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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
ROLE SUPPLY CHAINS ADDRESS GLOBAL

The Role of Supply Chains in Addressing the Global Seafood Crisis

6 Nov 2009
This publication provides guidance to the various stakeholders in the fisheries sector on the tools and actions necessary to address the challenges contributing to the global seafood crisis. The document reviews the complexities surrounding the current decline, and in some cases collapse, of glob...
CLIMATE TRADE POLICIES POST 2012

Climate and Trade in Policies in a Post-2012 World

9 Nov 2009
Climate change represents more than just an environmental challenge—it is also a challenge to future economic development. Overlaps between climate change and trade policies are inevitable and are already evident. This publication provides a timely collection of short forward-thinking articles by...
INTEGR ASSESS MAINSTREAMING SUSTAI

Integrated Assessment

Mainstreaming Sustainability into Policy Making - A Guidance Manual

14 Nov 2009
This Guidance Manual was developed to support the use of Integrated Assessment as an instrument for mainstreaming sustainability into policymaking processes and to facilitate Integrated Policymaking for Sustainable Development. It draws on international experiences and highlights the connections ...
CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE COMPEND

Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

8 Dec 2009
This Climate Change Science Compendium presents some of the issues and ideas that have emerged since the close of research for consideration by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report over three years ago. Focusing on work that brings new insights to aspects ...
MAINSTREAMING POVERTY ENVIRO LINK

Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into Development Planning

A Handbook for Practitioners

19 Oct 2009
Natural resources such as forests and fisheries play a larger role in the national income and wealth of less developed economies. This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national developme...
GLOBAL TRENDS SUSTAINAB ENRGY 2009

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009

Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

17 Oct 2009
Global investment inn sustainable energy reached $155 billion in 2008, a modes increase of 5% over 2007. Following several years of over 50% growth, this marks a dramatic slowdown as a result of the global economic downturn. The report provides an overview of different types of capital flows an...
AN ASSESSMENT OF ASSESSMENTS FIND

An Assessment of Assessments

Findings of the Group of Experts Pursuant to UNGA Resolution 60/30 (Set of 3 books)

7 Oct 2009
The “Assessment of Assessments” (AoA) is a start-up phase towards a regular process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment. AoA represents the most comprehensive initiative undertaken to date by the UN system to better coordinate ocean governance. Its central...
AEO FOR YOUTH OUR REGION

AEO for Youth

Africa Environment Outlook for Youth - Our Region-Our Life

18 Aug 2009
The Africa Environment Outlook or Youth (AEO) is the youth version of the AEO report and has resulted from the combined efforts of young people from all over Africa. It is a report of Africa’s environment through the eyes of Africa’s youth. Apart from drawing extensively from the first Africa Env...
MARINE LITTER A GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Marine Litter

A Global Challenge

8 Dec 2009
Marine litter is a global concern affecting the oceans. It poses environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems that are rooted in poor solid waste management practices, lack of infrastructure, indiscriminate human activities and behaviours and an in adequate understanding on the part of...
HYDROPOL VULNERAB & RESILE ASIA

Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters

Asia

17 Oct 2009
Water scarcity heightens the potential for conflicts among riparian countries in Asia and increases their vulnerability. A regional water resource cooperation mechanism would enhance collaboration and increase resilience so that water becomes an instrument for cooperation and unity rather than c...
HYDROPOL VULNERAB & RESILE LAT AME

Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters

North America

26 Aug 2009
The main problem in North America is the location of water resources relative to large population centers where the majority of the freshwater drains away from the bulk of the population. Climate variability and change is a reality. It raises the impact on variability and availability within the ...
TRADE & CLIMATE CHANGE

Trade and Climate Change

WTO-UNEP Report

6 Nov 2009
The Report aims to improve understanding about the linkages between trade and climate change. It shows that trade intersects with climate change in a multitude of ways. The publication begins with a summary of the current state of scientific knowledge on climate change and on the options availabl...
HYDROPOL VULNERAB & RESILE EUROPE

Hydropolitical Vulnerability and Resilience along International Waters

Europe

26 Aug 2009
Within many international river basins including those in Europe, the demand for water for domestic, industrial, and environmental purposes in growing annually. Thus nations sharing river systems, lakes, and aquifers are becoming more vulnerable to tensions and conflicts, and climate change will...
FROM CONFLICT TO PEACEBUILDING

