Reports and Books
Africa Environment Information Network: stakeholders meeting report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Africa Environment Information Network (AEIN) initiative has evolved as a direct response to political and technical needs expressed by the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). A central objective of AEIN is to build capacity for establishing the essential data foundation and information management framework needed to support country-level integrated environmental assessments and reporting, within the broad framework of sustainable development goals and initiatives. A specific short-term objective is to support the implementation of decisions of AMCEN with respect to the Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) preparation process, while strengthening capacity for state of environment (SoE) reporting at the national and sub- regional levels.


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2003
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Innovative financing to implement multilateral environmental agreements: the case of the Montreal protocol, proceedings of the technical workshop on concessional lending
United Nations Environment Programme

On 22 July 2002 an International workshop was convened under the auspices of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol to exchange views on the objectives and modalities of concessional lending, and to review the experiences in innovative financing related to the implementation of this multilateral environmental agreement. These proceedings include the workshop summary and presentations and papers delivered during the workshop.


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2003
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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
Reports and Books
Groundwater and its susceptibility to degradation: a global assessment of the problem and options for management
United Nations Environment Programme, British Geological Survey (BGS), Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC), Department for International Development (DFID)

This publication provides an overview of groundwater occurrence and of the main issues affecting its quantity and quality. The publication shows how the resource is used in our cities, in industry and mining, in agriculture and rural water supply||how it sustains many of our wetlands||how the groundwater has become an integral part of billions of people’s lives.


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2003

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