Tagged on: Environmental Governance

Reports and Books
Global Environment Outlook 2003 (GEO 3)
United Nations Environment Programme

The report presents a global overview and also directs a spotlight onto two or three key issues that are considered paramount in each of the seven regional arenas under each of eight environmental themes in turn: land, forests, biodiversity, freshwater, coastal and marine areas, atmosphere, urban areas and disasters. Analysing the most up-to-date and reliable information on these issues reveals the critical trends during the 30-year period - critical trends about the environment, and about the impacts that environmental change have had on people. Perhaps even more importantly, it highlights the evolution of environmental policy responses that society has (or sometimes has not) put in place to ensure environmental security and sustainability. Sustainable development rests on three pillars - society, economy and environment.


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2003
Our Planet
World Heritage and Protected Areas - Our Planet Vol. 14 No. 2
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Foundation has become the first funding organization to designate the elite World Heritage sites as the explicit focus of its biodiversity work. The increased resources and vigour that it has brought to safeguarding them offers hope that there will be more success stories like the Iguazu National Park.


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2003
Reports and Books
Industry as a partner for sustainable development: tourism
United Nations Environment Programme, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), International Federation of Tour Operators (IFTO), International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA), International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL)

Reviews progress made by the tourism sector in implementing Agenda 21.


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2002
Reports and Books
Fisheries Subsidies and Marine Resource Management: Lessons Learned from Studies in Argentina and Senegal
United Nations Environment Programme

The Argentine and Senegalese studies presented in this report were conducted within the framework of two broader UNEP Country Projects that involved the collaboration of a number of individuals and organizations. Each of these projects aimed to assess the environmental and related social and economic effects of trade liberalization and trade-related policies, as well as to develop policy response packages that contribute to mitigating the negative impacts and enhancing the positive impacts identified through the assessments.


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2002
Reports and Books
Industry as a partner for sustainable development: food and drink
United Nations Environment Programme, Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU (CIAA)

Reviews progress made by the food and drink sector in implementing Agenda 21.


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2002
Annual Reports
UNEP - WCMC annual report 2001
United Nations Environment Programme

Biodiversity is the defining characteristic of planet Earth. But our understanding of living things, their role in ecological processes and, most importantly, their significance to our own future, remains poor. What we do now know is that human beings dominate all other species. We divert more than one third of the sun's life-giving power to feed ourselves and our livestock, we have transformed around one third of land to agriculture, and we capture probably more than half the fish production of the oceans and seas every year. The Centre's role is to establish and communicate the impact this dominance has on other life forms, and to evaluate this in terms of its sustainability. Turning complex data into policy-relevant information is one of the tasks that the Centre does best. The World Atlas of Coral Reefs and our input to the Biodiversity Convention's Global Biodiversity Outlook are good examples of successes in 2001. In the coming year we will, amongst other projects, develop further assessments on the world's mountains, seagrass beds and great apes.


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2001
Reports and Books
Post-conflict environmental assessment: Albania
United Nations Environment Programme

Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment in Albania.


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2001
Report
Depleted uranium in Kosovo: post-conflict environmental assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, UNCHS

Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment.


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2001
Factsheets
Factsheet on Human Rights and the Environment: Linkages between human rights and the environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Linkages between human rights and the environment


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Reports and Books
Building Biosafety Capacity: The Role of UNEP and the Biosafety Unit
United Nations Environment Programme

Building on UNEP’s ten-year track in the emerging field of biosafety, the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit has taken a leading role in implementing the GEF Biosafety Strategy through three key activities. All these projects are enabling some 140 developing and transition countries to develop a basic capacity in dealing with biosafety issues. These activities are bringing the Cartagena Protocol to life and yielding important lessons in how to improve biosafety systems everywhere.


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