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Resource Efficiency:Economics and Outlook for ChinaResource Efficiency:Economics and Outlook for China

This report is intended to supplement the original Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific report (UNEP 2011). It provides more detailed data and analysis specific to Chin ...

Recent trends in Material Flows and Resource Productivity in Asia and the Pacific 2013Recent trends in Material Flows and Resource Productivity in Asia and the Pacific 2013

This report is intended to supplement the original Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific report (UNEP 2011). The content is based on an updated material flows database w ...

UNEP 2011 Annual ReportUNEP 2011 Annual Report

2011 proved a landmark year in which many of the transformational reforms, launched in 2008, really began to bear fruit in terms of a transition to a results-based, more effective and more responsive ...

Urban Water Vulnerability to Climate Change in MongoliaUrban Water Vulnerability to Climate Change in Mongolia

This study aims to present the impacts of climate change upon urban water particularly upon the performance of the urban water supply, wastewater and storm water infrastructure, through compiling exi ...

High mountain glaciers and climate change: Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptationHigh mountain glaciers and climate change: Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation

Climate change is causing signifcant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. Although glacier systems show a great amount of inherent complexity and variation, there are clear overall tren ...

Global Biodiversity Outlook 3Global Biodiversity Outlook 3

This Outlook presents some stark choices for human societies. On one hand it warns that the diversity of living things on the planet continues to be eroded as a result of human activities. The pressu ...

UNEP 2009 Annual ReportUNEP 2009 Annual Report

Providing an overview of UNEP's activities in 2009, this report looks at a broad range of activities carried out by the organization as it follows its mandate to provide environmental leadership and ...

UNEP in China:Building Back BetterUNEP in China:Building Back Better

As the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global level, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was requested by the Government of the People's Republic ...

Green Economy - Developing Countries Success StoriesGreen Economy - Developing Countries Success Stories

The economic analysis in the Green Economy Report builds in part on the encouraging signs and results of many initiatives around the world. A number of these come from developing countries, including ...

Dead planet, living planet: Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable developmentDead planet, living planet: Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable development

Biodiversity and ecosystems deliver crucial services to humankind - from food security to keeping our waters clean, buffering against extreme weather, providing medicines to recreation and adding to ...

Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable developmentSick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development

“With global action and positive momentum towards improving access to safe water and sanitation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and ...

UNEP Year Book 2010UNEP Year Book 2010

The UNEP Yearbook 2010 is essential, informative and authoritative reading and within six chapters the Year Book addresses the following: In 2009, efforts to advance international environmental gove ...

State of the Marine Environment Report for the East Asian Seas 2009State of the Marine Environment Report for the East Asian Seas 2009

The 2009 East Asian Seas State of the Marine Environment Report (EAS SOMER) presents current information regarding the present state of and outlook for the region's marine and coastal environment, an ...

South Asia Environment Outlook 2009South Asia Environment Outlook 2009

The South Asia Environment Outlook 2009 covers the state and trends of the environment (land, air, water, biodiversity) and five key issues - (1) Climate Change, (2) Food Security, (3) Water Security ...

Mongolia Assessment Report on Climate Change 2009Mongolia Assessment Report on Climate Change 2009

The Mongolia: Assessment Report on Climate Change 2009 (MARCC 2009) brings together the findings of climate change research in Mongolia for the first time, to raise awareness of decision makers and t ...

Bangkok Assessment Report on Climate ChangeBangkok Assessment Report on Climate Change

This report attempts to explain why and how climate change is affecting Bangkok, while giving some idea of the likely trends that may be expected and what action will have to be taken in order to mak ...

UNEP Environmental Assessment
Expo 2010 Shanghai, ChinaUNEP Environmental Assessment Expo 2010 Shanghai, China

This report is an independent assessment of the environmental initiatives taken by Shanghai in its preparation for the World Exposition in 2010 (Expo 2010) in Shanghai, China. It aims to provide an o ...

FreshWater under threat: South AsiaFreshWater under threat: South Asia

The South Asian countries (Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Iran; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka) are home to about one-fourth of the world's population, but only contain about 4.5 per c ...

Independent Environmental Assessment: Beijing 2008 Olympic GamesIndependent Environmental Assessment: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were widely acclaimed as one of the most spectacular sporting events ever held, not least as a result of the sumptuous and dazzling opening ceremony and the high standa ...

UNEP Year Book 2009UNEP Year Book 2009

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 ...