Established in 1972, works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices everywhere. Its activities cover a wide range of issues, from atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems, the promotion of environmental science and information, to an early warning and emergency response capacity to deal with environmental disasters and emergencies.
This report describes a new map-based approach to defining areas best suited for NTFP commercialization. Uganda is used as a case study. As one of the most rapidly growing economies in Africa, its rich natural heritage highlights the conflict between national development efforts and the need for a globally responsible approach to biodiversity conservation.
The effects of the global phenomenon Climate Change on the behavior of migratory species are becoming increasingly evident. Migratory species seem more vulnerable than most wildlife as they use multiple habitats and sites and a wide range of resources throughout their migratory cycle. This publication is an aid in raising awareness by highlighting some case studies, assessing impacts and identifying possible solutions and mitigation measures.
The Global Deserts Outlook is the first thematic assessment report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A UNEP contribution to the International Year of Deserts and Desertification in 2006, the report aims to help raise global public awareness of the state of the world's deserts.
JERUSALEM, 30 March, 2006 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed the results of the first major investigation into the environmental impact of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza last year. By and large, the UNEP scientific assessment report gives the Gaza pull-out an environmental clean bill of health.
The Africa Environment Outlook 2 (French) is the second comprehensive integrated report on the African environment, produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) .
This report addresses the financing process as a whole : how to determine financing needs, how to choose the plan that best fits these needs, as well as the challenges Regional Seas Programmes will face while moving forward with the next phase of activities.
This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Colombia & Venezuela and Central America & Mexico sub-systems – located in GIWA region 3, the Caribbean Sea. The regional team identified habitat and community modification as the priority concern of both sub-systems.