.
TUNZA ACTING FOR BETTER WORLD 2003

TUNZA

Acting for a Better World - UNEP TUNZA 2003

24 Oct 2003
This book is intended to motivate and guide young people on actions they can take in their local communities to help sustainable development. It begins by presenting the global picture and explaining the role of young people in sustainable development. It goes on to introduce ways in which youths...
CHECKLIST OF CITES SPECIES 2003

Checklist of CITES Species 2003 (Includes CD-ROM)

24 Oct 2003
This book and CD-ROM provide a checklist of the fauna and the flora listed in Appendices I, II and III of CITES as adopted by the Conference of the Parties, valid from 13 February 2003. The CD-ROM also includes the Annotated Appendices, which have an index to family names and common names. It is ...
REPORT ON NEW PROJECTS 2001

Report on New Projects 2001

26 Sep 2003
This annual report released by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) contains project summaries of 86 new projects that were approved to be undertaken by the agency in 2001. The report has been produced on an annual basis every year since 1984.
PRODUCT SERVICE SYSTEMS & SUSTA

Product-service Systems and Sustainability

Opportunities for Sustainable Solutions

12 Sep 2003
The concept of Product Service Systems (PSS) promotes a focus shift from selling just products to selling the utilities through a mix of products and services. This business approach has recently received increasing attention as a new way to both achieve economic gains while at the same time redu...
HNDBK FOR INTL TREAT PROTECTIO #6

Handbook for the International Treaties for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Vienna Convention (1985), the Montreal Convention (1987)

12 Sep 2003
The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (1985) and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987) are now recognized as very successful in preventing a global environmental catastrophe, which could have been caused by stratospheric ozone depletion. To ...
ENVIRO EFFECTS OZONE DEPLET 2002

Environment Effects of Ozone Depletion and Its Interactions with Climate Change

2002 Assessment

Series:
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
8 Aug 2003
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer requires periodic assessments of available scientific, environmental, technical and economic information. This 2002 Assessment focuses on the following areas: changes in biologically active ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth's...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Report of the Flexible and Rigid Foams Technical Options Committee (FTOC)

2002 Assessment

Series:
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
8 Aug 2003
Report of the Flexible and Rigid Foams Technical Options Committee (FTOC) provides information on the technical options available to eliminate chloroflurocarbons and use of other ozone depleting substances. It documents the progress that has been made in phasing out the use of these substances in...
FOUR SCENARIOS FOR EUROPE BASED

Four Scenarios for Europe

Based on UNEP's Third Global Environment Outlook

8 Aug 2003
The third Global Environment Outlook (GEO-3) was published on the eve of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. It looks back thirty years, and forward thirty years, performing an analysis utilizing what-if scenarios to explore ways in which our society could advance, includ...
SWITCHED ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

Switched on

Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Tourism Industry

8 Aug 2003
This handbook contains information on a wide range of renewable energy technologies that can be used by tourism businesses as they attempt to integrate energy efficiency into tourism related policies. It serves as a guide for tourism businesses to learn about the opportunities and benefits of ren...
SOWING THE SEEDS OF CHANGE ENVIRO

Sowing the Seeds of Change

An Environmental Teaching Pack for the Hospitality Industry

8 Aug 2003
This Environmental Teaching Package is a joint initiative of The International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Association of Hotel Schools (EUHOFA International). It is a comprehensive and user-friendly kit, which in...
RPT TECHN & ECON ASSESS 2002

Report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel

12 Sep 2003
Report of the Technological and Economic Assessment Panel consists of three volumes. First volume of this set presents the executive summaries of the various United Nations Environment Protection Agency’s (UNEP) Technical Options Committees, established to replace substances that contribute to th...
REED OPEN FOR BUSINESS ENTREPRENEU

REED

Open for Business - Entrepreneurs, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development

8 Aug 2003
This report explains the new Rural Energy Enterprise Development approach also known as REED. It’s a new and innovative development plan that seeks to provide clean energy services to millions of people in the world’s poorest countries, in order to enhance development, while at the same time redu...
GLOBAL MERCURY ASSESSMENT

Global Mercury Assessment

29 Aug 2003
This report is a comprehensive global assessment of mercury and mercury compounds undertaken by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in cooperation with members of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC). It covers recent authoritative reviews, depos...
STUDIES EIA PRACTICE DEV CTRIES

Studies of EIA Practice in Developing Countries

8 Aug 2003
This manual contains a series of case studies of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practice in developing and transitional countries. The case studies have been prepared by EIA specialists from developing countries to exemplify how the EIA process is implemented in different parts of the deve...
EVALUATION ENVIRO IMPACT LIFE

Evaluation of Environmental Impacts in Life Cycle Assessment

8 Aug 2003
In 1998 and 2000, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) joined forces with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center of Environmental Science (CML) to facilitate an international discussion forum on two specific issues of scientific development in the field of Life Cy...
RPT TECHN & ECON ASSESS 2003 HCFC

Report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP)

HCFC Task Force Report

29 Aug 2003
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) will remain an important “transitional substance” in the replacement of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in refrigeration and air conditioning, cleaning, and other speciality uses. This report examines whether sufficient, good quality, HCFCs are available at affordable ...
RPT TECHN & ECON ASSESS 2003

Report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP)

Progress Report

29 Aug 2003
Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) report of May 2003, provides details on decisions and actions that have been taken by the TEAP over the last year. Topics discussed include the ozone depleting substances, an evaluation of all essential use substances on the basis of technical and e...
CLIMATE CHANGE & BIODIVERSITY

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Series:
IPCC Technical Paper
8 Aug 2003
This technical paper by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) examines the impact of climate change on biodiversity and the ecosystem.
CLIMATE CHANGE 2001 SYNTHESIS REP

Climate Change 2001

Synthesis Report

8 Aug 2003
The Synthesis Report is based primarily on the contributions of the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to the Third Assessment Report. However, it also uses information from earlier IPCC assessments, special reports and technical papers. It follows the qu...