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Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
This report contains the proceedings of a Roundtable of panelists speaking on the connection between biodiversity and cultural diversity, and on how sustainable solutions for development will benefit both types of diversity. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28585/
Clearing the Waters: A focus on water quality solutions
This report discusses global water issues and offers a variety of proposals for countering the degradation of freshwater ecosystems for the benefit of public health and the environment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28582/
World Investment Report 2010: Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy
According to the preface, this report focuses on climate change and the role of transnational corporations in investing in a low-carbon economy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28581/
Freshwater Under Threat: South Asia
This report focuses on three major South Asian river basins: the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin, the Helmand River Basin, and the Indus River Basin. The authors use a composite Water Vulnerability Index based on development pressures, ecology, and other factors, to demonstrate the vulnerability of the river basins. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28587/
Women and the Environment
This publication focuses on the gender-related aspects of land, water, and biodiversity conservation and management. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28580/
Our Planet, Volume 14, Number 3 : Energy
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to energy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28515/
Latin America and the Caribbean: Environment Outlook
This Global Environmental Outlook report (GEO LAC 3) is the third comprehensive environmental assessment of the status and perspectives of the environment in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It highlights the need to move away from sectoral, uncoordinated and short-term policies, and to work towards consolidating comprehensive and cross-sectoral environmental ones that put sustainability at the centre stage. GEO LAC 3 is part of UNEP’s contribution to catalyzing improvements to human well-being and framing a fresh debate around the concept of sustainability in the context of a world evolving from six billion, to nine billion people by 2050. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28511/
Our Planet, Volume 15, Number 2 : Women, Health, and the Environment
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to the connection between health, environment, and women. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28517/
Labour and the Environment: A Natural Synergy
This report presents examples of tools and practices that promote workers' health and safety as well as environmental protection, public health, and corporate responsibility. Issues include climate change, hazardous materials, digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28510/
Our Planet, Volume 16, Number 1 : Green Cities
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to environmental problems and solutions specific to urban environments. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28518/
Our Planet, Volume 14, Number 1 : Freshwater
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to water consumption. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28514/
Our Planet, Volume 16, Number 2 : Nature's Capital and the Millenium Development Goals
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to nature's contributions to biodiversity, recreation, sustainability, and sanitation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28519/
Our Planet, Volume 15, Number 1 : Seas, Oceans and Small Islands
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to seas, oceans, and small islands, which are under threat of overfishing, unsustainable development, and climate change. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28516/
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change
This is one in a series of Advisory Notes that supplement the OECD/DAC Good Practice Guidance on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (OECD/DAC 2006). The focus of this Advisory Note is to show how Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) approaches can help mainstream adaptation to climate change into strategic planning. It is used to integrate considerations related to climate change into national development or sectoral management planning or policymaking processes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28513/
Using Executive Authority to Achieve Greener Buildings: A Guide for Policymakers to Enhance Sustainability and Efficiency in Multifamily Housing and Commercial Buildings
This guide helps policy makers understand existing laws regulating the enhancement of energy efficiency in multifamily housing and commercial buildings. The guide includes information on tax credits, financing, building standards. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28499/
GEO Year Book 2006: An Overview of Our Changing Environment
This publication describes major global environmental issues and policy decisions during 2006. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28575/
UNEP in China: Building Back Better
This booklet describes the cleanup and redevelopment effort in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. A sustainable building design was included, which minimizes energy needs for cooling, heating, and lighting, is earthquake resistant, results in zero waste at the construction site, and is made with recycled materials. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28572/
Africa Adaptation Programme: An insight into AAP and Country project Profiles
The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) has been designed to support the long-term efforts of targeted countries to further develop their capability to successfully identify, design and implement holistic adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes that are aligned with national development priorities. This report provides insight into the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) and its related country project profiles. The AAP has shifted into implementation, with Namibia and Tunisia as the first countries to complete national inception workshops. Eighteen out of the total twenty programme countries will complete national inception processes and start full-fledged implementation in the coming months. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28571/
UNEP Year Book 2008: An Overview of Our Changing Environment
This publication is an overview of global and regional environmental issues and policy decisions actions during 2008. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28577/
The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord
This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28570/
UNEP Year Book 2009: New Science in Our Changing Environment
This publication provides an overview of global and regional environmental issues policy decisions during 2009. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28578/
GEO Year Book 2004/5: An Overview of Our Changing Environment
This publication discusses global environmental efforts, successes, and setbacks of 2004. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28574/
UNEP Year Book 2010: New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment
This publication presents an overview of global and regional environmental issues and policy decisions during 2010. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28579/
GEO Year Book 2007: An Overview of Our Changing Environment
This publication is an overview of major global environmental issues and policy decisions during the course of 2007. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28576/
CCCC Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality
This book describes the importance of climate neutrality in order to reduce the impact of global warming. Climate neutrality requires reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and others. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28573/
