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Deep Sea Minerals Volume 2
Volume 2 looks at the socio economic, legal and fiscal aspects of the emerging deep sea minerals industry. It provides a green economy context for examining how deep sea mining could be profitable, sustainable and meet the needs of Pacific Island peo...
Published: 25 Feb 2014
Deep Sea Minerals Volume 1A
A physical, biological, environmental, and technical review, examine the geology and associated biology of the three principal deep sea mineral deposit types found in the Pacific Region. They also look at the environmental and technical aspects relat...
Published: 25 Feb 2014
Deep Sea Minerals Volume 1B
A physical, biological, environmental, and technical review, examine the geology and associated biology of the three principal deep sea mineral deposit types found in the Pacific Region. They also look at the environmental and technical aspects relat...
Published: 25 Feb 2014
Deep Sea Minerals Volume 1C
A physical, biological, environmental, and technical review, examine the geology and associated biology of the three principal deep sea mineral deposit types found in the Pacific Region. They also look at the environmental and technical aspects relat...
Published: 25 Feb 2014
Large-Scale Land Acquisition in Africa
Large-scale land investment is not a new phenomenon in Africa, but the speed and scale at which it is occurring today makes it one of the most pressing issues on the continent. These land investments are promoted by advocates as “win-win” solutions -...
Published: 05 Jul 2013
Toxic metals in children’s products: an insight into the market in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Toys and many other children’s products can keep children happy for hours. The right toys can stir young imaginations, and often encourage the first vital steps in the learning process. However, children’s products can also be a source of toxic chemi...
Published: 23 May 2013
Zambezi River Basin - Atlas of the changing Environment
The Zambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment is a basin collaborative initiative with the objective of providing scientific evidence about changes that are taking place in the natural resources and the environment. The Atlas, with climat...
Published: 18 Mar 2013
Stolen Apes - The illicit trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans
The illegal trade in wildlife makes up one part of the multi-billion dollar business that is environmental crime and is increasingly being perpetrated at the cost of the poor and vulnerable.
Published: 11 Mar 2013
Elephants in the Dust - The African Elephant Crisis
The African elephant, the largest remaining land mammal on the planet, is facing the greatest crisis in decades. Reports of mass elephant killings in the media vividly illustrate the situation across many African elephant range States. This Rapid Res...
Published: 11 Mar 2013
State of the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Environment
The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) was established in 1975 as a coherent legal and institutional framework for cooperation through which all Mediterranean countries decided to jointly address common challenges of environmental degradation while link...
Published: 24 Jan 2013
Mercury - Time to act
This report speaks directly to governments involved in the development of the global treaty on mercury. It presents updates from the UNEP Global Mercury Assessment 2013 in short and punchy facts and figures backed by compelling graphics, that provide...
Published: 10 Jan 2013
SIDS-FOCUSED Green Economy: An Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities
The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 marked the first time that the special characteristics of SIDS were paid significant attention and were recognised as a distinct group. In 1994, the first Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of ...
Published: 13 Dec 2012
Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services - Realising Nature’s Value
This publication highlights the concept and selected market segments relating to payments for ecosystem services. It emphasises the role natural capital can play in both environmental conservation and in poverty alleviation, and highlights the potent...
Published: 24 Nov 2012
Caspian Sea - State of Environment 2011
The first State of the Environment Report of the Caspian Sea (SoE-Report) was prepared by GRID-Arendal and presented at the Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) in Aktau, Kazakhstan 10-12 August 2011.
Published: 05 Nov 2012
Green Carbon, Black Trade: Illegal Logging, Tax Fraud and Laundering in the Worlds Tropical Forests
This report – Green Carbon, Black Trade – by UNEP and INTERPOL focuses on illegal logging and its impacts on the lives and livelihoods of often some of the poorest people in the world set aside the environmental damage. It underlines how criminals ar...
Published: 27 Sep 2012
The contribution of Space Technologies to Arctic Policy Priorities
This report compares the needs of Arctic stakeholders (as articulated in policies and strategies) with the contribution different types of satellite technologies (communications, weather, navigation, earth observation, surveillance, and science) can ...