From Conflict to Peacebuilding

The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

19 Oct 2009
Today’s changing security landscape requires a radical shift in the way the international community engages in conflict management. This report by the United nations Environment Programme aims to review the latest knowledge and field experience on the linkages between environment, conflict and pe...
TRAINING RESOURCE MANUAL THE USE

Training Resource Manual

The Use of Economic Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

26 Jul 2009
The Manual provides step-by-step guidance to assist instructors in training policymakers and practitioners in the use of economic instruments – pollution taxes, user fees, property rights, etc, - for sustainable development in general and for environmental and natural resource management in part...
NATURAL FIX ROLE ECOSYSTEMS

The Natural Fix? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation

10 Sep 2009
The report describes the vital contribution that ecosystems can and must make in our efforts to cut very large emissions of greenhouse gases that are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. Vigorous efforts are needed to decrease carbon dioxide concentration in the a...
RAINWATER HARVESTING A LIFELINE

Rainwater Harvesting

A Lifeline for Human Well-being

12 May 2009
Climate change, demand for development and already deteriorating state of ecosystems produce an immediate need for innovative opportunities enabling development and human well-being without undermining ecosystem services. Rainwater harvesting creates synergies by upgrading rainfed agriculture and...
GLOBAL TRENDS SUSTAINAB ENRGY 2008

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2008

Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

13 Jun 2009
Global investment in sustainable energy broke all previous records in 2007, with an increase of 60% over 2006. This healthy investment environment bodes well for the continued growth of the sustainable energy sector. The report provides an overview of different types of capital flows and an analy...
ENVIRO ON THE EDGE 2007/2008

Environment on the Edge 2007/08

12 May 2009
Environment on the Edge is a series of lectures given by leading international figures that examine our current relationship with the natural world and discuss what tomorrow might bring. It talks about different subjects such as: climate change, ocean acidification, creation of a healthy environm...
ENVIRO FOOD CRISIS THE ENVIRO

Environmental Food Crisis, The

The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises - A UNEP Rapid Response Assessment

18 Mar 2009
This document analyzes the state of world food. The three first chapters explain the world food crisis, demand, need and supply. The two following chapters highlight the impacts of environmental degradation on yield and the impacts of expansion of food production on biodiversity and ecosystems. T...
PLANTEMOS PARA EL PLANETA

Plantemos para el Planeta

La Campaña de los Mil Milones de Arboles

11 Mar 2009
La presente publicación refleja una pequeña parte de la energía y de los resultados inspirados por la Campana de las Naciones Unidas de siembra de árboles a nivel mundial lanzada en noviembre 2006. La intención es dar una idea de la diversidad de personas que han participado en esta Campana: des...
CLIMATE IN PERIL

Climate in Peril

A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports

13 Mar 2009
Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports presents the substance of the Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in simplified language and structure. The guide, intended for lay readers, is a joint publication of GRID-Arendal and SM...
WATER QUALITY FOR ECOSYSTEM

Water Quality for Ecosystem and Human Health

4 Mar 2009
This document is intended to provide an overview of the major components of surface and ground water quality and how these relate to ecosystem and human health. Local, regional and global assessments of water quality monitoring data are used to illustrate key features of aquatic environments, and...
UNEP YRBK 2009

UNEP Year Book 2009

New Science and Developments in our Changing Environment

16 Feb 2009
The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Year Book 2009 presents work in progress on scientific understanding of global environmental change, as well as foresight about possible issues on the horizon. The aim is to raise awareness of the interlinkages among environmental issues that can ...
KENYA ATLAS OUR CHANGING ENVIRO

Kenya

Atlas of Our Changing Environment

13 Feb 2009
This newest in a suite of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Atlases have inspired decision-makers to action through the power of photographs. This Atlas does two unique things: it assesses Kenya’s progress towards its own goals of improving the environment to achieve development g...
CLIMATE ACTION GETTING GREENER

Climate Action - Getting Greener

Getting Slimmer, and Going Digital!

18 Dec 2008
The publication features a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies and initiatives and illustrates the opportunities for business and governments to reduce costs and increase profits while tackling climate change. This second edition o...
RAPPORT ANNUEL DU PNUE 2007

Rapport Annuel du PNUE 2007

9 Dec 2008
Ce rapport passe en revue le travail réalisé par le Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (PNUE) au cours de l'année écoulée. Il se situe aussi dans une perspective d'avenir, un avenir qui exigera des décisions capitales et de large portée, surtout sur la question primordiale des chang...