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The Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) provides timely, scientifically credible, policy-relevant environmental analyses, data and information for decision-making and action planning for sustainable development. It monitors, analyzes and reports on the state of the global environment, assesses global and regional environmental trends and provides early warning of emerging environmental threats.

Working through five sections at headquarters in Nairobi and six regional offices, DEWA also maintains an office at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP - WCMC) in Cambridge, UK and administers the Secretariat for the United Nations Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) in Vienna, Austria

The Division works closely with a large number of partners and collaborating centres in all regions of the world and has established functional networks for data, information, assessments and capacity development.

Science is at the foundation of UNEP’s work and its Science Strategy aims to lay out a clear pathway for strengthening this cornerstone in the service of member states and to reinforce its work on the science-policy interface. Click here to view activities of the UNEP's Office of the Chief Scientist.


United Nations Environment Programme
PO Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya



Species+ is a new online resource providing information on globally protected species. It includes all species covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), as well as those included in the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.

Species+ can help governments i) rapidly identify species within their borders and ii) download up-to-date information about CITES trade suspensions and quotas.

Species+ can be accessed at


Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Ibadan Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Dar es Salaam Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Addis Ababa The Emissions Gap Report 2014 Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Dakar Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Dakar-French Emerging Environmental Issues 2013The Emissions Gap Report 2013Africa Environment
Outlook 3Eficiencia en el uso de los recursos en América Latina: Perspectivas e implicancias económicasGEO-5 For BusinessResource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for ChinaRecent Trends in Material Flows and Resource
Productivity in
Latin AmericaTendencias del flujo de
materiales y productividad de recursos en América LatinaA toolkit to support conservation
by indigenous peoples and local communitiesVulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Climate Change: Implications for Shared Water Resources
in the West Asia RegionRecent Trends in Material FlowsAfrica Environment Outlook 3 Summary for Policy MakersUNEP YEAR BOOK 2013GEO-5 for youth: Acting for a better worldLand Health SurveillanceSahel Atlas of Changing LandscapesEnvironmental Accounting of National Economic SystemsEcosystem
Services and Rural Livelihoods in the SahelLao
Environment Outlook 2012Policy
Implications of Warming PermafrostThe Role and Contribution of Montane Forests and Related Ecosystem ServicesThe Emissions Gap Report 2012Democratic People's Republic of Korea Environment and Climate Change OutlookAvoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Security through Sustainable Food SystemsGEO-5 Assessment Full ReportGEO-5 For Local
GovernmentMeasuring ProgressGEO-5 Summary for Policy MakersGreen Growth, Resources and Resilience: Environmental Sustainability in Asia and the PacificUNEP YEAR BOOK 2012Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric OzoneNear-term Climate Protection and Clean Air Benefits: Actions for Controlling Short-Lived Climate ForcersBridging the Emissions Gap ReportHFCs: A Critical
Link in Protecting Climate and the Ozone LayerRESOURCE EFFICIENCY: Economics and Outlook for
Asia and the PacificECCO Distrito Metropolitano de QuitoGEO TiticacaGlobal Honey
Bee Colony Disorders & Other Threats to Insect PollinatorsUNEP YEAR BOOK 2011: Emerging Issues In Our Global
Assessment of Black carbon and Trospheric OzoneTowards an Action Plan for Near-term climate ProtectionUNEP Science
Strategy 2011 - 2013Vital GEO
Graphics IEA Training Manual - Volume
2 Framing the flow UNEP Year Book 2010 - New Science and Development in Our Changing Environment Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 Environment Outlook for Latin America and the
Caribbean: GEO LAC 3. 2009 Edition An Assessment of Assessments Findings of the Group of Experts GEO-4 Report

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Adaptation to Climate-change Induced Water Stress in the Nile Basin Africa Water Atlas