Published: 28 Aug 2012
Himalaya Climate Change Adaptation Programme
The goal of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) is to contribute to the enhancement of resilience of mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Focussing particularly on women, the programme seeks to acheive this through ...
Published: 02 Jul 2012
Chainging Taiga: Challenges for Mongolia’s Reindeer Herders
Mongolia’s reindeer herders and their taiga homeland are today facing unprecedented challenges from unregulated mining, forest logging, loss of access to natural resources, tourism, and climate change.
Published: 26 Mar 2012
Environment & Poverty Times No.7
Water management and resource efficiency for green growth in East Asia is the focus of Issue 7 of Environment & Poverty Times. Jointly prepared by GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, examines inspiring examples and stori...
Published: 12 Mar 2012
Vital Caspian Graphics 2 - Opportunities, Aspirations and Challenges, 2012
The Caspian Sea region has witnessed important developments in the past decade and many opportunities are still available. The region is a major supplier of hydrocarbons to the world market, and will play a considerable role in the global energy sect...
Published: 14 Feb 2012
Green Economy in a Blue World - Full Report
The world’s oceans and coasts – the Blue World – are the cornucopia for humanity. They provide us with food, oxygen and livelihoods. Most of the world’s international trade travels by sea. Sea floors yield important minerals, sand and gravel. Tec...
Published: 01 Feb 2012
Biofuels Vital Graphics - Powering Green Economy
Biofuels Vital Graphics visualizes the opportunities, the need for safeguards, and the options that help ensure sustainability of biofuels to make them a cornerstone for a Green Economy. Stories from around the world have been highlighter to exemplif...
Published: 13 Jan 2012
Women at the Frontline of Climate Change - Gender Risks and Hopes
Women are often in the front line in respect to the impacts of a changing climate. Globally the world is seeing increasingly frequent droughts and floods which are having economic but also profound social consequences. The women and people of Asia ar...
Published: 05 Dec 2011
Living Planet: Connected Planet, Rapid Response Assessment
Through the air, over land and in water, over ten thousand species numbering millions of animals travel around the world in a network of migratory pathways. The very foundation of these migratory species is their connection to places and corridors ac...
Published: 15 Nov 2011
Orangutans and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management in Sumatra
Deforestation is responsible for approximately 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is therefore a major contributor to climate change, but also to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services and a direct threat to Asia’s great ape – the o...
Published: 13 Sep 2011
Working for the Environment, South Africa
Working for the Environment is a publication launched by the Department of Environmental Affairs (former Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism). It aims to inform and educate the general public in South Africa on the vital work currently be...
Published: 21 Jun 2011
Green Hills, Blue Cities - an Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities
Of the one billion people living on the African continent, about 40 per cent lives in urban areas. Between 1990 and 2010, the total urban population in Africa doubled from 205 million to 400 million, and by 2050, it is expected that this will triple ...
Published: 18 Mar 2011
High 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 trends ...
Published: 06 Dec 2010
Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean (2010)
Climate change – its causes, its global consequences and the magnitude of its expected effects on both ecosystems and human activities – will be one of the greatest challenges of this century. It will significantly alter current patterns of productio...
Published: 22 Nov 2010
Protecting Arctic Biodiversity
The Arctic region is characterized by some of the largest continuous intact ecosystems on the planet, but is facing increasingly larger threats. Protecting Arctic Biodiversity: Limitations and strengths of environmental agreements allows governing an...
Published: 13 Oct 2010
Species distribution maps
Assorted maps from projects, displaying the distribution of flora and fauna, both species and higher taxonomic groups.
Published: 21 May 2010
Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010
A component of the comprehensive Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) of the Arctic Council, this report provides a snapshot of the trends being observed in Arctic biodiversity today. Twenty-two indicators examine the current state of the environment...
Published: 17 May 2010
Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 - Climate Link [French]
The efforts of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol have, over more than 20 years, translated scientific realities into political decisions leading to concrete action on the ground. The experience of this Protocol can act as both guide and inspiring ...