Illinois Commodity/Waste Generation and Characterization Study
This study was conducted to find ways to reduce waste and increase recycling and composting in Illinois. The report contains data on the composition of residential and commercial waste from around the state and makes recommendations for future consideration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28508/
A Guide to the Global Environment Facility for NGOs
This guide describes the various operations and activities of the Global Environment Facility partnership. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28504/
Strengthening International Environmental Governance and Civil Society Leadership in Asia and the Pacific
This paper describes international environmental governance and tries to engage leaders in prioritizing environmental issues and challenges. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28509/
The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin
This report discusses the status of gorillas in the Greater Congo River Basin. The report looks at challenges such as poaching and habitat loss. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28506/
Framing the Flow: Innovative Approaches to Understand, Protect, and Value Ecosystem Services Across Linked Habitats
This report presents a framework for understanding the connection between a variety of marine ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs, across several contexts with policy recommendations for land use and management. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28503/
Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings
This document encourages governments to use LEED certifications in the construction of government buildings, and to promote LEED buildings in their jurisdictions. The document provides advice on how to promote and administer such projects. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28541/
Renewables 2010: Global Status Report
This report describes economic trends in building the capacity of renewable energy in several countries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28540/
Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World
This report is about the impact of the green economy on the global job market. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28507/
Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
This comprehensive atlas provides data, satellite imagery, and analysis of the environmental conditions and issues relevant to each African country, and several surrounding island nations. The atlas also covers trans-border international issues in Africa. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28500/
Our Planet, Special Edition : Agriculture, and Economic Development
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to agriculture, particularly in developing countries. Traditional methods of agricultural intensification can degrade sanitation and public health, while increasing carbon emissions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28525/
Our Planet, Volume 17, Number 2 : Climate Change and Economic Development
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to environmental factors in the Caribbean Sea, and international policies and agreements between Caribbean nations to mitigate and manage common problems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28522/
Our Planet, Special Issue : Caribbean Environment Programme
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to environmental factors in the Caribbean Sea, and international policies and agreements between Caribbean nations to mitigate and manage common problems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28521/
Our Planet : The Art of Diplomacy - Celebrating 20 Years of the Montreal Protocol
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to the the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28527/
Our Planet, Volume 15, Number 3 : The Rule of Law and the Millenium Development Goals
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to problems with enforcing laws and regulations that protect the environment and safeguard health and sanitation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28520/
Our Planet : Connected Dreams - Globalization and the Environment
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue presents both positive and negative views of globalization, and explores a new model of sustainable globalization. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28528/
Our Planet, Volume 16, Number 3 : Energy, Finance and Climate Change
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to energy markets and climate-change mitigation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28524/
Our Planet : Symphony of the Seas - The Marine Environment
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is about pollution of islands and oceans digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28529/
Our Planet : Climate Change and the Cryosphere
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to melting ice as a result of global climate change. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28526/
Our Planet, Volume 17, Number 1 : Deserts and Drylands
Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to desertification. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28523/
Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010: Analysis of Trends and Issues in the Finacning
This report shows that in spite of the global economic downturn, investment in sustainable energy is still strong. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28505/
Environmental Finance Services
This document outlines how UNDP is helping governments to attract and drive private investment towards sustainable solutions by combining and sequencing various financial instruments to effect policy change. These environmental finance services of UNDP offer an innovative and robust approach to addressing climate change, and other environmental and sustainable development concerns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28502/
Climate Change Science Compendium 2009
This document was compiled as an annual snapshot of peer-reviewed research about climate change. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28501/
Polls on the Environment and Global Warming
This report is a meta-analysis of twenty years of public opinion polls about Americans views on environmental quality, environmental policy, and environmental science. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28498/
Natural Allies: Engaging Civil Society in UNEP's Work
This publication is intended to catalyze social and political change in order to improve resource efficiency and reduce emissions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28590/
IPCC Expert Meeting on the Science of Alternative Metrics: Meeting Report
This extended report of the IPCC Expert Meeting on the Science of Alternative Metrics that was held in Oslo 18-20 March 2009 is provided in response to an invitation from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC AWG-KP) to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to undertake further technical assessment of alternative common metrics which are used to calculate the CO2 equivalence of anthropogenic emissions by sources, and removals by sinks, of greenhouse gases listed in Annex A to the Kyoto Protocol. The outcome of the expert meeting was an agreed set of key conclusions and recommendations to UNFCCC in response to the request of the AWG-KP as well as more specific recommendations to the scientific community regarding research needs and ones relevant to the scoping of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). These were presented to the IPCC Plenary in a short report at its 30th session in Antalya, 21-23 April 2009. The current full report of the expert meeting amplifies those conclusions and recommendations and includes the extended abstracts of the meeting presentations as well as a general bibliography. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11872/