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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
COAL INDUSTRY PARTNER FOR SUST

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Coal

9 Aug 2002
The World Coal Institute (WCI) has prepared this report on behalf of the coal industry for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It provide policy-makers, NGOs and coal industry members with information on the progress of the coal industry in implementing goals of sustainable developmen...
CHEMICALS: INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Chemicals

9 Aug 2002
This report presents the contributions of the chemical sector to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Four major areas of contribution have been identified - globalization, safety, capacity building and innovation. The report provides many examples of t...
AVIATION INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Aviation

9 Aug 2002
Air transport is a competitive industry and it creates jobs, fosters economic growth and largely contributes to the concept of ‘World Progress’. The conditions and regulations in which civil aviation operates must be further developed in order to satisfy and reconcile customer expectations and en...
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Automotive

9 Aug 2002
This document reports and reflects on both the progress and the challenges of sustainable development in the worldwide automotive industry. It gives an overview of the industry’s achievements since the Rio Conference in 1992 and of its key responsibilities today.
ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY AS PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Aluminium

9 Aug 2002
Aluminium is the world's second most used metal. It is a global commodity driving the industry to adopt a global approach to sustainable development issues through its international body, the International Aluminium Institute (IAI). The aluminium industry has a number of elements in its current e...
ADVERTISING INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Advertising

9 Aug 2002
This report is a part of an important effort by the business community in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme to prepare the Johannesburg discussions. It reflects on the world of advertising, its role in sustainable development and provides a balanced overview of those issu...
ACCOUNTING INDUSTRY PARTNER

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

Accounting

9 Aug 2002
Many people, including many in the profession itself, see accounting and accountants as remote from any possible contact with the notions of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. The report tries to throw a new light on the accounting profession and on accounting professio...
10 YEARS AFTER RIO THE UNEP

Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development

10 Years after Rio - The UNEP Assessment

6 Sep 2002
Through a multi-stakeholder process facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, 22 industry sectors have developed global sustainability reports. It is the first time that business and industry have formed a...
SOURCEBOOK ALTERNAT TECHN FRESHWA

Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in West Asia

Series:
Technical Publication Series
14 Jun 2002
The West Asian Region is characterized by its aridity and vast deserts where water evaporates quickly or is absorbed into the soil before it can be properly used or contained. Throughout history inhabitants of this region have developed technologies to capture and keep water, making the best out ...
ENVIRO SOUND TECHNOL FOR WASTEWATE

Environmentally Sound Technologies for Wastewater and Stormwater Management

An International Source Book

Series:
Technical Publication Series
14 Jun 2002
This publication is a sequel to the 'International Source Book on Environmentally Sound Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste Management'. The urgent need for information on how to deal with wastewater is clearly shown by the fact that nearly 3 billion people are without adequate sanitation and ...
CHANGING PRODUCTION PATTERNS

Changing Production Patterns

Learning from the Experience of National Cleaner Production Centers

14 Jun 2002
One of the keys to achieving sustainable development is changing the production patterns that waste resources and emit more pollutants than our ecosystem can absorb. Reviewing case studies and experiences was not enough to implement changes. What was needed was technical and financial assistance ...
TOMORROW

Tomorrow's Markets

Global Trends and Their Implications for Business

14 Jun 2002
The shadows of environmental degradation, poverty, and lack of economic opportunity lie across the regions of the world that are fertile ground for ethnic conflicts, hatred, and violence. The private sector has a more important role than ever before to develop products and practices and to suppor...
REGIONAL SEAS ECOSYSTEM BASED

Regional Seas

Ecosystem-based Management of Fisheries - Opportunities and Challenges for Coordination between Marine Regional Fishery Bodies and Regional Seas Conventions

Series:
UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies
14 Jun 2002
The ecosystem approach to the management of oceans and their resources was consolidated in Agenda 21. Practical application of this approach is still in early stages of development by regional organizations for fisheries, and for the marine and coastal environment. This publication contains a bri...
GLOBAL ENVIRO OUTLOOK 3

Global Environment Outlook 3

12 Jul 2002
This is the third report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that provides comprehensive, integrated and policy-oriented assessments of the global environment. GEO-3 is published 10 years after the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 and in...
ENVIRO ASPECTS PHOSPHATE & POTASH

Environmental Aspects of Phosphate and Potash Mining

5 Apr 2002
This publication is the last in a series which looked at environmental aspects of the fertilizer industry throughout the life-cycle of mineral fertilizer products. In this volume, the holistic way of looking at an issue is applied to the activities of the fertilizer raw materials sector, incorpor...
UNEP ANNUAL RPT 2001

UNEP Annual Report 2001

5 Apr 2002
This publication discusses the work accomplished by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) during the year 2001. The Annual Report shows how UNEP, by working closely with governments, other United Nations organizations, the non-governmental and scientific community, the business and priv...
HEALING THE OZONE LAYER WITH SMALL