Published: 16 May 2010
The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin
The fate of the great apes is closely tied to ours as they inhabit some of the last remaining tropical rainforests – ecosystems that not only assist in supplying water, food and medicine but also play a global role in carbon sequestration and thus co...
Published: 17 Mar 2010
Sick Water - The Central Role of Wastewater Management in Sustainable Development
The statistics are stark: Globally, two million tons of sewage, industrial and agricultural waste is discharged into the world’s waterways and at least 1.8 million children under five years-old die every year from water related disease, or one every ...
Published: 16 Mar 2010
Many Strong Voices - Turning Vulnerability into Strength
Climate change presents the human race with profound choices that go beyond the current debate over new technologies, economic, and social costs and even concerns over environmental impacts. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called climate change ...
Published: 03 Feb 2010
Continental Shelf - The Last Maritime Zone
During the past decade, many coastal States have been engaged in peacefully establishing the limits of their maritime jurisdiction. This represents an historical milestone towards the defnition of maritime sovereignty, and presents enormous economic ...
Published: 03 Feb 2010
Environment and Security Issues in the Southern Mediterranean Region
This report aims to describe how environmental deg- radation will affect human security in the Mediterra- nean space, paying particular attention to the Middle East and North Africa. The report looks at possible risks and degradation, and how they ma...
Published: 17 Nov 2009
Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 - Climate Link
The efforts of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol have, over more than 20 years, translated scientific realities into political decisions leading to concrete action on the ground. The experience of this Protocol can act as both guide and inspiring ...
Published: 02 Nov 2009
WWF Arctic Feedbacks Report
WWF Arctic Feedbacks Report
Published: 27 Oct 2009
Blue Carbon - The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon
Very large cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. This report describes the vital contribution that ecosystems can and must make to these efforts.
Published: 06 Oct 2009
Environment and Poverty Times #6: Green Economy issue
The Environment & Poverty Times aims to explain the complex links between poverty and the environment. It shows, through short texts, maps and other illustrations, some of the manifestations of poverty and environmental conditions. It explains how en...
Published: 06 Oct 2009
Vital Forest Graphics
Forests are not only important for the 1.6 billion people who depend on them for their livelihoods, but for the world's population at large. Forests play a critical role in the Earth's life support system, including global carbon and hydrological cyc...
Published: 20 Jun 2009
The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises [French]
Après une tendance à la baisse qui a duré une bonne centaine d'années, les prix des produits alimentaires ont connu ces dernières années une envolée sans précédent au cours du siècle écoulé, tant par son ampleur et sa durée que par le nombre de group...
Published: 08 Jun 2009
The Natural Fix? - The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation
Very large cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. This report describes the vital contribution that ecosystems can and must make to these efforts.
Published: 27 May 2009
The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises
A new rapid response assessment report released by UNEP warns that up to 25% of the world’s food production may become lost due to environmental breakdown by 2050 unless action is taken. Prepared by the Rapid Response Assessment Team at UNEP/GRID-Are...
Published: 02 Feb 2009
Vital Water Graphics 2
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been at the forefront of assessing and monitoring global water resources and presenting information on their use and management for 30 years. UNEP has compiled this report in order to provide an eas...
Published: 26 Jan 2009
Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality
A new UNEP publication, written and produced by UNEP/GRID-Arendal for World Environment Day 2008, shows how various levels of society can work towards climate neutrality. Written and reviewed by experts from many disciplines and various countries, th...
Published: 05 Jan 2009
International Polar Year (IPY) educational posters [Norwegian]
There have been five posters prepared, with high-school age students as the main target groups. Each poster stands on its own but is recognizable as part of the series through the common design template. All the posters includes illustrations and tex...
Published: 26 Nov 2008
Environment and Security (EnvSec) archive
Assorted maps and charts from the Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative - Transforming risks into cooperation of UNDP, UNEP, OSCE, NATO, UNECE and REC.
Published: 13 Aug 2008
International Polar Year (IPY) educational posters
There have been five posters prepared, with high-school age students as the main target groups. Each poster stands on its own but is recognizable as part of the series through the common design template. All the posters includes illustrations and te...
