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United Nations Environment Programme

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Water quality monitoring : a practical guide to the design and implementation of freshwater quality studies and monitoring programmes by Jamie Bartram( )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,839 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
Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity by Eric Chivian( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,757 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 Spanish and held by 1,327 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
Water quality assessments : a guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoring by Deborah V Chapman( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change and human health : risks and responses by Andrew J McMichael( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 1,293 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
Connect; UNESCO-UNEP environmental education newsletter by Unesco( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newsletter to promote Unesco's action in science, technology, and environmental education
Renewable energy sources and climate change mitigation : special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by Ottmar Edenhofer( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SRREN) assesses the potential role of renewable energy in the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy sources ₆ bioenergy, solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind energy as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It considers the environmental and social consequences associated with the deployment of these technologies and presents strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion. SRREN brings a broad spectrum of technology-specific experts together with scientists studying energy systems as a whole. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, it presents an impartial assessment of the current state of knowledge: it is policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. SRREN is an invaluable assessment of the potential role of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change for policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers
Energy subsidies : lessons learned in assessing their impact and designing policy reforms by Anja von Moltke( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,074 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
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of potential topics discussed: health challenges (Ecosystem health, public health, and economic health) -- Food and agriculture trends -- Energy trends -- Atmospheric trends -- Economic trends -- Transportation trends -- Health and social trends -- Military trends -- Environmental features -- Economy and finance features -- Resource economics features -- Transportation features -- Health features -- Social features
Pollution prevention and abatement handbook, 1998 : toward cleaner production by Industrial Development Organization Staff United Nations( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,040 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
The value of forests : payments for ecosystem services in a green economy( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 950 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]
Water pollution control : a guide to the use of water quality management principles by Richard Helmer( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 890 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
The environmental crime crisis : threats to sustainable development from illegal exploitation and trade in wildlife and forest resources by United Nations Environment Programme( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 878 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
Life counts : cataloguing life on earth by Michael Gleich( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and English and held by 871 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
Assessing global land use : balancing consumption with sustainable supply by United Nations Environment Programme( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 844 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."
Principles and methods for the assessment of risk from essential trace elements by Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working towards sustainable development : opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy by Peter Poschen( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A green economy is necessary if sustainable development is to be realized. However, as this report emphasizes, a green economy can also, if accompanied by the right policy mix, create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. In fact, the growth model of the past few decades has been inefficient, not only economically, but also from environmental, employment and social perspectives. It overuses natural resources, is environmentally unsustainable and has failed to meet the aspirations of a large proportion of society seeking productive, decent work and dignified lives
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 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World Atlas of Biodiversity addresses the remarkable growth in concern at all levels for living things and the environment, and increased appreciation of the links between the state of ecosystems and the state of humankind. Building on a wealth of research and analysis by the conservation community worldwide, this book provides a comprehensive and accessible view of key global issues in biodiversity. It outlines some of the broad ecological relationships between humans and the rest of the material world and summarizes information on the health of the planet. Opening with an outline of some fundamental aspects of material cycles and energy flow in the biosphere, the book goes on to discuss the expansion of this diversity through geological time and the pattern of its distribution over the surface of the Earth, and trends in the condition of the main ecosystem types and the species integral to them
Global biodiversity assessment by R. T Watson( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An independent, peer-reviewed analysis of the biological and social aspects of biodiversity, commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Water quality monitoring : a practical guide to the design and implementation of freshwater quality studies and monitoring programmes
Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversityWater quality assessments : a guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoringRenewable energy sources and climate change mitigation : special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeEnergy subsidies : lessons learned in assessing their impact and designing policy reformsPollution prevention and abatement handbook, 1998 : toward cleaner productionThe value of forests : payments for ecosystem services in a green economyWater pollution control : a guide to the use of water quality management principlesThe environmental crime crisis : threats to sustainable development from illegal exploitation and trade in wildlife and forest resources
Alternative Names
Agenda ONZ ds. Ochrony Środowiska.

ANO Vides programma

Apvienoto Nāciju Organizācija. Vides programma

Apvienoto Nāciju Organizācijas Vides programma

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



Jungtinės Tautos Aplinkos apsaugos programa

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

ONU Meio Ambiente

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 Narodów Zjednoczonych

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 circumiectale Nationum Unitarum

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 sur l'environnement

Programme des Nations Unites pour l'environnement

Programme pour l'environnement

Sameinuðu þjóðirnar. Umhverfisstofnun


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

Umhverfisstofnun Sameinuðu Þjóðanna

Umhverfisstofnun Sameinuðu þjóðanna (UNEP)


Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen

Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen Unterorganisation der UNO


UN environment

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 Environment Programme programme of the United Nations

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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

VN-Milieuprogramma organisatie uit Zwitserland

Yhdistyneiden kansakuntien ympäristöohjelma organisaatio


Περιβαλλοντολογικό Πρόγραμμα των Ηνωμένων Εθνών

Біріккен ұлттар ұйымының айналадағы орта жөніндегі бағдарламасы

Програм Уједињених нација за животну средину

Програма на ООН за животната средина

Програма на ООН за околната среда

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 یکی از برنامه‌های سازمان ملل متحد

بىرىككەن ۇلتتار ۇيىمىنىڭ اينالاداعى ورتا جونىندەگى باعدارلاماسى

بەرنامەی ژینگەی نەتەوە یەکگرتووەکان

گڏيل قومن جي ماحولياتي پروگرام جو ادارو گڏيل قومن جو هڪ ادارو

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम

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