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Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The Earth's biodiversity-the rich variety of life on our planet-is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health. Edited and written by Harvard Medical School physicians Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, along with more than 100 leading scientists who contributed to writing and reviewing the book, Sustaining Life presents a comprehensive-and sobering-view of how human medicines, biomedical research, the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, and the production of food, both on land and in the oceans, depend on biodiversity. The book's ten chapters cover everything from what biodiversity is and how human activity threatens it to how we as individuals can help conserve the world's richly varied biota. Seven groups of organisms, some of the most endangered on Earth, provide detailed case studies to illustrate the contributions they have already made to human medicine, and those they are expected to make if we do not drive them to extinction. Drawing on the latest research, but written in language a general reader can easily follow, Sustaining Life argues that we can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world, nor assume that we will not be harmed by its alteration. Our health, as the authors so vividly show, depends on the health of other species and on the vitality of natural ecosystems. With a foreword by E.O. Wilson and a prologue by Kofi Annan, and more than 200 poignant color illustrations, Sustaining Life contributes essential perspective to the debate over how humans affect biodiversity and a compelling demonstration of the human health costs
World resources : a report by the World Resources Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development( )

in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life counts : cataloguing life on earth by Michael Gleich( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six billion people live on earth, but we share the planet with trillions of other life-forms, ranging from bacteria to whales. They make up life's infrastructure and are in effect the underpinnings of human existence. Life counts shows why we must preserve this biodiversity: if we don't, scientists predict, the earth may lose the ability to support its inhabitants within the next fifty years. Through color illustrations and narration, readers learn that each animal on earth--whose numbers are greater than our galaxy's stars--as well as each plant and each microbe, plays a role essential to the life of the planet and, in surprising ways, human economies and health. The authors weigh scientist's and international governments' best ideas on how we can protect these living things and hence our world. Life counts: a worldwide balance sheet is part of the larger Life Counts Project, designed to raise awareness across the globe of the importance of the world's biodiversity
World atlas of biodiversity : earth's living resources in the 21st century by Brian Groombridge( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A web site from the United Nations Environment Programmes World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC). Like other GIS-based programs, the features of this Web site can be useful in demonstrating spatial patterns of environmental problems. Users can choose from dozens of map layers (derived from biodiversity and related data) to superimpose on geographical maps of the planet on a global, regional, or even local scale. Manipulating the maps is relatively straightforward. For example, to explore the correlation between human population density and bird extinctions in North America, drag a box around the continent, select Human Population Density and Bird Extinctions from the map layer mother features. Users should note that the graphics can make this site very slow to load, and no maps are currently available for the categories Diversity of Organisms and Biodiversity Through Time