Published: 31 Jul 2008
Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Carbon Neutrality
A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality
Published: 04 Jun 2008
Environment and Poverty Times #5: Pro-poor growth issue
This issue of Environment & Poverty Times was released at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) in Yokohama, Japan in May 2008. The paper features a collection of short articles, maps, graphics and other illustra...
Published: 12 May 2008
Political maps
Assorted political maps presenting regions covered in projects by UNEP/GRID-Arendal. The presentation of material on these maps does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP or the UN concerning the legal status of any c...
Published: 11 Feb 2008
Satellite and aerial image based maps and graphics
Graphics that are based on high and low resolution from satellite imagery, taken from aerial surveys or photography from an elevated vantage points. These set of graphics have been prepared in other collections and publications by UNEP/GRID-Arendal a...
Published: 08 Feb 2008
Caucasus ecoregion - environment and human development issues
This collection of maps is prepared to support and enhance the transboundary and sub-regional cooperation in the mountain eco-region of the Caucasus in the field of conservation, management and sustainable development. The maps present a number of co...
Published: 29 Jan 2008
Planet in Peril: An Atlas of Current Threats to People and the Environment
This Atlas illustrates through texts and beautifully rendered maps, graphics and diagrams a holistic and well-researched analysis of today’s global issues and their impact on human population and the environment.
Published: 07 Jan 2008
IAASTD - International assessment of agricultural science and technology for development
The International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) coincides with the widespread realization that despite significant scientific and technological achievements in our ability to increase agricultural producti...
Published: 03 Jan 2008
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Since the inception of global assessments on ozone depletion and climate change, the global policy process has been better informed, and decision-makers are able to take more effective and timely decisions. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment followe...
Published: 30 Nov 2007
Balkan Vital Graphics
Environmental protection is one of the areas where the Balkan countries still face a big challenge to catch up with their western neighbours. After the 1990s conflicts and the breakup of Yugoslavia, six new Balkan states emerged. Apart from integrati...
Published: 30 Nov 2007
In Dead Water - Climate Change, Pollution, Over-harvest, and Invasive Species in the World's Fishing Grounds
UNEP rapid response assessment on the state of the world's seas. In this report, the locations of the most productive fishing grounds in the World – from shallow, coastal waters to the deep and high seas- are compared to projected scenarios of climat...
Published: 29 Nov 2007
Vital Caspian Graphics
In recent years the Caspian Sea has been the focus of increased global attention. The world-wide decline in oil and gas reserves and the corresponding rise in the price of hydrocarbon derivatives have heightened interest in an area where there is sti...
Published: 29 Nov 2007
Vital Ozone Graphics
Vital ozone Graphics is a compilation of illustrations and case studies intended to describe the issues dealing with the depletion and condition of the Ozone layer encasing earth. the ozone layer filters out dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation from ...
Published: 29 Nov 2007
Environment and Security: Transforming risks into cooperation - the case of Eastern Europe
This collection highlights the importance of recognising the region’s geopolitical positioning between the EU and the Russian Federation, improving energy security without jeopardising the environment, cleaning up obsolete military infrastructure and...
Published: 29 Nov 2007
Environment and Poverty Times #1: WSSD issue
The Environment & Poverty Times aims to explain the complex links between poverty and the environment. It shows, through short texts, maps and other illustrations, some of the manifestations of poverty and environmental conditions. It explains how en...
Published: 29 Nov 2007
EEA reports
Graphics prepared by UNEP/GRID-Arendal for European Environment Agency (EEA) reports in 2007, primarily for the UNECE Sixth Ministerial Conference 'Environment for Europe' in October 2007.
Published: 20 Jul 2007
Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
Global outlook for ice & snow provides an up-to-date, concise review of the state of the environment and the trends in ice and snow-covered regions (cryosphere) of the world. It features case studies, illustrations, graphics and maps and serves as an...
Published: 18 Apr 2007
Environment and Poverty Times #2: GMEF 2000 issue
This edition of the Poverty and Environment Times was prepared for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. The issues is focusing on the complex, and often misunderstood links between the environment and povert...
