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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
NATURAL SELECTION EVOLVING CHOICE

Natural Selection

Evolving Choices for Renewable Energy Technology and Policy

25 May 2001
This publication presents an overview of major renewable energy technologies and a discussion of the policy frameworks that will further their deployment. It also gives a brief discussion of scenarios that can lead to a sustainable energy future.
PROCEED WORKSHOP ADOPTING APPLY

Proceedings of the Workshop on Adopting, Applying and Operating Environmentally Sound Technologies for Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment for the Wider Caribbean Region

Series:
IETC Report
20 Apr 2001
This publication is an outcome of the Workshop devoted to enhancement of awareness and the development of the capabilities in the field of wastewater treatment at regional and national levels. Proceedings include papers on specific technologies for wastewater treatment, technology choices and sus...
PROCEED INTL SYMPOS EFFICIENT WATE

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Efficient Water Use in Urban Areas

Innovative Ways of Finding Water for Cities

Series:
IETC Report
4 May 2001
Adequate freshwater supply is the most important precondition for sustaining human life and for achieving sustainable development. Recognizing the importance of freshwater, the UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC) organized and International Symposium. The Symposium was ...
PRINCIPLES OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WAST

Principles of Municipal Solid Waste Management

Proceedings of a Seminar

Series:
IETC Report
20 Apr 2001
This publication is an outcome of a seminar on Environmentally Sound Technologies in the field of municipal solid waste management. It presents an overview of solid waste management principles, planning solid waste management systems and introduces alternative environmentally sound solutions for ...
ENVIRO TECHNOLOGY ASSESS SUBSAHAR

Environmental Technology Assessment (EnTA) in Sub-Saharan Africa

A UNEP EnTA Leadership Training Programme

Series:
IETC Report
20 Apr 2001
This publication is an outcome of a training programme for Sub-Saharan Africa on the utilization of Environmental Technology Assessment (EnTA) for decision-making in the management of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs). It includes an overview of the concept of EnTA, detailed country repor...
INTL SHIGA FORUM ON TECHN

International Shiga Forum on Technology for Water Management in the 21st Century

Series:
IETC Report
20 Apr 2001
Due to increasing population, changing lifestyles and escalating human activities, the total global demand for water resources is increasing. The Shiga International Forum on Water brought together scientists from all over the world to discuss the global water crisis. This publication documents s...
CASE STUDIES ALTERNAT METHYL

Case Studies on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide

Technologies with Low Environmental Impact

15 Dec 2000
Achieving the methyl bromide phase out is one of the last remaining challenges for ozone-layer protection. Since 1997, the search for alternative techniques has been on-going. This publication documents 18 worldwide case studies that illustrate non-chemical alternative techniques successfully use...
ACTION ON OZONE

Action on Ozone

12 Jan 2001
In an effort to protect the Earth from the damaging effect by certain chemical compounds, governments have brokered many international agreements. These agreements have succeeded in curbing the consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals by involving almost all governments of the world in an unprece...
TECHNICAL WORKBOOK ON ENVIRO

Technical Workbook on Environmental Management Tools for Decision Analysis

Technical Reference and Workbook

Series:
Technical Publication Series
15 Dec 2000
A recurrent subject of discussion is the need for integrating environmental considerations in making decisions that have impact on development, whether at the national, industrial or community level. This workbook provides several environmental management tools that can be useful for environmenta...
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY EARTH

Global Biodiversity

Earth's Living Resources in the 21st Century

15 Dec 2000
The 1990s has seen a remarkable increase in appreciation of the links between the state of ecosystems and the state of humankind. This publication explores key global issues of biodiversity. It examines the relationships between humankind and biodiversity, covering salient features of human impac...
SUSTAINAB DEV THE FUTURE MINERAL

Sustainable Development and the Future of Mineral Investment

10 Nov 2000
Sustainable Development and the Future of Mineral Investment explores and analyzes how the concept of sustainable development can be related to mineral enterprises. It discusses a wide range of issues under three main areas: Perspectives on sustainable development; Processes for furthering sustai...
EARTH & FAITH BOOK OF REFLECT

Earth and Faith

A Book of Reflection for Action

27 Oct 2000
This publication reflects on the numerous links between faith and the preservation of our planet Earth. It offers an overview of lessons that the various faith traditions provide through the profound respect they teach for our planet. It presents a panorama of Earth issues and success stories on:...
TRANSAPELL GUIDANCE FOR DANGEROUS

TransAPELL

Guidance for Dangerous Goods Transport - Emergency Planning in a Local Community

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
27 Oct 2000
This publication has been prepared in response to requests from around the world to provide communities with help in planning for accidents arising from the transport of dangerous goods. The purpose of TransAPELL is to encourage co-operation between community, government and industry to develop u...
RECOVERY & RECYCLING SYSTEMS

