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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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STEEL INDUSTRY & THE ENVIRO #38

Steel Industry and the Environment

Technical and Management Issues

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
13 Feb 1998
Personnel responsible for day-to-day plant operations, those in government, regulatory or standard-setting organizations, or those seeking to influence them, such as industry associations will find this publication to be their main source of reference. It gives an overview of current and best pra...
MULTILINGUAL THESAURUS OF ENVIRO

Multilingual Thesaurus of Environmental Terms

Series:
UNEP Infoterra
5 Sep 1997
This thesaurus establishes, in a clear and logical manner, a simple way of identifying precise areas of environmental knowledge. A categorised listing of subjects and an alphabetical listing of subjects is given. This latest edition also contains a KWIC (Key Word In Context) list. Now in its four...
MINERAL FERTILIZER PRODUCTION

Mineral Fertilizer Production and the Environment

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
5 Sep 1997
This comprehensive report is intended to raise the awareness of the environmental issues inherent in the fertilizer manufacturing industry, and to highlight the concerted approaches that industry and government may take to avoid the associated impacts. The report is an integral part of the United...
ENVIRO MNGMT INDUSTRL ESTATES #39

Environmental Management of Industrial Estates, The

5 Sep 1997
This United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) guide is the first stage in the process of preparing advice for estate managers. It proposes a practical set of options for day-to-day work activities based on the best current experience. Intended for government officials, estate managers and indu...
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY INCIDENTS

Environmental and Safety Incidents Concerning Tailings Dams at Mines

1 Jul 1997
The information presented in this publication has the potential to form the foundation of a comprehensive store of tailings dam performance data. Covering the years 1980-1996, it reviews the occurrence of reported failures and other similar incidents involving mine tailings dams in major mining r...
FOR LIFE ON EARTH CD-ROM: UNEP

For Life on Earth

UNEP's Interactive (CD-ROM)

5 Sep 1997
Explore the global environment in this compelling CD-ROM that highlights the work of the international community through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This excellent teaching aid discusses several key issues including natural resources, production and consumption, human health,...
SPATIAL DATA SETS FOR ENVIRO

Spatial Data Sets for Environment Assessment

Towards Bridging the Data Gap

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
18 Jul 1997
Until recently, it was virtually impossible to obtain historical, time-series data over large areas owing to lack of Earth-observing systems. A number of such systems from many countries now provide data covering almost all parts of the Earth on a regular basis. This publication includes examples...
RPT REGIONAL CONSULT HELD UNEP

Report of Regional Consultations held for UNEP's First Global Environment Outlook

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
18 Jul 1997
In an effort to contribute to the Global Environment Outlook, this publication provides guidance and input on the environmental concerns from regional perspectives, reasons for the occurrence of the problems and their impacts, as well as to examine the policy responses that are being implemented ...
REPORT OF THE UNEP/RIVM/PE WORKSHO

Report of the UNEP/RIVM/PE Workshop on Global and Regional Modeling of Food Production and Land Use and the Long-Term Impact of Degradation of Land and Water Resources

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Meeting Report
18 Jul 1997
Integrated modeling of consequences of degradation of land and water is receiving more and more attention from both policy and science communities. This publication reviews the performance of models for exploring future land use changes at global and regional levels and considers the relevance of...
GLOBAL SCENARIO GROUP FIRST MEET

Global Scenario Group

First Meeting Report and the Sustainability Transition - Beyond Conventional Development

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
18 Jul 1997
This publication articulates a range of development scenarios and examines their plausibility, desirability and sustainability. It illuminates the interplay between global and regional processes concerning socio-economic, environmental and resource issues.
FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ENVIRO

Future of the Global Environment, The

A Model-Based Analysis Supporting UNEP's First Global Environment Outlook

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report
13 Mar 1998
Integrated assessment is one of the more powerful information tools to rational environmental policy. This report illustrates that integrated assessment and modelling techniques can be excellent tools for environment and development policy-setting. It documents The Netherlands National Institute ...
AIR QUALITY MNGMT & ASSESS

Air Quality Management and Assessment Capabilities in 20 Major Cities

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Report
11 Apr 1997
Urban air quality is increasingly being recognized as a major public health and environmental issue in both developed and developing nations. This review provides policy-relevant information and raises awareness of innovative and effective local air quality management strategies which could be ad...
MONITORING IMPORTS OF OZONE DEPLET

Monitoring Imports of Ozone Depleting Substances

A Guidebook

18 Jul 1997
This Guidebook will be of invaluable assistance to government environment officers and customs officials in deciding how to design their own systems to monitor and control the import of ozone depleting substances (ODSs). It describes the monitoring systems in such countries as Australia, Malaysia...
REGULAT CONTROL OZONE DEPLET GDBK

