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.
The report researches the trade and environmental effects of ecolabels through a literature review and includes five case studies of specific labels. It reveals data limitation of identifying these effects and sets out further research and multistakeholder exchange that is required to support design and application of ecolables which support sustainable development. The interaction between trade and environmental policies, and public policies and market forces are examined in some depth.
This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Baltic Sea region, one of the largest brackish water areas in the world. It is a semi-enclosed sea, which together with other physical as well as socio-economic characteristics makes it very sensitive to anthropogenic pressures.
This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Pacific Islands region, which comprises more than 20 island nations or territories that exhibit enormous geomorphological, climatic, cultural and demographic diversity within a vast oceanic expanse.