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United Nations Environment Programme

Works: 4,242 works in 8,759 publications in 3 languages and 155,734 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Maps  Atlases  Case studies  History 
Roles: Editor, Collaborator, Other, Publisher
Classifications: QH541.15.B56, 333.9516
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Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity by Eric Chivian ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,758 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 by World Resources Institute ( )
in English and held by 1,469 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 ( )
in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Water quality monitoring a practical guide to the design and implementation of freshwater quality studies and monitoring programmes by Jamie Bartram ( )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,188 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 ( )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,087 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
Pollution prevention and abatement handbook, 1998 toward cleaner production by World Bank Group ( )
15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Pollution Prevention and Abatement Handbook 1998 compiles experience and advice on implementing practical policies, together with industry-specific guidelines for improving performance. It has been prepared by environmental specialists in the World Bank Group, with the support and assistance of a wide range of organizations and individuals, including the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, environmental agencies in several countries, and industry groups and associations." "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." --Book Jacket
The picture of health : environmental sources of disease by Erik P Eckholm ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life counts : cataloguing life on earth by Michael Gleich ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 865 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 )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 817 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
Water quality assessments : a guide to the use of biota, sediments, and water in environmental monitoring by Deborah V Chapman ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World atlas of desertification by United Nations Environment Programme ( )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and German and held by 715 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
Global biodiversity assessment by V. H Heywood ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Characteriztion of biodiversity; Magnitude and distribution of biodiversity; Generation, maintenance and loss of biodiversity; Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: basic principles; Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: ecosystem analyses; Inventorying and monitoring of biodiversity; The resource base for biodiversity assessments; Data and information management and communication; Biotechnology; Human influences on biodiversity; Economic values of biodiversity; Measures for conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of its components
One planet, many people : atlas of our changing environment ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compares and contrasts satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones, illustrating dramatic changes in the environment
Our planet by United Nations Environment Programme ( )
in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental data report by United Nations Environment Programme ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environment pollution; Climate; Natural resources; Population/settlements; Human Health; Energy; Transport/tourism; Wastes; Natural disasters/accidents military; International co-operation
Global biodiversity strategy : guidelines for action to save, study, and use earth's biotic wealth sustainably and equitably by World Resources Institute ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Umweltschutz/Naturschutz, Ökologie
Connect UNESCO-UNEP environmental education newsletter by Unesco ( )
in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Techniques in bioproductivity and photosynthesis by J Coombs ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whole plant photosynthesis; Biochemical aspects of photosynthesis
Caring for the earth : by Robert Prescott-Allen ( Book )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a strategy for a kind of development that provides real improvements in the quality of human life and at the same time conserves the vitality and diversity of the Earth. The goal is development that will be sustainable. Today it may seem visionary. but it is attainable. To more and more people it also appears our only rational option."--Chapter 1 in 1980, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Wide Fund for Nature, the world's three most powerful organizations dedicated to preventing env
Global environment outlook by Sweden) Stockholm Environment Institute (Stockholm ( )
in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO) project was initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of Agenda 21 and to a UNEP Governing Council decision of May 1995 which requested the production of a comprehensive global state of the environment report
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Alternative Names
Agenda ONZ ds. Ochrony Środowiska.
Barnāmaj al-Umam al-Muttaḥidah lil-Bīʼah
FN:s miljöprogram
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 Abkuerzung
PNUE (Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement)
PNUMA Abkuerzung
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 sur l'environnement
Programme pour l'Environnement
Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen
UN Environmental Programme
UNEP Abkuerzung
UNEP-GC Abkuerzung
UNEP (United Nations Environment Program)
United Nations Environment Program
United Nations. Environment Programme
United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council
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 Umweltprogramm Verwaltungsrat
United Nations Umweltschutz-Programm
United Nations Verwaltungsrat
Программа ООН по окружающей среде
برنامج الامم المتحدة للبيئة
コクサイ レンゴウ カンキョウ ケイカク
コクレン カンキョウ ケイカク
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