Regulations to Control Ozone-Depleting Substances

A Guidebook

18 Jul 1997
The need to design, implement and enforce effective regulatory, legislative and policy frameworks to support the phase-out of ozone depleting substances (ODSs) is an urgent concern of many countries. This Guidebook is of great assistance to those responsible for structuring and drafting regulatio...
SPECIALIZED SOLVENT USES SOURCEBOO

Technologies for Protecting the Ozone Layer

Specialized Solvent Uses Sourcebook

28 Feb 1997
Manufacturers of products containing Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs), users of products containing ODS solvents and National Ozone Units (NOUs) among others will find this Sourcebook invaluable. It offers a guide for selecting appropriate alternative to ODSs while taking organizational, environ...
FLEXIBLE & RIGID FOAMS SOURCEBOOK

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Flexible and Rigid Foams Sourcebook

28 Feb 1997
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer requires periodic assessments of available scientific, environmental, technical and economic information. This publication is one in a series of Technical Options Committee reports and assesses the situation of flexible and rigid fo...
AEROSOLS STERILANTS MISCELLANE

Aerosols, Sterilants, Miscellaneous Uses and Carbon Tetrachloride Sourcebook

28 Feb 1997
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer requires periodic assessments of available scientific, environmental, technical and economic information. This publication is one in a series of Technical Options Committee reports and assesses the situation of aerosols sterilants, ...
MONITORING INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS

Monitoring Industrial Emissions and Wastes

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
13 Mar 1998
A new and important manual relevant to most industries. Procedures are given for the stages and steps required to carry out systematic monitoring programmes. It demonstrates how monitoring programmes can be implemented by companies, whether 'in-house' or by special monitoring organizations. It is...
ENVIRO RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SUSTAIN

Environmental Risk Assessment for Sustainable Cities

Series:
Technical Publication Series
28 Feb 1997
This unique publication provides important background information on environmental risk assessments to acquaint all managers and planners with the process and to develop an integrated approach that incorporates risk assessment into the strategic planning process of the sustainable cities programm...
CLEANER PROD CHINA STORY SUCCESS

Cleaner Production in China

A Story of Successful Co-operation

24 Jan 1997
A unique book which publicizes the results and benefits of a pioneering joint project. It will stimulate similar efforts and partnerships in other parts of the world and will encourage donors to build further on this project rather than creating novel approaches, new institutions or unnecessary d...
HNDBK FOR INTL TREAT PROTECTIO

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

The Vienna Convention 1985 - The Montreal Protocol 1987

13 Dec 1996
This Handbook, which updates the 1993 edition, incorporates all the adjustments, amendments and the decisions of the Parties till the end of 1995. In addition, it gives valuable information on the implementation of these international environmental treaties. In this single volume, anyone interest...
CHARACTERISATION & ASSESS GROUND

Characterisation and Assessment of Groundwater Quality Concerns in Asia-Pacific Region

Series:
Environment Information and Assessment Report
13 Dec 1996
The purpose of this special report is both to inform and advise. It assesses the current and likely future groundwater quality problems, both natural and anthropogenic, in the region and identifies the principal threats to the security of the valuable resource. It provides an overview of the majo...
SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF OZONE DEP

Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion

Executive Summary

Series:
Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project
15 Nov 1996
The scientific assessment summarized in this book is the latest in a series of reports prepared by the world's leading experts in the atmospheric sciences and under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme. The interested reader is given a...
TAKING ACTION AN ENVIRONMENTAL

Taking Action

An Environmental Guide for You and Your Community

15 Nov 1996
A new publication which offers clear explanations on how to address many of the environmental problems plaguing the planet. Although intended for individuals and community service organizations, it will be of great interest to all those concerned with the well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants.
ENVIRO ACTION PACK FOR HOTELS PRAC

Environmental Action Pack for Hotels

Practical Steps to Benefit Your Business and the Environment

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
15 Nov 1996
This report will be of great assistance to the worldwide hotel industry in improving its environmental management. The action pack provides practical information, checklists and examples on key issues such as: how to perform environmental self audits; how to integrate environmental management int...
HEALTH ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL ACCIDEN

Health Aspects of Chemical Accidents

Guidance on Chemical Accident Awareness, Preparedness and Response for Health Professionals and Emergency Responders

Series:
UNEP IE/PAC Technical Report
15 Nov 1996
A new and important publication which will assist managers and other decision-makers in developing appropriate policies for chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response. Since it focuses on the health aspects of chemical accidents, it is primarily directed to decision-makers in the hea...