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United Nations Environment Programme
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.
Website: www.unep.org
 
Blue Carbon : The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon
Stock Code 3804, UNEP 2009 Paperback 78 Pages Price USD 25.00
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This report explores the potential for mitigating the impacts of climate change by improved management and protection of marine ecosystems and especially the vegetated coastal habitat, or blue carbon sinks.

The objective of this report is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives. While emissions’ reductions are currently at the centre of the climate change discussions, the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.

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The Role of Supply Chains in Addressing the Global Seafood Crisis
Stock Code DTI/1218/PA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 76 Pages Price USD 30.00
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This publication provides guidance to the various stakeholders in the fisheries sector on the tools and actions necessary to address the challenges contributing to the global food crisis. The document reviews the complexities surrounding the current decline, and in some cases collapse, of global fish stocks.

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Green Meeting Guide 2009 : Roll out the Green Carpet for your Participants
Stock Code DTI/1141/PA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 69 Pages Price USD 40.00
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The United Nations organisations are responsible for an impressive number of meetings each year, ranging from small meetings of 10 people, up to large events with several thousand participants. These meetings take place in all parts of the world and in regions varying greatly in terms of environmental priorities, experience and infrastructure.

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Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products
Stock Code DTI/1164/PA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 103 Pages Price USD 30.00
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Behind the life cycle of a product, from the cradle to the grave, there is a story to tell. Not only about its potential impact on the environment, but as well in terms of social and socio-economic impacts - or potential impacts - of its production and consumption on the workers, the local communities, the consumers, the society and all value chain actors.

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Review of the Literature on the Links Between Biodiversity & Climate Change
Stock Code 3816, UNEP 2009 Paperback 124 Pages Price USD 30.00
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report (AR4) concluded that climate change will have significant impacts on many aspects of biological diversity: on ecosytems, species, genetic diversity within species, and on ecological interactions. This report reviews the literature since the AR4. It draws on recent research to summarise advances in our understanding of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.

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UNEP Year Book 2009 : New Science and Developments in our Changing Environment - FRENCH
Stock Code DEW/1122/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 68 pages Price USD 10.00
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The UNEP Year Book 2009 (formerly the GEO Year Book) presents selected new scientific findings and events of 2008 that are likely to shape important environmental issues and trends in the coming year of 2009.

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Climate Change Science Compendium 2009
Stock Code DEW/1182/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 68 Pages Price USD 20.00
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The Climate Change Science Compendium is a review of some 400 major scientific contributions to our understanding of Earth Systems and climate that have been released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

 

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UNEP Yearbook 2009 New Science and Developments in our Changing Environment
Stock Code DEW/1121/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 64 Pages Price USD 10.00
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The UNEP Year Book 2009 presents work in progress on scientific understanding of global environmental change, as well as foresight
about possible issues on the horizon. The aim is to raise awareness of the interlinkages among environmental issues that can accelerate the rates
of change and threaten human wellbeing.

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The Environmental Food Crisis: The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises
Stock Code 3767, UNEP 2009 Paperback 101 pages Price USD 25.00
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A new rapid response assessment report released by UNEP warns that up to 25% of the world's food production may become lost due to environmental breakdown by 2050 unless action is taken. The report provides the first summary by the UN of how climate change, water stress, invasive pests and land degradation may impact world food prices and life on the planet plus how we may be able to feed the world in a more sustainable manner.

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UNEP in Afghanistan : Laying the foundations for sustainable development
Stock Code 3769, UNEP 2009 Paperback 32 Pages Price USD 10.00
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UNEP's objective in Afghanistan is long-term : to create a truly lasting foundation for environmental management and sustainable development. In its forst six years the programme has surprised many observers by its record of success and lasting commitment in the most difficult of circumstances.

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UNEP Year Book 2009 : New Science and Developments in our Changing Environment - SPANISH
Stock Code DEW/1123/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 68 pages Price USD 10.00
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The UNEP Year Book 2009 (formerly the GEO Year Book) presents selected new scientific findings and events of 2008 that are likely to shape important environmental issues and trends in the coming year of 2009.

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Vital Forest Graphics 2009
Stock Code DEW/1032/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 70 Pages Price USD 25.00
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Forests are not only important for the 1.6 billion people who depend on them for their livelihoods, but for the world’s population at large. Forests play a critical role in the Earth’s life support system, including global carbon and hydrological cycles. The Vital Forest Graphics provides an overview of the global trends in forest cover and looks specifically at the four largest forest ecosystems and analyses the trends and challenges in their conservation and management. It scrutinizes some of the key drivers behind forest loss, including the increasing demand for commodities and energy.

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