Manuals and Guides
A Training Manual on Integrated Environmental Assessment and Reporting: Training Module 1: The GEO Approach to Integrated Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this module is to introduce the integrated environmental assessment (IEA) and reporting approach based on the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Process of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).You will learn why the IEA approach is an effective way of developing policy relevant recommendations about the state of the environment and its interaction with human development. We begin with a short description of UNEP, its mandate from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for keeping the global environment under review, and how the GEO process fulfills this mandate. The goal of the GEO process is to ensure that environmental problems and emerging issues of wide international significance receive appropriate, adequate and timely consideration by governments and other stakeholders. As part of the GEO initiative, UNEP is involved in capacity building to help people learn how to carry out integrated environmental assessments at the regional, sub-regional and also national levels.


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2007
Reports and Books
Biodiversity and Poverty Reduction; The Importance of Biodiversity for Ecosystem Services
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This report reviews existing scientific knowledge regarding the links between biodiversity and the sustainable provision of ecosystem services, and considers the implications of these links for development policy. It does not set out to assess the value of ecosystem services to the poor, on which there is a growing understanding presented in other reports and publications, and so does not present the economic valuation of biodiversity or ecosystem services.


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2007
Reports and Books
Global Marine Assessments: A Survey of Global and Regional Assessments and Related Scientific Activities of the Marine Environment
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre

The report provides a very useful starting point for conducting the Assessment of Assessments. It highlights the fact that the data available to assess the different ocean processes is patchy in both time and space. It defines the huge challenge that lies ahead in terms of capacitybuilding and information and knowledge gaps. The report recommends that, to improve this situation, new ways to address capacity-building, particularly in developing countries, are needed. It emphasizes the fact that a systematic effort to fill the information and knowledge gaps will be necessary in the future to support an effective decision-making process.


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2007
Serials
Ozzy ozone Defender of Our Planet - Issue No. 3: Oozzy Goes Polar
United Nations Environment Programme

Ozzy Ozone and his friend Zoe will be falling to the North Pole and then carried around by Tilman the Polar bear. They will learn what happens to earth’s protective shield, the ozone layer, and its interlinkage with global warming. They will also meet some scientists on the Tara boat.


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2007
Project documents
Environmental Survey of Ogoniland: Project document
United Nations Environment Programme

In July 2006, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) received a formal request from the Government of Nigeria for “Supervision of Remediation of the Cleanup of Oil Contamination in Ogoniland”. In order to understand the context of the request and expectations from the Government, UNEP's Executive Director sent a mission to Nigeria. Following the initial scouting mission, a technical mission was sent to the River State to meet with the local government and stakeholders to explain to them the scope of the assessment and obtain their reaction. The team undertook an aerial reconnaissance over the entire area and ground-truthing visits to selected areas. The team also visited the SPDC office to collect various documents and maps related to Ogoniland oil fields. This project document is prepared based on the inputs received during the field visits.


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2007
Factsheets
What Can We Do about Marine Litter
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2007