Published: 13 Feb 2007
Last Stand of the Orangutan, Rapid Response Assessment
Assessment of the current status of Orangutan (Borneo and Sumatra) with a special focus on the national park system in Indonesia. The protected areas in Indonesia are underfunded, and the current park staff are not equipped to tackle the rampant ille...
Published: 22 Jan 2007
Nordområdena (Norwegian Arctic)
A collection of graphics prepared for the Norwegian Mapping Authorities and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on issues related to sustainable development and resource extractions in the Barents Sea. This set has been further edited to confi...
Published: 18 Dec 2006
Vital Waste Graphics 2
The second edition of Vital Waste Graphics looks at the lifecycle of products and provides a wealth of data, text and graphics that shed a light on types of waste that are usually hidden to the consumers. Vital Waste Graphics II was produced by UNEP...
Published: 15 Dec 2006
Arctic conservation collection
A collection of graphics, prepared together with the WWF Arctic programme and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) programme of the Arctic Council. Graphics cover the state and threats to conservation and biodiversity in the circum-polar...
Published: 06 Dec 2006
Norway cabins
Published: 28 Nov 2006
Pro-poor growth and natural resources – the economics and politics
One of the keys to sustainable development and the eradication of poverty is the management of our shared natural resources. This collection of graphics were prepared for a publiction for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OE...
Published: 02 Nov 2006
African environment collection
Assorted graphics, on issues related to environment and livelihoods in Africa
Published: 02 Nov 2006
Assorted illustrations for the Arctic Council
Maps and graphics prepared primarily for assessments and reports for working groups such as Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and Arctic Monitoring and Assement Programme (AMAP).
Published: 16 Sep 2006
Nordområdena (Norwegian Arctic) - UD version
A collection of maps on Norwegian issues in the Barents Sea region, in particular in relation to oil and gas issues. This set is not for publishing, it uses UD's color scheme.
Published: 18 Aug 2006
Indigenous knowledge about disasters in the Russian north
Maps for a project on collecting local stories and surveys related to natural disasters among the Russian Arctic indigenous peoples (throught the RAIPON organization).
Published: 12 Jul 2006
World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poor
The principles presented in the World Resources 2008 repor offers a way to screen development initiatives to ensure they best serve the poor by including investments in long-term conservation of the planet's natural wealth. Using community based natu...
Published: 11 Jul 2006
Global Environment Outlook 4 (GEO-4)
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) flagship assessment process and report series. The fourth report in the series, GEO-4, provides an overview of the global and regional environmental, social and economic stat...
Published: 28 Mar 2006
Vital Arctic Graphics (2004 edition)
Vital Arctic Graphics is a compilation of illustrations and case studies intended to describe the Arctic, the livelihoods of Arctic indigenous peoples and the future well-being of this region. It summarizes some of the key threats to the future susta...
Published: 21 Mar 2006
Polar Times #3
The Polar Environment Times No 3 was launched at the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland. This issue features articles from several of the ministers that went to Svalbard in August, views on Antarctica and a story on NATO bomb...
Published: 17 Mar 2006
Environment and Security: Central Asia - Ferghana/Osh/Khujand Area
This is part of an in-depth assessment report of the environmental and security situation in the Ferghana valley that was released on the occasion of the conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 27 May 2005. The report is part of a one-year process carried ...
Published: 16 Mar 2006
Water stress in Europe
10 figures for the report "Water stress in Europe, can the challenge be met?" published in 1997. Water resources, pesticides pollution, life expectancy...
Published: 14 Mar 2006
Worldwatch collection
Maps and graphics on renewable energy and grain production in the world
Published: 14 Mar 2006
COP 7 Emission graphics
This set of graphics has been produced by GRID-Arendal in co-operation with the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP-7) to the Convention, held in Marrakesh, Moro...
Published: 12 Mar 2006
Baltic 21
Graphics from the year 2000 Baltic 21 biannual indicator-based status report on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic 21 Series No 1/2000 )
Published: 10 Mar 2006
GIWA Black Sea graphics
Illustration in a set of graphics prepared for a pilot assessment report on the Black Sea drainage basin, for the UNEP Global Impact on Waters Assessment (GIWA). All data and information were prepared in close collaboration with the GIWA Black Sea te...
