Periodical
Industry and environment: big challenge for small business
United Nations Environment Programme

Industry and Environment is a periodical of the United Nations Environment Programme. Challenges and opportunities ◆ Tools and approaches ◆ SMEs as models ◆ Role of supply chains


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2003
Reports and Books
Voluntary environmental initiatives for sustainable industrial development: concepts and applications
United Nations Environment Programme

The following document provides an introduction to a number of voluntary initiatives being promoted by UNEP's Regional Office for West Asia's Regional Industry Programme.


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2003
Reports and Books
Four scenarios for Europe based on UNEP's third Global Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The third Global Environment Outlook (GEO-3) was published on the eve of the Johannesburg summit. At that moment in time (autumn 2002), GEO-3 looked back thirty years and forward thirty years. As set of what-if scenarios was used to explore the ways our society can advance, including implications for environmental and social goals. Characteristically, GEO-3 examines in a relatively deep fashion how its global scenarios can be interpreted in the context of each of the worlds regions. This brochure presents the pan-European elaboration of the four GEO-3 scenarios. It focuses on the scenarios proper and their impacts in environmental terms. Unlike a GEO report, it does not assess the findings in the light of policy questions.


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2003
Reports and Books
Water for the future: an annotated bibliography for world water day and the international year of freshwater
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

This bibliography has been compiled to provide an easily accessible resource on materials on water. This bibliography brings together a list of publications from relevant UN system agencies and is a valuable resource for water practitioners everywhere. While World Water Day 2003 and the International Year of Freshwater are provided the catalyst for this publication. UNEP intends to update it on a regular basis.


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2003
Periodical
United Nations inter-agency secretariat of the international strategy for disaster reduction: highlights
United Nations Environment Programme

ISDR highlights issue III , 2003


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2003
Reports and Books
2002 report of the aerosols, sterilants, miscellaneous uses and carbon tetrachloride technical options committee (ATOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

More than 10 billion aerosol products were used worldwide in 2001, the largest amount on record for this industry. Commercial use of aerosols developed after the Second World War based on the unique properties offered by CFC propellants. However, their use has been phased out so successfully that less than 1 percent of the 2001 production still used CFCs.


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2003
Reports and Books
State of the environment in the Arab world: a progress report
United Nations Environment Programme

This assessment report provides background, baselines, trends and challenges that serve to identify the progress made in achieving sustainable development over a decade of rapid economic and social development in the Arab Region. It identifies the driving forces that are impacting the sustainability of our natural and cultural resources, as well as the challenges that must be addressed to strengthen progress towards sustainable development. A platform of priorities for action is also provided to identify the key components of sustainable development that should be addressed in the Region during the upcoming ten to twenty years.


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2003
Reports and Books
2002 report of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps technical options committee (RTOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

In the last decade, the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry made tremendous technical progress and complied with the Montreal Protocol through phasing out CFCs and, in several applications, HCFCs as well. The mobile air conditioning and the domestic refrigeration industries have shifted rapidly from CFC-12 to non-ODS refrigerants. Other applications, such as chillers and commercial refrigeration, have shifted from CFCs to HCFCs and HFCs or other fluids. The requirement to phase out CFCs and eventually other ODS, along with considerations to reduce global warming impacts, has spurred unprecedented transitions. Differences in timing and in choosing options between countries have been influenced by regional and national regulations.


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2003
Reports and Books
Case studies on alternatives to methyl bromide, Volume 2: technologies with low environmental impact in countries with economies in transition
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP has compiled this document of six case studies to encourage farmers, extension agencies, researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders from the CEIT region to examine environmentally sustainable techniques, specifically suited to the unique climatic, cultural and socio-economic conditions found in these countries, when considering the replacement of methyl bromide. Included are chemical and non-chemical alternatives, across the spectrum of methyl bromide uses in CEITs, as well as analyses of associated costs and the applicability of technologies to the region. With financing from the Global Environment Facility, as well as additional support from Environment Canada, this document received key input from members of the Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC), and regional CEIT methyl bromide experts.


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2003
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2002 report of the Solvents, coating and adhesives technical options committee
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2002 report is considerably different from previous reports of the Solvents Technical Options Committee (STOC). The physical structure has been designed so that each sub-sector has a self-contained chapter that summarises new, essential, information and the technology choices available. It is intended that these individual chapters may be extracted for copying to interested parties, while remaining short enough for translation into local languages and subsequently distributed. To achieve this, the older technological details are not as complete as in previous editions. Readers requiring a more complete treatise are referred to the 1998 report.


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2003