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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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ECOLABELS IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

Ecolabels in the Tourism Industry

9 Jul 1999
Tourism, perhaps more than any other industry, depends largely on the environment for its continued well-being. This publication examines the role of ecolabels within the context of voluntary self-regulation in this industry. Intended to improve understanding of the principles on which tourism ec...
ENVIRO EFFECTS OZONE DEPLET 1998

Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion

1998 Assessment

6 Aug 1999
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer requires periodic assessments of available scientific, environmental, technical and economic information. This 1998 Assessment focuses on the following areas: changes in biologically active ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth's...
SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF OZONE DEP

Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion

6 Aug 1999
This Scientific Assessment was prepared by the world's leading experts in the atmospheric sciences, under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme. Prepared as input to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the ...
GLOBAL ENVIRO OUTLOOK FOR LIFE

Global Environment Outlook

For Life on Earth

20 Aug 1999
By reporting on the state of the environment through its Global Environment Outlook series, the United Nations Environment Programme offers an essential tool to help speed up the pace of environmental action. This first issue of the biennial Global Environment Outlook gives a snapshot of an on-go...
COUNCILLOR AS GUARDIAN THE ENVIRO

Councillor as Guardian of the Environment, The

Training for Elected Leadership

1 Dec 1998
This book forms part of the series Training for Elected Leadership, developed by Habitat and UNEP IETC to assist councillors to represent the citizens, provide civic leadership and work effectively with central government and local authorities/institutions. The clear, practical handbook includes ...
ENVIRO IMPACT OF LARGE SCALE MIN

Environmental Impact of Large-scale Mining in Papua New Guinea

Mining Residue Disposal by the Ok Tedi Copper-Gold Mine

1 Dec 1998
This book presents a study on the environmental impacts of the controversial Ok Tedi Gold/Copper Mine in Papua New Guinea. The focus is on the effects of large discharge of tailings and waste rock material on riverbed aggradation of the Ok Tedi and Fly rivers. Also covered is the accumulation/red...
INDUSTRIES AND ENFORCEMENT ON ENVI

Industries and Enforcement of Environmental Law in Africa

Industry Experts Review Environmental Practice

8 Jan 1999
Over the years, there has been gradual realization that environmental protection and its rational management are in fact a precondition to development. On the issue of rational management of the environment and natural resources, this publication looks at ten countries inside the African region -...
YOUNG ACTION FOR THE FUTURE 2ND ED

Young Action for the Future

4 Dec 1998
Young people are more informed and aware than ever about the environmental challenges facing us in the late twentieth century. This book demonstrates how young people are empowering themselves to get involved at the national and international level, having an impact on policies and decision-makin...
NEGOTIAT SUSTAIN FUTURE FOR LAND

Negotiating a Sustainable Future for Land

Structural and Institutional Guidelines for Land Resources Management in the 21st Century

In order to achieve the greatest sustainable benefits from the land, an integrated management of land resources is necessary. This publication discusses land management and many of its related issues. The areas of coverage include: the need for an improved approach; establishing the conditions fo...
GDBK FOR IMPLEMENTAT OF CODES

Guidebook for Implementation of Codes of Good Practice

Phasing Out ODS in Developing Countries - Refrigeration Sector

4 Dec 1998
This Guidebook is designed to help governments and industry to design and establish appropriate codes of good practice for the refrigeration servicing sector. The topics covered include: Facing the Challenge: What You Need to Do; Designing and Implementing Codes of Good Practice; and Elements of ...
COMPENDIUM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS O

Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries

Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations

18 Dec 1998
This Series contains the full text of the national laws and regulations of the countries of the African region, in the field of the environment. The legislation is reproduced in its original language.
COMPENDIUM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS O

Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries

Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations

5 Feb 1999
This Series contains the full text of the national laws and regulations of the countries of the African region, in the field of the environment. The legislation is reproduced in its original language.
COMPENDIUM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS O

Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries

Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations

18 Dec 1998
This Series contains the full text of the national laws and regulations of the countries of the African region, in the field of the environment. The legislation is reproduced in its original language.
COMPENDIUM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS O

Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries

Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations

18 Dec 1998
This Series contains the full text of the national laws and regulations of the countries of the African region, in the field of the environment. The legislation is reproduced in its original language.
COMPENDIUM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS O

Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries

Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations

18 Dec 1998
This Series contains the full text of the national laws and regulations of the countries of the African region, in the field of the environment. The legislation is reproduced in its original language.
HOW THE HOTEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY

How the Hotel and Tourism Industry Can Protect the Ozone Layer

19 Jun 1998
The first step in controlling the consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS) applicable to developing countries that are party to the Montreal Protocol is fast approaching. On 1 July 1999, the freeze on consumption and production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) goes into effect. This publicati...
VOLUNTARY INDUSTRY CODES OF CONDUC

Voluntary Industry Codes of Conduct for the Environment

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
12 Mar 1999
Voluntary codes of conduct can be an important policy tool for improving industry's environmental performance. They can also be an important tool for industry to demonstrate that they are managing their operation in a manner that will enhance economic growth, ensure environmental protection and a...
UNEP ENVIR LAW TRAINING MANUAL

UNEP Environmental Law Training Manual

22 May 1998
This publication will be used by the United Nations Environment Program in its future global, regional and national training courses. Although the Manual is directed primarily at those in government and academia, it would also build awareness of environmental law among the private sector and the ...
CLEANER PROD GUIDE SOURCES INFO

Cleaner Production

A Guide to Sources of Information

26 Mar 1999
Cleaner production has been acknowledged as the preferred strategy to achieve efficient use of natural resources and to prevent pollution. However, obtaining information on cleaner production can be a challenging task. This publication presents information sources that can be of assistance in obt...
ECODESIGN PROMISING APPROACH

Ecodesign

A Promising Approach to Sustainable Production and Consumption

22 May 1998
Governments, companies, non-governmental organizations and consumers are becoming increasingly interested in improving the environmental performance of products. This Manual is the first of its kind to provide companies with a step-by-step approach to ecodesign. Steps that will help to fully inte...
TESAURO MULTILINGUE DE TERMINOS

Tesauro de Términos Ambientales

Series:
PNUMA Infoterra
13 Mar 1998
El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) se complace en presentar el EnVoc - Tesauro Mulitilingüe de Términos Ambientales. Producto de INFOTERRA - la Red Mundial de Intercambio de Información Ambiental del PNUMA, el EnVoc es la última edición del Tesauro de Términos Ambie...
HNDBK ENVIRO LAW

Handbook of Environmental Law

5 Jun 1998
Environmental law has been recognized as one of the most effective tools to translate the objectives of sustainable development into action. The dissemination of information on environmental law therefore takes on an urgent significance. In this context, the United Nations Environment Programme (...
REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Role of Voluntary Programmes

27 Mar 1998
Governments and industries among others, will find this publication helpful in identifying opportunities for voluntary programmes and in designing, structuring and monitoring such initiatives. It presents information on ten (10) case studies on voluntary programmes and an equal amount of case stu...
ENVIRO MNGMT SYSTEMS TRAINING KIT

Environmental Management Systems Training Resource Kit

13 Mar 1998
An invaluable Kit that gives trainers and managers the tools necessary to conduct training courses in environmental management systems. The Kit includes a comprehensive guide designed to build the capacity of trainers, an environmental management system lecture section tailored to managers in sma...
UNEP BIENNIAL RPT 1996/97

UNEP Biennium Report

For Life on Earth

27 Feb 1998
Safeguarding the environment is a cross-cutting United Nations activity. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has been mandated as the organization with the central role in environmental activities within the United Nations. This publication is one of accountability. It reports on a ...