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
Assessment report
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation: global mechanisms, conservation and livelihoods (2007)
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

This briefing considers the implications for biodiversity conservation and local people's livelihoods of the current discussion on reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries (RED-DC, henceforth RED) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


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2007
Monograph
UNEP Post-Conflict Capacity Building Programme in Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP commenced its post conflict work in Liberia in November 2003 by assuming the lead for the cross-cutting theme of “environment” in the UN/WB Needs Assessment. This responsibility involved integrating environmental issues and priorities in the needs assessment report, reviewing information from other sectors, holding consultations with stakeholders and fielding missions in 2003/ 2004. As supplementary information to the Needs Assessment, UNEP produced the “Desk Study on the Environment in Liberia”, which was presented at the International Reconstruction Donors Conference in New York on 5-6 February 2004. The report aimed at providing a rapid and strategic overview of the environmental problems faced by the country, and identified the immediate needs to be addressed during the reconstruction and development process. Overall, the study found that the misuse of natural resources has not only been a source of conflict in Liberia and the wider region, but has also sustained it. Furthermore, the massive movement of refugees and internally displaced people have had very serious impacts on the environment. Based on these findings and in consultation with the national authorities, it was agreed that an important contribution towards increasing national and regional stability would be to provide the Liberian Government with the capacity and proficiency to manage its natural resources and economic development in an environmentally sustainable and equitable manner. To this end, UNEP’s efforts over the past two and half years have focused on strengthening the enabling policy and legislative frameworks and the technical capacity of the country’s nascent environmental administration. In April 2005 UNEP established a Project Office in Monrovia, led by an international UNEP staff member.


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2007
Our Planet
Our Planet: agriculture and economic development
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine. By one measure at least, agriculture ranks as one of the extraordinary success stories of the past decades. Roughly one quarter of the Earth’s terrestrial surface is now under cultivation with more land converted to crop production in the 30 years after 1950 than in the previous 150. In many regions - including Europe, North America, Australia and recently Brazil, China and India – humanity has also become adept at raising yields through using inputs like fertilizers and pesticides. Yet in many poorer countries with low productivity rates and growing populations, agriculture continues to expand into marginal and fragile lands. In much of sub-Saharan Africa and large parts of Asia – according to estimates compiled by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) – almost no highly productive land is left.


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2007
GEO
Carpathians Environment Outlook, 2007
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is an integrated assessment on the state of, and trend related to, the environment of the Carpathian Mountains.


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2007
Monograph
Tourism and mountains: a practical guide to managing the environmental and social impacts of mountain tours
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is part of a series of Practical Guides to Good Practice developed by Conservation International and the United Nations Environment Programme for various sectors of the tourism industry. One set of these guides, which is aimed at tourism professionals, including the marine recreation sector, the cruise sector, and the accommodations sector, encourages providers to implement good practices and work jointly with national and local agencies to develop and implement sustainable tourism strategies. This guide is presented in a leaflet format. It is designed to be suitable for both small and large travel companies, to assist them to implement best practices in land based recreation activities.


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2007
Tunza
Tunza vol. 5 no. 1: meltdown
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP magazine for youth.


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2007
GEO
Evaluacion del Medio Ambiente Cubano - GEO Cuba
Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (CITMA)

La Evaluación del medio ambiente cubano GEO Cuba 2007 es el resultado de un proceso de consultas con organismos e instituciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales del país. La obra en sus seis capítulos recoge las principales tendencias sociales, económicas y ambientales de los últimos siete años. Asimismo, pretende relacionar las dimensiones humanas con los cambios que se han producido, así como las oportunidades que el medio ambiente proporciona para el bienestar humano. Ofrece también una perspectiva del futuro, y de las opciones políticas para solucionar los problemas ambientales actuales y emergentes.


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2007
Monograph
Banking on value: a new approach to credit risk in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme and ATF

This report was commissioned by United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) African Task Force (ATF) Prepared in partnership with the University of South Africa Center for Corporate Citizenship (UNISA CCC)


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2007
Monograph
Unlocking value
United Nations Environment Programme

A report of the UNEP Finance Initiative Asset Management Working Group.


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2007