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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
GLOBIO GLOBAL METHODOLOGY MAPPING

GLOBIO Global Methodology for Mapping Human Impacts on the Biosphere

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
30 Nov 2001
For millennia, humans have altered the world's ecosystems to meet their growing demands for food, fibre and water or to build cities, roads or other infrastructure. Many of these changes to ecosystems have unquestionably benefited humanity. But with the benefit of hindsight, we can see many that ...
CHECKLIST OF CITES SPECIES 2001

Checklist of CITES Species 2001

19 Dec 2001
This edition of the Checklist of CITES Species has been revised to take into account the amendments to the CITES Appendices and the changes in nomenclature adopted at the Convention of the Parties. The Checklist provides an alphabetical list of the fauna and flora. It gives the scientific and com...
ANNOTATED CITES APPENDICES & RES

Annotated CITES Appendices and Reservations 2001

19 Dec 2001
This publication relates to all species listed in CITES Appendices I, II (as of 19 July 2000) and III (as of 12 June 2001). The information is presented in the form of scientific name; CITES Appendix within which the taxa are listed; and the dates when changes to the listing of the taxa or reserv...
LP GAS SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR GOOD

LP Gas Safety

Guidelines for Good Safety Practice in the LP Gas Industry

30 Nov 2001
LP Gas is an excellent, environment-friendly fuel with tens of millions of satisfied consumers in every part of the world. As with all forms of energy, LP Gas is potentially hazardous if mishandled or misused. The guidelines within this publication are intended for policy-makers, government offic...
HNDBK ESSENTIAL USE NOMINATI

Handbook on Essential Use Nominations

21 Sep 2001
Parties to the Montreal Protocol mandated a phase out of production and consumption of halogenated controlled substances while allowing Parties to authorise production for uses decided to be essential. This handbook describes the review process and gives the instructions for the completion of ess...
FIRST AFRICA ROUNDTABLE ON CLEANER

First Africa Roundtable on Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption

21 Sep 2001
The proceedings of 'The First Africa Roundtable on Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption' is an example of one effort to support and strengthen the regional cleaner production network. The report presents an overview of successes and challenges that face cleaner production implementation...
CITES HNDBK

CITES Handbook

26 Jul 2002
This handbook refers to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The purpose of the convention is to regulate the trade in specimens of certain species that are threatened with extinction. The Convention recognizes that wild fauna and flora are an irrep...
REFERENCE MANUAL FOR THE INTEGRATE

Reference Manual for the Integrated Assessment of Trade-related Policies

21 Sep 2001
This Manual attempts to help policy makers and practitioners, in developed and developing countries, to conduct integrated assessments of the economic, environmental and social impacts of trade policy and trade liberalization. It reviews both the theory and practice of conducting assessments and ...
TAILING DAMS RISKS OF DANGEROUS

Tailings Dams

Risks of Dangerous Occurrences - Lessons Learned from Practical Experiences

21 Sep 2001
Satellite imagery has led to the realisation that tailings impoundments are probably the largest man-made structures on earth. Their safety, for the protection of life, the environment and property, is an essential need in today's mining operations. These factors and the relatively poor safety re...
ENVIRO MNGMT INDUSTRIAL ESTATES

Environmental Management in Industrial Estates in China

21 Sep 2001
The number of industrial estates in the world is growing fast and they have aided rapid industrial development in many places. This publication provides an overview and an in-depth analysis of the current state of development of industrial estates in China and of their environmental management. I...
FINANCING CLEANER PRODUCTION

Financing Cleaner Production

Study on Past Investment Practices

2 Nov 2001
This document is a report of a study on past investment practices in cleaner production in eight developing countries and economies in transition. The main objective of this study was to understand constraints hampering the adoption of preventative approaches in investment activities, and to guid...
STANDARDS & CODES OF PRACTICE

Standards and Codes of Practice to Eliminate Dependency on Halons

Handbook of Good Practices in the Halon Sector

21 Sep 2001
Standards and codes of good practice are key to simultaneously achieving effective and even enhanced fire safety, and the elimination of halons. This handbook cites exemplary regulations, standards, codes of practice and guidance documents. It describes steps authorities in developing countries c...
GLOBALIZATION & SUSTAINAB DEV

Globalization and Sustainable Development

Opportunities and Challenges for the Financial Services Sector

21 Sep 2001
The complexities of globalisation and the drive for sustainability are creating a myriad of new challenges and opportunities for the world of finance. This publication presents some of the discussions that took place at a UNEP Roundtable held on 16-17 November 2000. Some of the issues covered inc...
1998 MONTREAL PROT SUBST THAT DEPL

Report of the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel

Series:
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
21 Sep 2001
This publication presents the responses and recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) to the requests of action formulated by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The requests conc...
APELL FOR MINING GUIDANCE FOR THE

