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United Nations Environment Programme

Works: 10,086 works in 19,267 publications in 4 languages and 210,419 library holdings
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Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,657 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( )

32 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,477 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 1,187 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 900 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 )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 787 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 778 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 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and German and held by 710 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 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares and contrasts satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones, illustrating dramatic changes in the environment
World resources 1990-91 : a report by World Resources Institute( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at several critical trends that are changing the physical environment such as the intensification of agriculture, industrialization and rising energy use, and that have the potential to influence human health. Also reports the current states of the environment as it relates to population and human well-being, consumption and waste, and resources at risk. Contains the latest core country data from 157 countries and new information on poverty, inequality, and food security
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 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guidebook, now thorougly updated and revised in its second edition, gives comprehensive advice on the designing and setting up of monitoring programmes for the purpose of providing valid data for water quality assessments in all types of
Climate change and human health : risks and responses by World Health Organization( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 270 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( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 257 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 )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The approaches and methods for water quality monitoring described in this handbook are based upon the experience gained, over two decades, with the design and establishment of the global freshwater quality monitoring network, GEMS/WATER. The GEMS/WATER programme is co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health organization (WHO), together with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Meteorological Organiza
Water pollution control : a guide to the use of water quality management principles( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a handbook for policy makers and environmental managers in water authorities and engineering companies engaged in water quality programmes, especially in developing countries. It is also suitable for use as a textbook or as training material
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 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of forests : payments for ecosystem services in a green economy( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 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]
The environmental crime crisis : threats to sustainable development from illegal exploitation and trade in wildlife and forest resources by United Nations Environment Programme( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 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
Assessing global land use : balancing consumption with sustainable supply by United Nations Environment Programme( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global land use plays a central role in determining our food, material and energy supply. Many countries have started to support the use of biomass for biofuels and biomaterials, and, at the same time, are becoming concerned about the increasing consequences of land competition, such as rising food prices, land use change, and land use intensification. Cropland expansion at the cost of tropical forests and savannahs induces severe changes in the living environment with uncertain repercussions. A central question is, thus, to what extent can global cropland expand to serve the growing demand for food and non-food biomass, while keeping the consequences of land use change, such as losses of biodiversity, at a tolerable level? This report explores how the management of land-based biomass production and consumption can be developed towards a higher degree of sustainability across different scales: from the sustainable management of soils on the field to the sustainable management of global land use as a whole. Specifically, this report looks at the impacts of global trends--population growth, urbanization, and changes in diets and consumption behaviors--on global land use dynamics, considering the consequences for biodiversity, the supply of food, fibers and fuel, and the long-lasting implications for resource security. It is intended to support the international discussion and to provide decision makers in national and regional governments and NGOs with an overview of key challenges and possible options related to sustainable land use."
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Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity
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Agenda ONZ ds. Ochrony Środowiska.

Barnāmaj al-Umam al-Muttaḥidah lil-Bīʾah

FN:s miljöprogram

FNs miljøprogram

Fonds du Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement


Kokuren Kankyō Keikaku

Kokusai Rengo Kankyo Keikaku

Lian he guo huan jing gui hua shu

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

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

Organizace spojených národů Environment Programme

Organizace spojených národů Program OSN pro životní prostředí

Organizace spojených národů Program pro životní prostředí





PNUE (Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement)



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


Program Ochrony Środowiska Organizacji Narodów Zjednoczonych.

Program Środowiska ONZ.

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 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)


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

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


Программа ООН по окружающей среде


الأمم المتحدة. البرنامج المعني بالبيئة

الأمم المتحدة. برنامج البيئة

برنامج الامم المتحدة للبيئة

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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 environmentWorld resources 1990-91 : a reportWater quality assessments : a guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoringClimate change and human health : risks and responses