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Our Planet
Symphony of the Seas: The Marine Environment - Our Planet December 2007
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine.


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2007
Reports and Books
Environmental Management Strategy and Action Plan
Antigua and Barbuda

Over the last decade, Antigua and Barbuda as well as other OECS Member States have undertaken a number of economic reforms to better prepared them for the existing and emerging global challenges. The change from agriculture to tourism, financial and other service industries has been a positive one for per capita income and wealth for these countries


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2004
Our Planet
Energy - Our Planet Vol. 14 No. 3 2004
United Nations Environment Programme

Access to energy is essential if the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the WSSD Plan of Implementation are to be achieved, and the proportion of the world’s people in poverty is to be halved by 2015.


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2004
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
Workshop on sustainable consumption for Latin America and Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the workshop was to promote discussions, gather information and establish a working plan on sustainable consumption issues for the region. The main findings of the meeting will be compiled together with other contributions from other parts of the world to integrate a global status report on the issue of sustainable consumption to be presented at the World Summit on Sustainable Development to take place in Johannesburg in 2002.


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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
Environmental Good Practice in Hotels: Case Studies from the International Hotel & Restaurant Association Environmental Award
United Nations Environment Programme, International Hotel & Restaurant Association Environmental

The case studies presented in this publication have been selected from the applications to the IHA Environmental Award 1992-1995, which were judged in 1995 by the United Nations Environment Programme-Industry and Environment. The case studies selected are drawn from around the world, from small independent hotels and large international chains.


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1996