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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
GUIDE FOR NEGOTIATORS OF MULTILATE

Guide for Negotiators of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

16 Nov 2007
A tool to help negotiators of Multilateral Environmental Agreements to prepare strategies and to participate more effectively in the negotiations and focus on environmental issues, their creation of binding international law, and their inclusion.
COMPL MECHANISMS UNDER SELECT MULT

Compliance Mechanisms under Selected Multilateral Environmental Agreements

16 Nov 2007
This report seeks to perform a comparative analysis of compliance mechanisms under selected multilateral environment agreements (MEAs). It seeks to contribute to UNEP's work on implementation mechanisms for international instruments. The report identifies strategic opportunities for interlinkage...
LEBANON POST CONFLICT ENVIRONMENT

Lebanon

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment

4 May 2007
In addition to the significant impact on the civilian population, the July-August 2006 conflict in Lebanon and in Israel caused severe damage to infrastructure in Lebanon and raised concerns about the possible contamination of land, air and water by toxic chemicals released from damaged industria...
VITAL WASTE GRAPHICS 2

Vital Waste Graphics 2

23 Feb 2007
Rising mountains of waste have become a major issue of our time. From dumped chemicals and pesticides in Africa to the electronic or e-wastes piling up in Asia, waste and the shipment of hazardous materials require urgent action on both environmental and health grounds. This second edition of Vit...
GEO YRBK 2007

GEO Year Book 2007

An Overview of Our Changing Environment

23 Feb 2007
The GEO Year Book 2007, the fourth annual report on the changing environment, includes global and regional overviews of significant developments over the past year. It high-lights linkages among ecosystem health, human well-being, and economic development; examines new thinking on the value of ec...
PROTECTING COASTAL & MARINE ENVIRO

Protecting Coastal and Marine Environments from Land-based Activities

A Guide for National Action

26 Jan 2007
Coastal and marine environments play many different roles in relation to public health, food security, economic and social benefits, cultural values and traditional livelihoods. The state of these environments is mirrored by activities carried out on land. Activities varying from industrial and a...
FINANCING THE IMPLEMENTATION REGIO

Financing the Implementation of Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans

A Guide for National Action

Series:
UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies
26 Jan 2007
The Regional Seas Programme, launched in 1974 in the wake of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, aims to address the accelerating degradation of the world’s oceans and coastal areas through the sustainable management and use of the marine and coastal env...
STATE OF MARINE ENVIRO REGIONAL

State of the Marine Environment

Regional Assessments, The

26 Jan 2007
This expert report provides a concise global overview of the developments over the last decade within the area of focus of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA). The report identifies that countries have made considerable prog...
STATE OF MARINE ENVIRO TRENDS

State of the Marine Environment, The

Trends and Processes

25 Jan 2007
This report provides an overview of the current state of the coastal and marine environment in relation to the nine categories of threats outlined by the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA). The report indicates that legal and i...
MIGRATORY SPECIES & CLIMATE CHANGE

Migratory Species and Climate Change

Impacts of a Changing Environment on Wild Animals

26 Jan 2007
Climate change will increasingly have dramatic impacts on migratory species from whales and dolphins to birds and turtles. According to this report, around a fifth of bird species could be affected by rising sea levels, erosion and greater wave action linked with climate change. Unchecked, climat...
TRAINING MANUAL ON INTL ENVIRO

Training Manual on International Environmental Law

16 Nov 2007
It is widely recognized that most environmental problems, challenges and solutions are transboundary, regional or global in scope. The environment is an area where states and stakeholders are cooperating extensively and progressively. This Manual seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the...
WHERE THE LAND IS GREENER CASE

Where the Land is Greener

Case Studies and Analysis of Soil and Water Conservation Initiatives Worldwide

23 Feb 2007
This publication looks at soil and water conservation from a global perspective. In total, 42 soil and water conservation technologies and 28 approaches are described – each on four pages with photographs, graphs and line drawings – from more than 20 countries around the world. These and many oth...
ENVIRO CONSIDERAT HUMAN DISPLACEM

Environmental Considerations of Human Displacement in Liberia

A Guide for Decision-makers and Practitioners (Includes CD-ROM)

12 Jan 2007
This report provides Liberia-specific information on the environmental considerations of displacement. It points the relevant Liberian humanitarian or environmental practitioner to the relevant source material for detailed guidance on camp site selection, management, and decommissioning as well a...
THEO Y EL ENORME BALON DE PLASTICO

Theo y el Enorme Balón de Plástico

15 Dec 2006
Este libro es parte de una serie del PNUMA que pretende inspirar el cuidado de nuestro planeta a través de literatura creativa que despierte el interés y la conciencia en los niños, sus padres y sus maestros. En esta historia, un chico de nombre Theo alerta a su comunidad sobre la amenaza de las ...
THEO ET LE BALLON GEANT

