Reports and Books
Sustainable consumption and cleaner production: global status 2002
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is an overview of action and thinking on the issue of Sustainable Consumption since the publication of Agenda 21 in 1992. Its focus is the ten years that have elapsed since that publication.


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2002
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Depleted uranium in Serbia and Montenegro: post-conflict assessment in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
United Nations Environment Programme

The potential environmental risks posed by Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons have been a widely debated issue. In autumn 2001, as a follow-up to its earlier work on DU in Kosovo, UNEP organized a scientific field mission to investigate the possible environmental consequences from DU used in Serbia and Montenegro during the military conflict of 1999. The mission investigated five targeted sites in Serbia, one in Montenegro and a targeted military vehicle. Field measurements were performed at each site, and 161 samples were collected for laboratory analyses. While the results of this study are consistent with previous findings in Kosovo, important new discoveries were made concerning penetrator corrosion, airborne DU particles, and risks for future groundwater contamination. Also, important lessons were learned from the decontamination measures conducted by Yugoslavian, Serbian and Montenegrin authorities. Given the remaining scientific uncertainties and adherence to the precautionary principle, UNEP recommends a series of measures to minimize risks and identifies important future research needs.


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2002
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Industry as a partner for sustainable development: accounting
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

This report tries to throw a new light on the accounting profession and on accounting professionals, by detailing the work that has been done since the early-1990s in terms of identifying the roles and responsibilities of the profession, in terms firstly of environmental issues and latterly in response to the broader sustainability imperative.


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2002
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A survey of methods for analysing groundwater Recharge in arid and semi-arid region
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is a compilation of methods that have been used for analysing groundwater recharge in arid and semi-arid regions around the world. Some of these are direct methods, such as the soil moisture budget by neutron or TDR probes, water balance methods such as the river channel water balance, or rainfall-recharge relationships, which are the most common techniques. Others include the Darcyan methods, such as the numerical flow model, which can use many types of information, and tracer methods, such as the tritium-helium 3 method. Each method is presented with notes on their application and utilisation.


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2002
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Atlas of international freshwater agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

Water is one of the most widely shared resources on the planet, and the most vital for human survival after oxygen. It has a capacity to unite people that share a source of water, or to incite conflict among them as they compete for it. This systematic and thorough compilation of the available historical record of the very many treaties and agreements concluded in regard to the water resources of rivers and lakes shared across international borders offers fresh, compelling testimony to water being an agent of cooperation rather than of conflict. Moreover, the thematic maps featured in the Atlas help understand why this is so, and add new perspective to that of the legal records which make up most of the Atlas.


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2002
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Production and consumption of ozone depleting substances 1986 - 2000
United Nations Environment Programme

This report summarizes data on production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances as of 31 October 2005, reported by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer under Article 7 of the Protocol.


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2002
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Implementation of renewable energy technologies: opportunities and barriers, summary of country studies
United Nations Environment Programme

This project was launched to identify barriers to the implementation of renewable energy technologies and explore measures to overcome it.


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2002
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10 years after Rio: the UNEP assessment - executive summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This report documents industry's progress unfinished business and future challenge in implementing agenda 21.


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2002
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Tools and methods for integrated resource planning
United Nations Environment Programme

This book resulted from the recognition of the need to the systematic teaching and training material on energy efficiency, end-use analysis, demand side management and integrated resource planning.


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2002
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Proceedings from the sustainable development and climate change workshop, Paris
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents proceedings from the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Workshop.


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2002