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Tourism and biodiversity: mapping tourism's global footprint
United Nations Environment Programme

Tourism is often described as the world's largest industry on the basis of its contribution to global gross domestic product (GDP), the number of jobs it generates, and the number of clients it serves. The scale of the industry and the rate at which it continues to grow present both opportunities and threats for biodiversity conservation. The publication, jointly developed with Conservation International, illustrates the overlap between tourism development (present and forecasted) and biodiversity hotspots highlighting tourism related threats and opportunities for biodiversity conservation and improved human welfare. To explore the relationship between tourism development, biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction at the global level, a series of maps were produced that plot tourism and socio-economic data against priority biodiversity areas.


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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

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Selected satellite images of our changing environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication uses satellite images to document environmental changes during the last thirty years in 50 selected sites around the world.


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2003

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