Theo et le ballon géant

15 Dec 2006
Ce livre pour enfant joliment illustré évoque à travers les yeux de Théo les effets que le plastique peut avoir sur la Terre. Il conclut avec une présentation synthétique sur le plastique et une recommandation en quelques points de ce que tout un chacun peut faire. Cet album fait partie de TUNZA,...
ENVIRO INDICAT FOR NORTH AMERICA

Environmental Indicators for North America

15 Dec 2006
North America's environment - air currents, watersheds, and wildlife and their habitat - is not dissected by political borders. But Canada and the United States often measure environmental conditions and report on them using different indicators. This report examines the environmental indicators ...
TORE Y LA ALDEA SOBRE HIELO DELGAD

Tore y la Aldea Sobre Hielo Delgado

16 Nov 2007
Tore y la Aldea sobre Hielo Delgado forma parte de la Serie Ambiental Tunza para niños, auspiciada por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA). Libro ilustrado con información acerca del cambio climático y las medidas que se deben tomar para enfrentar este problema.
TORE ET LA GLACE TROP MINCE

Tore et la glace trop mince

31 Oct 2009
Tore et la glace trop mince fait partie de la collection «Tunza Environmental pour les enfants» publiée avec le soutien du Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement (PNUE). Tore est un enfant qui cherche des solutions au réchauffement climatique, un problème environnemental qui affecte de ...
TINA Y LA CIUDAD VERDE

Tina y la Ciudad Verde

15 Dec 2006
Este libro es parte de una serie del PNUMA que pretende inspirar el cuidado de nuestro planeta a través de literatura creativa que despierte el interés y la conciencia en los niños, sus padres y sus maestros. Esta es la historia de Tina quien, inspirada por su abuela y con la ayuda de sus amigos ...
TINA ET LA VILLE VERTE

Tina et la ville verte

9 Feb 2007
Ce livre pour enfant, joliment illustré, évoque à travers les yeux de Tina comment verdir les villes. Il conclut avec une présentation synthétique de faits et chiffres sur les villes vertes et une recommandation en quelques points de ce que tout un chacun peut faire. Cet album fait partie de TUNZ...
TESSA Y EL MISTERIO RESBALADIZO

Tessa y el Misterio Resbaladizo

15 Dec 2006
Este libro es parte de una serie del PNUMA que pretende inspirar el cuidado de nuestro planeta a través de literatura creativa que despierte el interés y la conciencia en los niños, sus padres y sus maestros. Esta historia, acerca de la polución marina, contiene hermosas ilustraciones y un estilo...
TESSA A LA RECHERCHE DES POISSONS

Tessa à la recherche des poissons perdus

15 Dec 2006
Ce livre pour enfant joliment illustré évoque à travers les yeux de Tessa les évolutions que subissent les mers et les océans. Il conclut avec une présentation synthétique de ce qu'il est utile de savoir sur les mers et les océans et une recommandation en quelques points de ce que tout un chacun ...
GREENING SHOPS & SAVING COSTS

Greening Shops and Saving Costs

A Practical Guide for Retailers (Includes CD-ROM)

15 Dec 2006
The retail sector can play a key role in facilitating a shift towards sustainable consumption and production patterns, by adopting environmental management schemes for its internal operations, greening its supply chain and inform customers about sustainable products and services. The present Reso...
SUSTAINAB TRADE & POVERTY REDUCT

Sustainable Trade and Poverty Reduction

New Approaches to Integrated Policy Making at the National Level

15 Dec 2006
This publication summarises the results of a capacity building process, which started in 2003, to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations in public policies. A particular focus is on promoting sustainable trade and poverty reduction. Nine countries participated in the process:...
GLOBAL INTL WATERS ASSESS CARIBBEA

Global International Waters Assessment

Caribbean Sea/Colombia & Venezuela, Central America & Mexico

Series:
GIWA Regional Assessment
20 Oct 2006
This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Colombia & Venezuela and Central America & Mexico sub-systems. In the Colombia & Venezuela sub-system, coastal habitats are being degraded by a multitude of issues, particularly land-based sources of pollution. The transboundary ecosy...
GLOBAL INTL WATERS ASSESS EASTERN

Global International Waters Assessment

Eastern Equatorial Pacific

Series:
GIWA Regional Assessment
20 Oct 2006
This report presents the assessment of the GIWA Eastern Equatorial Pacific region, which includes parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. Pollution in the Southwest Mexico sub-system, freshwater shortage in the Central Equatorial Pacific sub-system, and t...
GLOBAL INTL WATERS ASSESS HUMBOLDT

Global International Waters Assessment

Humboldt Current

Series:
GIWA Regional Assessment
20 Oct 2006
This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Humboldt Current region. The world’s largest upwelling area, supporting highly productive fisheries, is located within the boundaries of the region. The economy of the region is primarily based on fisheries, agriculture, oil-related industry, mining...
GLOBAL INTL WATERS ASSESS MEKONG

Global International Waters Assessment

Mekong River

Series:
GIWA Regional Assessment
20 Oct 2006
This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Mekong River region. Rapid economic development and population growth are increasing the demand for water, energy and food, necessitating more hydro-dams, the intensification of agricultural and fisheries production, and higher rates of deforestatio...