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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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INTEGR ASSESS IMPACT TRADE SENEGAL

Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-Related Policies

A Country Study on the Export Crop Sector in Nigeria

14 Mar 2003
Using Nigeria as a country study, this paper evaluates the impact of trade liberalization and trade related policies on the environment, and examines the related social and economic effects as a result of them. The cocoa and rubber sub-sectors are used as the primary commodities in this case stud...
INTEGR ASSESS IMPACT TRADE CHINA

Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-related Policies

A Country Study on the Cotton Sector in China

14 Mar 2003
This study examines the impact of import liberalization on Tariff-Rate Quotas (TRQ) in China’s cotton industry, and other selected agricultural products. It evaluates the impact on TRQ created as a result of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization. The study also conducts an assessment...
INTEGR ASSESS IMPACT TRADE ECUADOR

Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-related Policies

A Country Study on the Ecuador Banana Sector

14 Mar 2003
This paper attempts to define the positive and negative effects of trade liberalization on the banana industry in Ecuador following, the implementation of the governments structural adjustment policy between 1980 and 1999. It also examines the impact of international trade policies on the econom...
INTEGR ASSESS TRADE & TRADE UNEP

Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-related Policies

UNEP Country Projects-round II - A Synthesis Report

14 Mar 2003
There has been an increased interest and concern over the potential positive and negative impacts of trade liberalization, particularly on the environment and social fabric of developing countries where trade has grown most rapidly. This document synthesizes and summarizes studies in six countri...
EMERGING MARKET FOR THE ENVIRONMEN

Emerging Market for the Environment, An

A Guide to Emissions Trading

14 Mar 2003
Since its inclusion in the Kyoto Protocol, the prospect of an international emissions trading system has attracted wide interest among policy makers, industrialists and others. However, little basic information has been made available on the subject of emissions trading in general. The guide ado...
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINAB

Capacity Building for Sustainable Development

An Overview of UNEP Environmental Capacity Development Activities

14 Mar 2003
This report details how the United Nations Environment Protection Agency (UNEP) is making real its plans and aspirations for a better and more sustained world. The report informs governments, institutions and citizens of developing about capacity building opportunities available from UNEP, and e...
DEPLETED URANIUM IN BOSNIA & HERZE

Depleted Uranium in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment

8 Aug 2003
This report studies the effects of Depleted Uranium (DU) ammunition in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the conflict of 1994-95. Investigations at 14 sites revealed that DU was present at three of the sites more than seven years after the conflict. Soil, water, and air samples were tested, and for th...
DESK STUDY THE ENVIRO IN OCCUPIED

Desk Study on the Environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

8 Aug 2003
This document is adopted from a study on the environmental situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories carried out by a team of UNEP experts in October 2002. It includes an assessment of the following: freshwater quality and quantity, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and conservation ...
POST CONFLICT ENVIRO ASSE AFGHANIS

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment in Afghanistan

9 May 2003
Since February 2002 UNEP has been working with the new transitional Afghanistan government to assess the post conflict environmental needs in the country. This report examines the environmental problems facing the country such as pollution, deforestation, land degradation, erosion and desertifica...
GLOBAL TRENDS IN GENERATION

Global Trends in Generation and Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes

Analysis of the Data Provided by Parties to the Secretariat of the Basel Convention

Series:
Basel Convention Series
30 Apr 2004
This study identifies global trends and patterns in the generation and transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes, based upon data provided by the parties to the Secretariat during the period 1993 – 2000. It evaluates the data for possible flaws and formulates conclusions and rec...
BASEL CONVENTION TECHNICAL GDLNS

Technical Guidelines on the Identification and Management of Used Tyres

Series:
Basel Convention Series
5 Dec 2003
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the reduction of the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and environmentally sound management of such wastes. This document provides guidelines on the identification and management of used tyres. It will be a useful resource for countries ...
BASEL CONVENTION TECHNICAL GDLNS

Technical Guidelines on Hazardous Wastes

Physico-chemical Treatment - Biological Treatment

Series:
Basel Convention Series
5 Dec 2003
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the reduction of the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and environmentally sound management of such wastes. This document provides guidelines on disposal operations required when biological treatment is used to dispose of waste. It will...
BASEL CONVENTION TECHNICAL GDLNS

