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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
BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

An Environmental Review

28 Dec 2007
Significant strides are being made to ‘green’ the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The report states that environmental measures are being introduced covering waste management, cleaner transport systems and water treatment, as well as new urban green belts including a 580-hectare Olympic Forest Park.
LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT A BUSINESS

Life Cycle Management

A Business Guide to Sustainability (Includes CD-ROM)

19 Oct 2007
The journey towards sustainability requires that companies must find innovative ways to make profits and at the same time extend the traditional boundaries of business to include the environmental and social dimensions, a process known as Life Cycle Thinking. This Guide contains many examples ill...
INFORME ANUAL DEL PNUMA 2006

Informe Anual del Pnuma, 2006

27 Jul 2007
La misión del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente es proporcionar liderazgo y promover los esfuerzos conjuntos para el cuidado del medio ambiente, alentando, informando y capacitando a las naciones y los pueblos para que mejoren su vida sin comprometer la de las futuras generac...
SUDAN POST CONFLICT ENVIRO ASSESS

Sudan

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment

24 Aug 2007
This report presents the findings of the Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment of Sudan and provides detailed recommendations for follow-up action. The sectors investigated include natural disasters and desertification, linkages between conflict and environment, the impacts of population displac...
TOURISM IN THE POLAR REGIONS

Tourism in the Polar Regions

The Sustainability Challenge

20 Jul 2007
Dynamic natural events and human activities in the Polar Regions are having a significant combined impact on these fragile environments. Partly responsible for these changes and impacts is an increase in tourism, which is now one of the principal human activities in the Polar Regions. This public...
GEO ANUARIO 2007

GEO Anuario 2007

Un Panorama de Nuestro Cambiante Medio Ambiente

13 Jul 2007
El Anuario 2007 incluye apreciaciones globales y regionales de los sucesos más importantes ocurridos en el último año. El informe se centra en los vínculos entre la salud de los ecosistemas, el bienestar humano y el desarrollo económico. Asimismo se examinan nuevas ideas sobre el valor de los ec...
GEO YRBK 2007 (R)

GEO Year Book 2007

An Overview of Our Changing Environment (Russian language)

27 Jul 2007
GEO YRBK 2007 (A)

GEO Year Book 2007

An Overview of Our Changing Environment (Arabic language)

13 Jul 2007
REACTIVE NITROGEN IN THE EVIRO TOO

Reactive Nitrogen in the Environment

Too Much or Too Little of a Good Thing

13 Jul 2007
About 40% of the human population depends upon food production made possible by synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. Combustion of fossil fuels adds more reactive nitrogen to air, water and soil. This distortion of the global nitrogen cycle, while raising agricultural yields, causes degradation of wat...
BUILDINGS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Buildings and Climate Change

Status, Challenges and Opportunities

29 Jun 2007
The building sector contributes up to 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from energy use during the life time of buildings. The present report describes sources and distribution of greenhouse gas emissions across different stages and functions of buildings, and the technical measures availab...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel - April 2007 Progress Report

Series:
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
29 Mar 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2006 Report of the Medical Technical Options Committee (MTOC) - 2006 Assessment

29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2006 Report of the Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) - 2006 Assessment

29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2006 Report of the Rigid and Flexible Foams Technical Options Committee (FTOC) - 2006 Assessment

29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2006 Report of the Halons Technical Options Committee (HTOC) - 2006 Assessment

29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2006 Report of the Chemicals Technical Options Committee (CTOC) - 2006 Assessment

29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2006 Assessment Report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel

29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

2006 Report of the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee (RTOC) - 2006 Assessment

29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
MONTREAL PROTOC SUBST THAT DEPLETE

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and the Interaction with Climate Change - 2006 Assessment

Series:
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
29 Jun 2007
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed so that the phase out schedules could be revised on the basis of periodic scientific and technological assessments. Since the 2002 Assessment of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, a large number of technical ...
DAMS & DEV RELEVANT PRACTICES

Dams and Development - Relevant Practices for Improved Decision Making

18 May 2007
This is a compilation of relevant practices of dealing with environmental and social issues during the planning, design and management of dams. It is designed as an informative learning tool for decision-makers and technical practitioners. The Compendium covers 9 topics selected by the multistake...
ENERGIZING CLEANER PRODUCTION

Energizing Cleaner Production

A Guide for Trainers (Includes CD-ROM)

18 May 2007
The present Guide includes a Management Course for company managers, which outlines an approach to improve energy efficiency, more effective national policies, mechanisms to finance projects, and the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. The Guide also includes a Technical Course pro...
UNEP ANNUAL RPT 2006

UNEP Annual Report 2006

18 May 2007
The Report looks back at the organization's work and achievements during the year while also pointing at the future. 2006 was a year in which it became evident that addressing the world’s major environmental and sustainable development challenges is no longer divided down the lines of developed a...
GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR ICE & SNOW

Global Outlook for Ice & Snow

11 Jul 2007
This new analysis focuses on the changes in ice-and snow-covered regions and highlights the consequences of those changes for the global community. The publication provides an up-to-date, concise review of the state of the environment and the trends in the cryosphere. It features case studies, il...
GLOBAL ENVIRO OUTLOOK 4 ENVI

Global Environment Outlook 4 (GEO-4)

Environment for Development

Series:
Early Warning and Assessment Technical Report
25 Oct 2007
The fourth report in the Global Environment Outlook series provides a comprehensive, scientifically credible, policy-relevant and up-to-date assessment of, and outlook for, the state of the global environment. Environment for development is the GEO-4 underlying theme and the report pays special a...
LABOUR & THE ENVIRO

Labour and the Environment

A Natural Synergy

15 Jun 2007
This publication presents examples of the application of technical expertise, of workplace participation, and of tools that promote workers’ health and safety to problems that extend beyond the workplace into areas such as environmental protection, public health and the accountability of employer...