Reports and Books
Vital waste graphics
GRID Arendal, United Nations Environment Programme, Basel Convention

Vital Waste Graphics aims to give policymakers, experts, media professionals, teachers and students a comprehensive overview of relevant waste-related issues, causes, effects, as well as possible solutions. Vital Waste Graphics is based on the most recent data received by the Basel Convention Secretariat and by the research undertaken especially for the production of the publication.


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2004
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United Nations List of Protected Areas (2003)
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

The 2003 United Nations List of Protected Areas presents data on 102,102 protected areas covering 18.8 million km2. Within this total figure, there are 69,066 protected areas with lUCN Management Categories. In addition, there are 4,633 internationally designated sites. Although there has been an increase in the range of data presented in the 2003 UN List, compared to previous editions, it is clear that there has been a substantial increase in the extent of the world's terrestrial conservation estate in the past seven years. However, marine areas still make up a very small component - 1.7 million km' or 9.1% of the total area protected. This is the thirteenth edition in a series that was initiated by the United Nations more than 40 years ago. The last edition published data collected in 1997. Of the previous 12 UN Lists published, five ( 1982-1 997) have been prepared jointly by UNEP-WCMC and lUCN. As well as changes in the format and content of the 2003 UN List, the process involved to gather and review the data reflected the widening of partnership arrangements instituted in 2002 to manage the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) that underpins the UN List. This partnership includes other organisations through the WDPA Consortium, as well as agreements with intergovernmental organisations, such as the European Environment Agency and the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation. This is also the first UN List prepared since the World Conservation Monitoring Centre became part of UNEP.


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People and Reefs: Successes and Challenges on the Management of Marine Protected Areas - UNEP Regional Seas Report and Studies No. 176
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication contains case studies from four Regional Seas Programmes||Caribbean, East Africa, South Pacific and East Asia on marine environmental protection within the context of the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN).


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2004
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Resource kit for sustainable consumption and production patterns
United Nations Environment Programme

These fact sheets aim at providing background information on a selection of themes by analysing the environmental and/or social impacts of related activities and featuring examples of good practices around the world. Moreover, they provide a selection of tips for individuals, companies and local authorities to put environmental principles into practice and offer a wide range of websites for further reading. They also highlight UNEP's specific activities related to each topic.


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2004
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Desk study on the environment in Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) participated in the post-conflict UN Needs assessment mission to Liberia. The findings of this desk study draw on key environmental information obtained from the Liberian national authorities, non-governmental organisations and other sources. Recommendations are made how environment could be fully integrated into the coming reconstruction efforts in Liberia. This study of Liberia shows how environment and development are fully interlinked even in the poorest societies. The clean-up of the environment after the conflict period and sustainable management of natural resources are prerequisites for the safe return of refugees, sound livelihoods and successful reconstruction of the country.


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2004

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