The picture of health : environmental sources of disease by Erik P Eckholm( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals comprehensively with many of the environmental factors that endanger the attainment and maintenance of health, a condition defined as being a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. The author, taking a qlobal view of community life and culture, environmental factors and economic realities, examines the influences of all of these elements on the health and well-beinq of various populations. The price of undernutrition and poor sanitation and the social policies that permit what amounts to a global scandal are discussed. He also examines the health toll of the affluent diet and life style and the chanqes that must occur if the specter of premature death is to be banished from the industrial world. Examinations of the environmental sources of cancer and the scope of occupationally induced diseases are far-reaching. This book should interest and assist government officials, medical and health practitioners, scientists involved in health issues, and laymen. (Jd)
Global biodiversity assessment by R. T Watson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For policy-makers. - 1995. - 46 s. : ill. - ISBN 0521564808
World atlas of desertification by United Nations Environment Programme( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and German and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desertification is the degradation of productive drylands, including the Savannas of Africa, the Great Plains and the Pampas of the Americas, the Steppes of Asia, and the 'outback' of Australia and the margins of the Mediterranean. Section 1: Global ; Section 2: Africa ; Section 3: new section presents the latest assessment of South and South-East Asia ; and Section 4: new section covers issues including linkages with poverty, biodiversity, global warming, and results of new studies in Kenya and the Aral Sea basin
Our planet by United Nations Environment Programme( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One planet, many people : atlas of our changing environment( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares and contrasts satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones, illustrating dramatic changes in the environment
Water quality assessments : a guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoring by Deborah V Chapman( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change and human health : risks and responses by World Health Organization( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's climate system is an integral part of the complex of life-supporting processes. Climate and weather have always had a powerful impact on human health and well-being. But like other large natural systems, the global climate system is coming under pressure from human activities. Global climate change is, therefore, a newer challenge to ongoing efforts to protect human health. This volume seeks to describe the context and process of global climate change, its actual or likely impacts on health, and how human societies and their governments should respond, with particular focus on the health sector
Pollution prevention and abatement handbook, 1998 : toward cleaner production by World Bank Group( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally developed to help staff, clients, and consultants prepare and implement operations supported by the Bank Group, this Handbook updates and replaces the Environmental Guidelines issued in 1988 and reflects changes both in technology and in pollution management policies and practices. It focuses attention on the environmental and economic benefits of preventing pollution and emphasizes cleaner production and good management techniques."--Jacket
Water quality monitoring : a practical guide to the design and implementation of freshwater quality studies and monitoring programmes by Jamie Bartram( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water quality monitoring is a fundamental tool in the management of freshwater resources, and this book covers the entire monitoring process providing detailed guidance for implementing a monitoring network with step-by-step descriptions of field and laboratory methods
Water pollution control : a guide to the use of water quality management principles by World Health Organization( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a handbook for policy makers and environmental managers in water authorities and engineering companies engaged in water quality programs, especially in developing countries. It is also suitable for use as a textbook or as training material for water quality management courses. It is a companion volume to Water Quality Assessment and Water Quality Monitoring
Reversing environmental degradation trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand : report by United Nations Environment Programme( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNEP year book by United Nations Environment Programme( )