APELL for Mining

Guidance for the Mining Industry in Raising Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
30 Nov 2001
This publication provides a framework for the preparation of an emergency response plan that can be used by mine management, emergency response agencies, government officials and local communities. It covers risk factors specific to the mining industry and describes how the Awareness and Prepared...
UNEP ANNUAL RPT 2000

UNEP Annual Report 2000

30 Nov 2001
This publication discusses the work accomplished by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) during the year 2001. The Annual Report shows how UNEP is helping to achieve real and measurable improvements in the capacity of the earth's natural resource base to support a decent quality of lif...
TRANSFER & IMPLEMENTATION ENVIRO

Transfer and Implementation of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for Water Quality Management in the Mekong River Basin

Regional Consultation with Stakeholders to Identify Needs and Action

Series:
IETC Report
19 Dec 2001
Water quality management has been identified as a high priority issue for the Mekong River Basin. Because of growing development pressures on the Mekong River and on water quality in particular, UNEP's International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) deci...
GEO 2000 ALTERNATIVE POLICY STUDY

GEO-2000

Alternative Policy Study for Europe and Central Asia

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
13 Jul 2001
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO-2000) explores alternative policy options for Europe and Central Asia, focusing on energy use as an important driver for environmental problems across the region. It considers the question of what can be achieved by moderate measures, and whether this will be ...
INDUSTRY INITIATIVES THE MONTREAL

Industry Initiatives

The Montreal Protocol at Work (CD-ROM)

27 Jul 2001
This easy-to-use compact reference system provides essential resource material related to industry's response to the Montreal Protocol. The case studies included not only show the success of the treaty, but also different companies' efforts to develop reliable alternatives to Ozone Depleting Subs...
POST-CONFLICT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESS

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment

FYR of Macedonia

13 Jul 2001
The Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia has been undergoing a profound transition during the past decade. The Kosovo conflict added a new and urgent dimension to humanitarian challenges and efforts. This publication provides the results of an investigation of the environmental impact of t...
POST-CONFLICT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESS

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment

Albania

13 Jul 2001
Albania has been undergoing a profound transition during the past decade. The Kosovo conflict added a new and urgent dimension to humanitarian challenges and efforts. This publication provides the results of an investigation of the environmental impact of the Kosovo conflict on Albania. The asses...
POST-CONFLICT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESS

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment

Depleted Uranium in Kosovo

13 Jul 2001
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 o...
PLANNING & MNGMT LAKES & RESERV

Planning and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs

An Integrated Approach to Eutrophication - A Student's Guide

Series:
Technical Publication Series
13 Jul 2001
This publication provides an overview of the problems and possible solutions associated with eutrophication in freshwater lakes and reservoirs. It takes a look at the origins of the problems, their consequences, solutions and prognoses under an integrated approach. The publication also outlines a...
ELIMINATING DEPENDENCY ON HALONS

Eliminating Dependency on Halons

Case Studies

13 Jul 2001
What is good for fighting fires is not always good for the environment. In the case of halons, their long atmospheric lifetimes and high ozone destruction potential makes them extremely damaging to the stratospheric ozone layer, which protects humans, animals and plants from the damaging effects ...
MAKING A GOOD CATCH NON CFC TECHN

Making a Good Catch

Non-CFC Technologies in the Fishery Cold Chain

13 Jul 2001
With the commitment of developing and developed countries to phase out CFCs, HCFCs and other ozone depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol, the fishery industry must identify and adopt new non-CFC technologies. This publication provides examples of non-CFC technologies used in the fisher...
REGULAT CONTROL OZONE DEPLET GDBK

Regulations to Control Ozone Depleting Substances

A Guide Book

13 Jul 2001
Drawing on the experience of 58 developed and developing countries around the globe, this guidebook provides a concise overview of the ozone protection regulations. Besides providing a core knowledge about regulations worldwide, it should also stimulate the reader to further investigate different...
MANUAL DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y COMERCI

Manual de Medio Ambiente y Comercio

25 May 2001
Hoy en día las instancias de política económica mundial reconocen que el medio ambiente es parte integral del proceso de desarrollo. Por su carácter general e inteligible, este manual llega en el momento oportuno para ayudarnos a comprender mejor y promover un régimen de comercio internacional qu...
ENVIRO VALUATION

Environmental Valuation

13 Jul 2001
The use of economic valuation methods is fundamental in the management of the environment and natural resources. This publication presents the results of a range of international applications of different valuation techniques. Among other subjects, the studies examine ways of valuing wildlife vie...
ECON INSTRUMENTS FOR ENVIRONME

Economic Instruments for Environmental Management

11 Jan 2002
There is now key empirical evidence of the power of economic instruments in managing the environment. This publication describes the diversity of environmental problems to which a variety of economic instruments can be applied. The authoritative studies on air and water pollution, packaging, defo...