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View Resource World Resources 1996-97: A Guide to the Global Environment

Full text of _World Resources 1996-97: A Guide to the Global Environment_, produced by the World Resources Institute, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, and World Bank, is available via the Web. It is the official source book for the United Nations Habitat II Conference being held in Istanbul, Turkey June 3-14, 1996. The tenth edition of _World Resources_...
View Resource Reaching Across the Communication Gulf: Reflections on the Challenges of Environmental Assistance Programs

Ruth Greenspan Bell wrote this discussion paper (01-05) for Resources for the Future. The paper examines several (quasi) case studies to explore "how communication across differing traditions, legal systems, cultures, history, and language has impacted joint efforts to develop stronger environmental regimes." The paper (165 Kb) may be downloaded as a .pdf document.
View Resource Global Environmental Protection in the 21st Century

Posted by the Foreign Policy in Focus gateway, this special report examines the deterioration of the environment since the promises for global environmental improvement made at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED or the "Earth Summit"). Authored by the Executive Director of the Center for International Environmental Law, David Hunter, the report considers why the global...
View Resource The UN Seahorse in Japan!

The UN Seahorse, currently based in Yokohama, Japan, is a joint project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). The UN Seahorse project helps to increase awareness about the ocean and its significance to our daily lives. In the host port of Japan, visitors will find information about Japan's geography,...
View Resource Balkans Task Force

UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, launched the Balkans Task Force (BTF) Website on May 5, 1999 to provide information and updates on "the environmental and human settlements impacts of the ongoing Balkans conflict." Experts from the Balkans Task Force visit war-damaged (industrial) sites and post their results in a series of online Situation Reports; currently, fourteen reports (in...
View Resource The Kosovo Conflict: Consequences for the Environment & Human Settlements

The final report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Center for Human Settlements Balkans Task Force (BTF)(Also discussed in the August 4, 1999, Scout Report for Science & Engineering) on the environmental impact of NATO's bombing campaign in Yugoslavia was released yesterday. The report finds that the heaviest pollution is confined to industrial cities, four of which it...
View Resource World Resources Institute

The goals of the World Resources Institute (WRI) are to reverse existing environmental problems and avert future ones, foster active public and private involvement, and make environmental improvement compatible with economic growth. Their Website contains countless documents sorted by (worldwide) geographic location as well as subject area, including sustainable development, biodiversity, climate...
View Resource Greening Industry: New Ideas in Pollution Regulation (NIPR)

The Greening Industry report, from New Ideas in Pollution Regulation (discussed in the January 24, 1997 Scout Report, is now available online. The culmination of six years of research, Greening Industry has found surprisingly positive results. Contrary to popular belief, factories in developing countries are actually cleaner and more environmentally aware than they were ten years ago, and...
View Resource CEPNews

At this site, users will find the online version of a quarterly newsletter, CEPNews, from the United Nations Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP). CEPNews features environmental news and information from the Caribbean region. Articles from the current issue (Vol 13, No 2) discuss poaching threats to Green Turtles in Costa Rica, a Coastal Water Quality Improvement initiative in Jamaica, coral...
View Resource Industrial Transformation Science Plan

From the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, this "Industrial Transformation Science Plan" incorporates a multidisciplinary research effort which is "based on the assumption that important changes in production and consumption systems will be required in order to meet the needs and aspirations of a growing world population while using environmental resources in...
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