Reports and Books
SWOT analysis and evaluation of the GEO-3 process from the perspective of GEO collaborating centres
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is an integrated environmental assessment and reporting initiative entering its fourth cycle. Given its complexity and the need for continuous improvement and learning, evaluation has been an important part of the GEO process.


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2004

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Global International Waters Assessment: Indian Ocean Islands, GIWA Regional Assessment 45b
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of the Indian Ocean Islands, one of two oceanic assessments conducted by the GIWA. The region covers the Island States of Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles and the vast oceanic expanses between them. The most important transboundary concern is pollution, particularly solid wastes, which end up in the coastal and oceanic environments causing degradation of ecosystems and considerable economic impacts. Policy options to address the root causes of solid waste pollution are presented and their efficiency, equitability and practicality are discussed.


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2004
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2004 Green Korea: Building an Eco-Community for the 21st Century
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Following the proclamation at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that environment, economy, and society cannot be separated but are inextricably linked, humanity has been working on implementation measures to address major issues of our day such as environmental conservation, poverty eradication, consumption and production patterns, and natural disasters. we believe global collaboration and action are moving us step by step towards the common good of sustainable development.


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2004
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Why take a life cycle approach
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this brochure is to introduce a life cycle approach as one means to help us recognize opportunities, balance opportunities with risks and make choices that contribute value to our economies, our natural environments, and our communities. Reading this brochure will help you understand what a life cycle approach means and how individuals, businesses, and governments take that approach. It also illustrates the benefits and suggests where you can find out more!


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2004

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