Technical Guidelines on Wastes Collected from Households

Series:
Basel Convention Series
5 Dec 2003
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the reduction of the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and environmentally sound management of such wastes. This document provides technical guidelines for the collection and disposal of household wastes. It will be a useful resource for...
BASEL CONVENTION TECHNICAL GDLNS

Technical Guidelines on Waste Oil from Petroleum Origins and Sources

Series:
Basel Convention Series
5 Dec 2003
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the reduction of the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and environmentally sound management of such wastes. This document provides technical guidelines on the handling of waste oil from petroleum origins and sources. It will be a useful ...
BASEL CONVENTION TECHNICAL GDLNS

Technical Guidelines on Used Oil Re-refining or Other Re-uses of Previously Used Oil

Series:
Basel Convention Series
5 Dec 2003
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the reduction of the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and environmentally sound management of such wastes. The focus of this document is oil re-refining or other re-uses of previously used oil. It will be a useful resource for countries...
BASEL CONVENTION TECHNICAL GDLNS

Basel Convention Technical Guidelines on Incineration on Land

Series:
Basel Convention Series
5 Dec 2003
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the reduction of the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and environmentally sound management of such wastes. This document focuses on waste incineration, a thermal treatment process in which hazardous wastes are converted into gases. It w...
BASEL CONVENTION TECHNICAL GDLNS

Technical Guidelines on Specially Engineered Landfill

Series:
Basel Convention Series
5 Dec 2003
The fundamental aims of the Basel Convention are the reduction of the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and environmentally sound management of such wastes. The focus of this document is landfills, a commonly practiced waste disposal method that involves the placement of hazardous wast...
ECOFARMING THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE

Ecofarming

The Chinese Experience

20 Dec 2002
This publication is based on the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) study on ecofarming technology and methods used in China. The study concluded that the Chinese experience though based on local ecological conditions and agricultural knowledge could be adapted to other countries wish...
ASIAN BROWN CLOUD CLIMATE

Asian Brown Cloud, The

Climate and Other Environmental Impacts

8 Aug 2003
This report is an outcome from the Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX), the first comprehensive study, carried out by the United Nations Environment Protection Agency (UNEP), on the South Asian haze and the impact it has on climate. The report documents the South Asian brown haze as observed by IND...
REPORTING & REVIEW INSTIT 10 MULTI

Reporting and Review Institutions in 10 Multilateral Environmental Agreements

20 Dec 2002
Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) negotiated by the world governments, address a wide range of collective global problems such as climate change and desertification. However, relatively little is known about the practical impact of MEAs on government behaviour. Review Institutions ha...
GLOBAL ENVIRO OUTLOOK 3 DATA

Global Environment Outlook 3

Data Compendium (Includes CD-ROM)

20 Dec 2002
The Global Environment Outlook 3: Data Compendium provides an overview of national, regional, sub-regional and global statistical data sets used to prepare the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) GEO-3 report. The compendium holds data tables for environmental issues such as climate cha...
VITAL CLIMATE GRAPHICS IMPACTS

Vital Climate Graphics

The Impacts of Climate Change

20 Dec 2002
Vital Climate Graphics contains extensive graphical presentation and detailed analysis that explain the complex scientific information and theoretical insights, that form the basis of climate change theory. The visual information contained makes it possible to grasp complex facts more quickly an...
VITAL WATER GRAPHICS AN OVERVIEW

Vital Water Graphics

An Overview of the State of the World's Fresh and Marine Waters

20 Dec 2002
Vital Water Graphics is compiled by the United Nations Environment Protection Agency (UNEP) in order to provide an easy accessible resource on state of the world’s waters. The goal of this publication is to produce a clear overview, through a set of graphics, maps and other illustrations, on the...
SUSTAINAB TOURISM IN PROTECTED

Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas

Guidelines for Planning and Management

22 Nov 2002
Tourism is good business, as it produces 4.4% of the world’s GDP, and employs around 200 million people globally. It can also help the sustainable management of protected areas, as a market-based alternative catering to the growing number of discriminating travelers trying to find, understand and...