in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of major global and regional environmental issues and development that shaped policy decisions and actions during the course of the year; Emerging challenges--new findings presenting scientific progress made in the year that may assist society in recognizing and better understanding emerging environmental issues and help decision makers in designing adequate responses; GEO indicators highlighting some of the key global and regional environmental issues and trends that have been identified in GEO reports
The value of forests : payments for ecosystem services in a green economy( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) describes the situation where the user of an environmental service, such as water purification, pays the landowners who provide that service. For PES to exist, there must be a clearly defined user and supplier, as well as a number of other necessary conditions, which are defined in this document using a summary of current sources. Particular attention is paid to how these conditions currently obtain within the UNECE region. The range of forest environment services is explored through fourteen detailed case studies, which examine best practice in promoting PES. Political and public relations implications of PES are discussed at length, and recommendations include the need for clarity about where PES may be a useful tool in moving towards a green economy and where other methods may be more appropriate."--[P. ii]
Energy subsidies : lessons learned in assessing their impact and designing policy reforms by Anja von Moltke( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The need to reform energy subsidies was one of the pressing issues highlighted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Many types of subsidy, especially those that encourage the production and use of fossil fuel, and other non-renewable forms of energy, are harmful to the environment. They can also have high financial and economic costs, and often only bring few benefits to the people for whom they are intended.Removing, reducing or restructuring such energy subsidies is helpful for the environment and the economy at the same time. Potential social costs in terms of employment in the conventional energy industry or reduced access to energy could be addressed by redirecting the money formerly spent on subsidies to income support, health, environment, education or regional development programmes.Of course, subsidies can have certain positive consequences, particularly where they are aimed at encouraging more sustainable energy production and use. Temporary support for renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies to overcome market barriers, and measures to improve poor or rural households' access to modern, commercial forms of energy, for instance, could be positive measures in support of sustainable development.Based on ground-breaking work undertaken by UNEP and the International Energy Agency, this book aims to raise awareness of the actual and potential impacts of energy subsidies and provide guidance to policy-makers on how to design and implement energy-subsidy reforms. It provides methodologies for analysing the impact of subsidies and their reform, and reviews experiences with energy subsidies in a number of countries and regions. Drawing on these case studies, it analyses the lessons learned as well as the policy implications, and provides guidance on how to overcome resistance to reform.The book provides an analytical framework which aims to set the scene for the detailed discussion of energy-subsidy issues at the country level. It considers how subsidies are defined, how they can be measured, how big they are and how their effects can be assessed. A more detailed discussion of methodological approaches to the assessment of the economic, environmental and social effects of subsidies and their reform is contained in the Annex.Chapters 3–11 of the book contain country case studies from contributing authors, which review various experiences and issues related to energy subsidies in selected countries, but do not strive for a common approach. They are organised along geographical lines, beginning with a review of energy subsidies generally in OECD countries. Case studies of energy subsidies in transition economies – the Czech and Slovak Republics (Chapter 4) and Russia (Chapter 5) – follow. Three studies of Asian countries focus on the costs of different types of energy subsidy: electricity subsidies in India (Chapter 6), oil subsidies in Indonesia (Chapter 7) and energy subsidies generally in Korea (Chapter 8). Chapter 9 reviews the effect of energy subsidies in Iran and suggests a pragmatic approach to reforming them. This is followed by an assessment of the LPG subsidy programme in Senegal (Chapter 10) and an analysis of the effects of removing coal and oil subsides in Chile (Chapter 11).Chapter 12 analyses the lessons learned from these case studies, focusing on the economic, environmental and social effects and their implications for policy. Finally, Chapter 13 discusses the implications of these findings and makes practical recommendations for designing and implementing policy reforms.This book will be essential for both practitioners and academics involved in the energy sector and for governments and policy-makers wishing to examine the reform of energy subsidies."--Provided by publisher
The environmental crime crisis : threats to sustainable development from illegal exploitation and trade in wildlife and forest resources by United Nations Environment Programme( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on the far-reaching consequences of the environmental crime phenomenon we face today. The situation has worsened to the extent that illegal trade in wildlife's impacts are now acknowledged to go well beyond strictly environmental impacts - by seriously undermining economies and livelihoods, good governance, and the rule of law. The consequences are increasingly evident: illegal wildlife trafficking constitutes a barrier to the achievement of both sustainable development and environmental sustainability. The illegal trade in wildlife and environmental crime are now widely recognized as significant threats on a global scale, to be tackled with urgency. However the responses to date, in terms of impact on the ground, have been too modest, and inadequate to the scale and growth of the threat to wildlife and the environment. A fuller understanding of the phenomenon of illegal wildlife trade is necessary to design and further strengthen - and accelerate - an effective strategy to successfully tackle the issue at all levels and with all means possible. A global and holistic response needs to be implemented to support national, regional and international efforts by strengthening and synchronizing actions targeting coherent environmental legislation, poverty alleviation and demand reduction
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Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity
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Agenda ONZ ds. Ochrony Środowiska.

