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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
NORTH AMERICA

North America's Environment

A Thirty-year State of the Environment and Policy Retrospective

8 Nov 2002
Focusing on UNEP’s North American region, comprised of Canada and the United States, this report provides an integrated analysis of the state of resource assets and 30-year trends in nine major themes: atmosphere, biodiversity, coastal and marine areas, disasters, freshwater, forests, human healt...
GEO ACTIVE (CD)

GEO Active (CD-ROM)

8 Nov 2002
GEO Active is based on the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) youth publication, Pachamama: Our Earth – Our Future and the Global Environment Outlook report (GEO-2000). This CD ROM includes both publications as well as introductory videos on major environmental themes, a variety of ga...
PROTECTING THE OZONE LAYER HISTORY

Protecting the Ozone Layer

The United Nations History

22 Nov 2002
This publication is the first recorded history of an environmental issue, published by the United Nations Environment Programme. It is an account of how many stakeholders – governments, scientists, industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the United Nations system – set aside their dif...
INDUSTRY AND ENV VOL 25 NO 2 2002

Industry and Environment

10 Jan 2003
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...
ATLAS OF INTL FRESHWATER AGRMTS

Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements

25 Oct 2002
Water treaties, agreements and conventions abound, but knowledge of them, and the relevant records, used to be scattered and not always easily accessible. Utilizing historical documents, statistical analysis and maps, the Atlas presents both a graphic and textual analysis of the world’s internati...
PACHAMAMA TEACHERS GUIDE

Pachamama

Teacher's Guide

27 Sep 2002
This teacher's guide was developed to accompany UNEP's Pachamama: Our Earth - Our Future. It will assist teachers in using Pachamama as a supplementary resource for integrating environmental education objectives into existing programmes. The guide includes a set of teaching modules and activities...
PACHAMAMA OUR EARTH OUR FUTURE

Pachamama

Our Earth - Our Future

27 Sep 2002
Young people from all over the world have produced an inspiring, sometimes frightening, collection of case studies, poems and drawings to tell the story of our global environment. Pachamama will tell you why the world’s environment is being degraded and how our Mother Earth is doing today. It als...
IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE

Implementing Sustainable Consumption and Production Policies

North-south, South-south and East-west Partnerships - Informal Expert Meeting

11 Oct 2002
This report presents the chair’s summary from an informal expert workshop on “Implementing Sustainable Consumption and Production Policies”, held in Paris, France in May 2002. There were two key messages that emerged from these discussions: sustainable consumption and production is needed to impr...
REFORMING ENERGY SUBSIDIES EXPLANA

Reforming Energy Subsidies

An Explanatory Summary of the Issues and Challenges in Removing or Modifying Subsidies on Energy That Undermine the Pursuit of Sustainable Development

11 Oct 2002
Subsidies on the supply and use of energy have emerged as a major theme in international discussions and negotiations aimed at promoting sustainable development. Energy subsidies matter, both because they are big and because they affect in wide-ranging and diverse ways the economy, social welfare...
PERSPECT DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE GEO-3

Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Mundial GEO 3

23 Aug 2002
El contenido del GEO-3 se basa en la información proporcionada por una red mundial de centros colaboradores, así como por numerosos expertos individuales e instituciones especializadas de todo el mundo, por lo que posee un grado incomparable de exactitud y autoridad. Trata los siguientes temas: l...
AFRICA ENVIRO OUTLOOK PAST PRESE

Africa Environment Outlook

Past, Present and Future Perspectives

25 Oct 2002
This first edition of the Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) report is a significant milestone in the collaboration between UNEP and the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Africa faces a number of critical challenges, including the deterioration of the environment; increasin...
POST CONFLICT ENVIRO ASSE YUGOSLAV

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Depleted Uranium in Serbia and Montenegro

26 Jul 2002
This report presents the findings of the first-ever international assessment of the environmental impact of depleted uranium (DU) when used in a real conflict situation. Following the confirmation by NATO that DU had been used during the Kosovo conflict, the United Nations Environment Programme ...
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L'Avenir de l'Environnement Mondial 3

GEO-3

11 Oct 2002
GEO-3 offre une vue d'ensemble des principales évolutions concernant l'environnement au cours des 30 dernières années, et montre comment des facteurs sociaux, économiques et autres ont contribué aux changements constatés.
INDUSTRY PARTNER SUSTAINABLE DEV

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Compilation of Executive Summaries