Healing the Ozone Layer with Small Brushes

53 Images from the 1998 United Nations Environmental Programme Children's Painting Competition

22 Mar 2002
The 1992 Earth Summit produced Agenda 21, which highlights the importance of listening to children when it comes to protecting the environment. The 1998 UNEP Children's Painting Competition was a step towards doing just that. Children from all over the world were invited to paint on the subject o...
INTEGR WASTE MNGMT PRACTICES

Integrated Waste Management Practices to Protect Freshwater Resources

Case Studies from West Asia, the Mediterranean and the Arab Region

Series:
Technical Publication Series
22 Mar 2002
The 1999 Inter-Regional Workshop on Technologies for Waste Management was organized in response to the growing needs of cities in West Asia, the Mediterranean and the Arab Region to build their management and decision making capacity in environmental management. This publication contains nine cas...
ECOTOURISM PRINCIPLES PRACTICES

Ecotourism

Principles, Practices and Policies for Sustainability

22 Mar 2002
Ecotourism has been growing rapidly over the last decades. Yet, while ecotourism has the potential to create a positive environmental and social impact, it can also be damaging if not done properly. This guide was developed to act as a basic resource book for governments and practitioner who want...
EVOLUTION OF CITES 2001

Evolution of CITES 2001, The

22 Mar 2002
The Evolution of CITES is a comprehensive guide to CITES, 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 accessible way and provides explanations and comments to facilitate an understand...
CONSUMPTION OPPORTUNITIES STRATEG

Consumption Opportunities

Strategies for Change

22 Mar 2002
Sustainable consumption was raised as one of the key challenges of sustainability for the first time at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Since then progress on tracking consumption patterns, and devising the tools to change them, has been slow. This publication has five objectives: to recap the deve...
MESOPOTAMIAN MARSHLANDS

Mesopotamian Marshlands, The

Demise of an Ecosystem

Series:
Early Warning and Assessment Technical Report
11 Jan 2002
Dams and drainage schemes have transformed one of the finest wetlands, the Mesopotamian marshlands, into salt-encrusted desert. This study prepared by the United Nations Environmental Programme, demonstrates humanity's devastating impact on the environment. It examines the causes leading to the c...
REGIONAL SCENARIOS FOR

Regional Scenarios for Environmental Sustainability

A Review of the Literature

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
11 Jan 2002
As the world grows more connected, long-term scenario perspectives are required at global, regional, national and local levels for environmental sustainability. By presenting a review of the literature, this report illuminates the prospects for environmentally sustainable development.
DEVASTATING DROUGHT IN KENYA:

Devastating Drought in Kenya

Environmental Impacts and Responses

8 Feb 2002
Kenya has suffered from what has been called the worst drought in living memory caused by the continuous failure of rainfall from October 1998 to date. This caused a severe water shortage that affected the agricultural and industrial sectors and resulted in acute human suffering and, animal and v...
TWO CHALLENGES ONE SOLUTION CASE

Two Challenges, One Solution

Case Studies of Technologies That Protect the Ozone Layer and Mitigate Climate Change

11 Jan 2002
Choices are still being made in most part of the world on the phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs). It is important for climate change that these choices also take into consideration their impact on global warming. This publication, produced by the Ozone Action Programme of the United N...
CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM, THE:

Clean Development Mechanism, The

Building International Public-private Partnerships under the Kyoto Protocol

11 Jan 2002
This report on the technical, financial and institutional aspects of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is based on the work and deliberations of the Ad Hoc Working Group commissioned by the Unites Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The publication looks at the structure of the CDM, ...
SOURCEBOOK TECHN FOR PROTECTING

Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Protecting the Ozone Layer

Alternatives to Methyl Bromide

11 Jan 2002
Methyl bromide, a potent pest control chemical, was identified as an ozone depleting substance (ODS) in 1972. The phase out of this toxic chemical presents a special challenge. To replace methyl bromide, users around the world must have access to reliable and useful technical information. This pu...
WORLD ATLAS OF CORAL REEFS

World Atlas of Coral Reefs

8 Feb 2002
Coral reefs are one of the world's most spectacular ecosystems. They are not only a source of wonder and fascination, but they also represent a critical resource for millions of people. This atlas presents a summary of what we know about the geographic distribution and status of coral reefs at th...
SUSTAINABLE SPORT MNGMT RUNN

Sustainable Sport Management

Running an Environmentally, Socially and Economically Responsible Organization

30 Nov 2001
Written as a practical user's manual, this publication is a comprehensive guide to managing sport organizations of all types and sizes in a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner. It describes the realities and the new pressures and demands on sports managers with a pa...