Az ENSZ Környezetvédelmi Programja

Barnāmaj al-Umam al-Muttaḥidah lil-Bīʾah

Barnamijka Deegaanka Qaramada Midoobay

Birikken ulttar uýımınıñ aýnaladağı orta jönindegi bağdarlaması

Birleşmiş Milletler Çevre Programı

BMT-in Ətraf Mühit Proqramı

Chương trình Môi trường Liên Hiệp Quốc

FN:s miljöprogram

FNs miljøprogram

Fonds du Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement


Jungtinių Tautų Aplinkos apsaugos programa

Kokuren Kankyō Keikaku

Kokusai Rengo Kankyo Keikaku

Lian he guo huan jing gui hua shu

Mediprogramo de Unuiĝintaj Nacioj

Miljøprogrammet til SN

Naciones Unidas Programa para el Medio Ambiente

Nacions Unides. Environment Programme

Nacions Unides. Programa para el Medio Ambiente

Nacions Unides. Programa per al Medi Ambient

Nações Unidas. Programa para o Meio Ambiente

Nations Unies

Nations Unies Assemblée générale Programme pour l'environnement

Nations Unies Environment Programme

Nations Unies Fonds du Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement

Nations-Unies Fonds du programme pour l'environnement

Nations-Unies Programa para el medio ambiente

Nations Unies Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement

Nations Unies Programme pour l'environnement

Nations Unies Programme sur l'environnement

Nazio Batuen Ingurumen Programa

Organizace spojených národů Environment Programme

Organizace spojených národů Program OSN pro životní prostředí

Organizace spojených národů Program pro životní prostředí




P.N.U.M.A. (United Nations Environment Programme)


PNUE (Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement)

PNUE (United Nations Environment Programme)



PNUMA (Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el medio ambiente)


PNUMA (United Nations Environment Programme)

Program Alam Sekitar Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu

Program Lingkungan Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa

Program Ochrony Środowiska Organizacji Narodów Zjednoczonych.

Program OSN pro životní prostředí

Program Spojených národov pre životné prostredie

Program Środowiska ONZ.

Program Środowiskowy Organizacji Narodów Zjednoczonych

Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambienta.

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el medio ambiente

Programa de les Nacions Unides per al Medi Ambient

Programa de Naciones Unidas para el medio ambiente

Programa para el medio ambiente

Programa para o meio ambiente

Programma delle Nazioni Unite per l'Ambiente

Programma OON po okruzhai︠u︡shcheĭ srede

Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement

Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environement

Programme des Nations unies pour l'environnement

Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement Fonds

Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (Nairobi)

Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (New York)

Programme des Nations Unies sur l'environnement

Programme des Nations Unites pour l'environnement

Programme pour l'environnement


U.N.E.P. (United Nations Environment Programme)

Umhverfisstofnun Sameinuðu Þjóðanna


Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen


UN Environment Programme

UN Environmental Programme



UNEP Governing Council

UNEP (United Nations Environment Program)

UNEP (United Nations environment programme)

United Nations Environment Program

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environmental Program

United Nations Environmental Programme

United Nations Environnement programme

United Nations Governing Council

United Nations Programa para el Medio Ambiente

United Nations Programa para o Meio Ambiente

United Nations Programma po Okružajuščej Srede

United Nations Programme pour l'Environnement

United Nations Umweltprogramm

United Nations Umweltschutz-Programm

United Nations Verwaltungsrat

ÜRO Keskkonnaprogramm

Vereinte Nationen Environment Programme

Vereinte Nationen Programa para el medio ambiente

Vereinte Nationen Programa para o meio ambiente

Vereinte Nationen Programma po Okružajuščej Srede

Vereinte Nationen Programme pour l'environnement

Vereinte Nationen Umweltprogramm

Vereinte Nationen Umweltschutz-Programm


Yhdistyneiden kansakuntien ympäristöohjelma organisaatio


Περιβαλλοντολογικό Πρόγραμμα των Ηνωμένων Εθνών

Біріккен ұлттар ұйымының айналадағы орта жөніндегі бағдарламасы

Програма ООН по навколишньому середовищу

Программа ООН по окружающей среде


התוכנית הסביבתית של האו"ם

الأمم المتحدة. البرنامج المعني بالبيئة

الأمم المتحدة. برنامج البيئة

برنامج الامم المتحدة للبيئة

برنامه محیط زیست ملل متحد

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Life counts : cataloguing life on earthWorld atlas of biodiversity : earth's living resources in the 21st centuryGlobal biodiversity assessmentWorld atlas of desertificationOne planet, many people : atlas of our changing environmentWater quality assessments : a guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoringClimate change and human health : risks and responsesPollution prevention and abatement handbook, 1998 : toward cleaner production