Recovery and Recycling Systems

Guidelines - Phasing Out ODS in Developing Countries - Refrigeration Sector

27 Oct 2000
The objective of this publication is to help developing country governments and industry representatives to design and establish recovery and recycling (R&R) systems, and to operate them efficiently. The establishment of such R&R systems represents a cost-effective step in reducing the consumptio...
INFORMATION MNGMT & DECISION SUPPO

Information Management and Decision Support for Marine Biodiversity Protection and Human Welfare

Coral Reefs

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Meeting Report
6 Apr 2001
This publication presents a series of background papers written by professionals from around the world intended to provide decision support for marine biodiversity protection and human welfare. The volume provides a mixture of concepts, tools and case studies. It assesses strategies for the welfa...
PERSPECT DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE 2000

Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Mundial

18 Aug 2000
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Mundial 2000 del PNUMA es un producto singular de un proceso no menos sigular. Preparado con la participación de más de 850 personas de todo el mundo, y en colaboración con más de 30 institutos ambientales así como otros organismos de las Naciones Unidas, el inform...
SOIL & GROUNDWATER POLLUTION

Soil and Groundwater Pollution

Fundamentals, Risk Assessment and Legislation

Series:
Soil and Environment
18 Aug 2000
This publication focuses on soil and groundwater pollution in Central and Eastern Europe. In order to promote a successful implementation of protection and remedial measures, Soil and Goundwater Pollution, is addressed to scientists, engineers, lawyers, government authorities and private enterpri...
OVERVIEW LAND BASED SOURCES ACTIV

Overview on Land-based Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine, Coastal and Associated Freshwater Environment in the West and Central African Region

Series:
UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies
10 Nov 2000
This publication aims at assisting the countries of the West and Central African region in their efforts to protect the marine environment and achieve sustainable development. It provides data and information for a comprehensive regional review on land-based sources and activities affecting the q...
1998 MONTREAL PROT SUBST THAT DEPL

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Report of the Technology and Economics Assessment Panel

10 Nov 2000
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...
CRITERIA IN ENVIRONMENTAL LABELLIN

Criteria in Environmental Labelling

A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Criteria in Selected Labelling Schemes

Series:
Environment and Trade
18 Aug 2000
This publication provides information on the environmental characteristics of three products: paper, laundry detergents, and textiles. It gives an overview of environmental criteria in each of the three product categories in up to thirteen eco-label schemes. Criteria in Environmental Labelling al...
UNEP ANNUAL RPT 1999

UNEP Annual Report 1999

18 Aug 2000
This publication discusses the work accomplished by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) during the year 1999.The report is structured on the foundation of five priority areas: environmental information, assessment and research; enhanced co-ordination of environmental conventions and d...
ODS IMPORT/EXPORT LICEN SYST PROMO

ODS Import/Export Licensing Systems Resource Module

Promoting Compliance with the Trade and Licensing Provisions of the Montreal Protocol in Countries with Economies in Transition - Policy Design and Setting up of Legislation

18 Aug 2000
The objective of this Resource Module, based on experience from Western and Eastern European countries, is to assist Countries with Economies in Transition (CEITs) in the design and establishment of import/export licensing systems and in their implementation or improvement. The purpose of the pub...
TRADE RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL MEASUR

Trade Related Environmental Measures in the Field of Safety in Biotechnology

Series:
Environment and Trade
18 Aug 2000
This publication illustrates how safety requirements in the field of biotechnology can sometimes take the form of trade measures when they create a restriction on trade to protect the environment and/or human health from the potential adverse effects of biotechnology products. The publication hig...
HNDBK FOR INTL TREAT PROTECTIO #5

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

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

27 Oct 2000
The Handbook contains full text of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer as adjusted and amended up to 1999. It also contains a useful summary of control measures to phase out ozone-depleting substances as ...
FISHERIES SUBSIDIES OVERFISHING AN

Fisheries Subsidies Overfishing and Trade

Series:
Environment and Trade
18 Aug 2000
This publication provides an analytical framework for international consideration of the issue on fisheries subsidies, trade and the environment. It views natural resource subsidies in economic theory and examines the mechanisms by which they contribute to environmental degradation. The publicati...
GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF ACIDIFICATION

Global Assessment of Acidification and Eutrophication of Natural Ecosystems

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
18 Aug 2000
This publication presents a global assessment of acidification and eutrophication caused by sulphur and nitrogen deposition. The study has two objectives: the first is to assess the present and possible future risks of acidification and eutrophication of terrestrial natural and semi-natural ecosy...