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Millenium Ecosystems Assessment
  • Ecosystems and Human Well-being - 2003
    A Report of the Conceptual Framework Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
    The 245-page report lays out the approaches, assumptions, processes, and parameters scientists are using in the study. It offers decision-makers a mechanism to identify options that can better achieve core human development and sustainability goals and better understand the trade-offs in decisions about development and the environment.
    The reports are available for purchase through Island Press.

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UN-ESC-CSD
UNDP
  • HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT - 2003
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 2003.
    The 2003 report focusses on the Millennium Development Goals.
    ISBN 0-19-5219 88-0

  • HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT - 2002
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 2002.
    Published annually. The 2002 report focusses on deepening democracy in a fragmented world.
    ISBN 0-19-521915-5

  • HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT - 2001
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 2001. 290 p.
    Published annually. The 2001 report focusses on new technologies and human development.

  • HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT - 2000
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 2000. 290 p.
    Published annually. The 2000 report focusses on human rights and human development.

UNEP
  • The Materiality of Social, Environmental and Corporate Governance Issues to Equity Pricing - 2004
    UNEP, 2004.
    11 Sector Studies by Brokerage House Analysts at the Request of the UNEP Finance Initiative Asset Management Working Group.
    June 2004: UNEP Finance Initiative.
    A group of 12 fund manager representing USD 1.6 Trillion of assets under management call on investors, government and business leaders to embed environmental, social, and governance best practice at the heart of our markets.
     
      

  • Women and the Environment - 2004
    UNEP, 2004. Division of Policy Development and Law.
    ISBN: 92-807-2442-8.
    This publication makes the often hidden links between women and the environment visible, with an explicit focus on the gender-related aspects of land, water and biodiversity conservation and management.

  • IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - 2002
    UNEP, November 2002. ISBN: 1 84064 913 5.
    Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: Methodological Issues Towards Integrative Analysis Part II: Participatory Frameworks Part III: Perspectives in Ecological Economic Modelling Index

  • INDUSTRY AS A PARTNER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 10 YEARS AFTER RIO: THE UNEP ASSESSMENT - 2002
    UNEP; 2002. ISBN: 9280721976. (English and French, May 2002)

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