countries with a practical guide on how indicators can measure progress
towards an inclusive, resource-efficient, green economy, and support
new national policies to assess human well-being and quality of life. Read more, or go to the full report,
The possibilities for green economy policies for small island developing states. Read the full report.
report suggests that some countries’ sovereign debt ratings may be less
robust than many investors may realize, if depletion of natural
resources are taken into account. Full report or Learn more
Expansion and Conservation Priorities in Tropical Countries is
a report that shows that an increase in the amount of land being used
for crops is one of the main reasons for the continuing loss of
biodiversity and threatens to undermine attempts to meet international
environmental goals. Click to learn more or for the full report.
process of illegal logging carried out largely by organized crime is
threatening efforts to combat climate change, deforestation, conserve
wildlife and eradicate poverty and is hampering the efforts of REDD. Learn more or view the full report.
study of over 200 major water-related projects, this report concludes
that disjointed management of human demands on water and aquatic systems
has now put social and ecological systems in jeopardy. Learn more and read the report.
report addresses the ecological foundation of food security. The report
argues that while factors such as availability, access, utilization and
stability must be given adequate attention, the ecological dimension is
not only being overlooked but undermined. Learn more or get the full report.
Highlights the potential hazards of carbon dioxide and methane emissions from warming permafrost. Learn more or read the full report.
UNEP's report outlining
the dangers caused by current levels of mercury exposure, which was
released ahead of the successful negotiations to create a binding commitment on the part of 140 nations to cut mercury emissions.
This booklet presents 24 case studies from 17 countries on grassroots solutions to the impacts of climate change.
Have a look at the latest issue of UNEP's magazine featuring an article by European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.
This bulletin highlights the need for more reliable and consistent data about the state of Himalayan glaciers. Learn more.
The third edition of UNEP's Emmissions Gap report launched on the eve of climate change negotiations in Doha. Learn more or read the full report.
The key role that wetlands play in supporting human life and
biodiversity needs to be recognized and integrated into decision-making
as part of the transition to a resource-efficient, sustainable world
economy. Learn more or read the full report.
Newsletter with updates on the sustainable management of mangrove plantations in Central America. In Spanish.
report shows that despite the growing number of nature reserves,
national parks and other protected areas across the globe, half of the
world's richest biodiversity zones remain entirely unprotected. Read more or view the full report.
Analysis of the unprecedented imapcts of climate change on Island communities in the Pacific Ocean.Learn more or read the full report.
TUNZA: Acting for a Better World is a report produced by and for
youth, which builds on UNEP's GEO 5 report and examines
whether environmental targets are being met, and what is being done by
young people to try and make sure they will be. Full report.