9 Aug 2002
In February 2001 UNEP, in partnership with a variety of industry associations and organizations launched a reporting initiative to gauge progress by the private sector towards sustainable development. This effort contributes to the wider review of progress with the implementation of Agenda 21, u...
WATER MANAGEMENT: INDUSTRY AS A

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Water Management

9 Aug 2002
The global water cycle sustains all life on earth. Mankind has used water to its advantage and life has proliferated. The changes brought about by the use of water have been both beneficial and harmful. In 1990, the seriousness and common nature of many water crises became globally recognized. A ...
INDUSTRY PARTNER FOR SUST DEV

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Waste Management

9 Aug 2002
Since the 1992 World Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the waste management industry has made significant technological and managerial contributions to the protection of the environment. This document summarizes contributions from a number of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) national members...
TOURISM INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Tourism

9 Aug 2002
The tourism industry report presents the perspectives of the travel and tourism industry in meeting the challenges of the 1992 Earth Summit over the past decade, and into the future. Though fundamentally an industry sector report, this publication was created through a consultation process with ...
INDUSTRY PARTNER SUSTAINAB DEV

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Road Transport

9 Aug 2002
As called for in Agenda 21, the road transport industry, under the leadership of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), developed the IRU Charter for Sustainable Development, which was unanimously adopted by all IRU members at its World Congress in 1996. This study helps to communicate to...
INDUSTRY PARTNER FOR SUST REFRIGER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Refrigeration

9 Aug 2002
This report examines how the refrigeration sector contributes to the overall sustainable development goals and to what extent the aims set out in Agenda 21 are implemented within the sector. It reviews progress achieved within the framework of Agenda 21, the key challenges to be met and actions...
RAILWAYS INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Railways

9 Aug 2002
The railway sector all over the world has changed dramatically in the last decade, in terms of economic restructuring as well as environmental and social issues. This review shows that, even though rail is in most respects the transport mode with the best environmental performance, the railways ...
OIL & GAS INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Oil and Gas

9 Aug 2002
As public awareness grows, the oil and gas business is linked to performance in the areas of environmental protection and community affairs. This report looks at what the oil and gas industry has accomplished within the context of sustainability in the past decade. Specific links between major ...
IRON & STEEL INDUSTRY PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Iron and Steel

9 Aug 2002
This report is a part of an effort coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme, to contribute to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, with a series of sectoral reports whereby international industry organizations take stock of the progress made toward sustainable development a...
INFO & COMM TECHN INDUSTRY PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Information and Communications Technology

9 Aug 2002
The Information and Communications Technology industry is used to change – indeed in many ways it is a catalyst for change. But no one was prepared for events of the past three years. This report serves both to demonstrate the progress that has been made by the industry since the first Earth Sum...
FOOD & DRINK INDUSTRY PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Food and Drink

9 Aug 2002
For the food and drink industry, preserving the environment in which our raw materials are grown has always been a concern. During the last few years, many companies have decided to increase their efforts in favour of the protection of the environment. Particular attention has been devoted to pa...
FINANCE & INSURNCE INDUSTRY PARTNR

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Finance and Insurance

9 Aug 2002
The finance sector is and will continue to be a part of sustainable solutions. Many members of the UNEP Finance Initiatives have contributed to the development of this report in an effort to further build understanding of the role the finance sector has to play in the realization of sustainable ...
FERTILIZER INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Fertilizer

9 Aug 2002
The fertilizer industry remains concerned about the effects of its products even after they leave the factory gate, and it began promoting efficient and balanced use long before most industries were adopting life cycle product responsibility. Although the research to prepare this report revealed...
ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Electricity

9 Aug 2002
Since the 1992 World Summit, the electricity sector has made steady progress towards sustainable development. The key point of this report is that energy is intrinsically linked to environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development. The major challenges for the industry ar...
INDUST PARTNER SUST DEV CONS ENGIN

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Consulting Engineering

9 Aug 2002
The consulting engineering industry is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in implementing sustainable development objectives because it plays a central role in society throughout the world. The consulting industry’s contribution to sustainable development and its actions regarding the Rio...
INDUST PARTNER SUST DEV CONSTRUCT

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Construction

9 Aug 2002
A significant amount of material has been written and published in recent years about the construction industry and its pursuit of sustainable development. Most of this, however, has been written from a national perspective and comparatively little has been published that addresses this topic fro...