Published: 10 Mar 2006
Biodiversity in Central and Eastern Europe
A sample with national biodiversity status information from 22 Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Newly Independent States (NIS) countries.
Published: 10 Mar 2006
Environment and Security: Southern Caucausus
Peacefully resolving the overriding political, economic and social concerns of our time requires a multifaceted approach, including mechanisms to address the links between the natural environment and human security. UNDP, UNEP, OSCE and NATO have joi...
Published: 09 Mar 2006
Global Deserts Outlook
Global Deserts Outlook examines the historical context, location and extent of the world’s deserts, as well as the fragile ecologies and unique biota of deserts. The report also aims to highlight the importance of desert ecosystem services, such as c...
Published: 06 Mar 2006
Basel Convention Graphics (1999 version)
Graphics prepared for the Basel Convention on Hazardous Waste, trade in waste, recycling and related topics. More recent information is to be found in <a href="http://www.grida.no/graphicslib/collection/vital-waste-graphics">"Vital Waste Graphics"</a...
Published: 06 Mar 2006
Central Asia: Environment and development graphics
This collection focuses on the Aral Sea region and was published as a calendar. It demonstrates the bleak outlook of the region based on several key categories including: food production, nutrition, Land use, economy, development, health, poverty, en...
Published: 14 Feb 2006
CAFF and CPAN Archive
Maps prepared for a report - Circumpolar Protected Areas Network (CPAN) Strategy and Action Plan - on protected areas in the Arctic, for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group and the Circumpolar Protected Areas Network (CPAN...
Published: 13 Feb 2006
Towards an environmentally sustainable Nordic Region
Maps and graphics for a presentation for a Nordic Council thematical conference in Gothenburg 1998.
Published: 13 Feb 2006
African Environment Outlook 2
The report underscores the concept of sustainable livelihoods, and the importance of the environmental initiatives in supporting them. It places in essence the human being at the center of sustainable development. The structure and design of the repo...
Published: 13 Feb 2006
GEO Yearbook
The GEO Year Book is an annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environment experts. As a compliment to the Global Environment Outlook assessment series, this rep...
Published: 13 Feb 2006
State of the Environment Norway 98
1998 edition of the Norway state of the environment report. Please note that this publication has since been replaced by http://www.environment.no/
Published: 12 Feb 2006
COP 5 Emission graphics
This set of graphics was produced for the 5th Conference of the Parties (COP-5) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany 25th October to 6th November 1999. They were created in co-operation with IPCC, UNFCCC, an...
Published: 12 Feb 2006
ENRIN Archive
Assorted maps and graphics prepared in UNEP/GRID-Arendal projects.
Published: 11 Feb 2006
Environment and Poverty Times #3: Disaster issue
This edition of the Environment Times illustrates the problems and challenges before us, showing many practical examples on how useful preventive action can be taken. It lays out why we must think “environment” at every stage of disaster management, ...
Published: 01 Feb 2006
GLOBIO assorted maps
Assorted maps that has been produced within the GLOBIO project from 2001 and on. Most of these maps have been prepared using the GEO-3 analyses and with regional and re-projected views.
Published: 26 Jan 2006
GLOBIO GEO-3
Regional human impact/wilderness models and scenarios for the UNEP publication Global Environment Outlook 3 (2002) on the current and future state of biodiversity, wilderness and human impact.
Published: 26 Jan 2006
Reference maps
Locational maps, greatly simplified to just communicate the locations of points of interest, such as cities or regions.
Published: 07 Oct 2005
Baltic GIS
The Baltic Sea Region GIS, Maps and Statistical Database is a result of the Baltic Drainage Basin Project (BDBP), a multi-disciplinary research project under the EU 1991-1994 Environment Research Programme. It was developed as joint effort between th...
Published: 04 Oct 2005
Global Environment Outlook 3 (GEO-3)
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series are the flagship publications of the world's leading environmental organization. They present comprehensive and authoritative reviews and analyses of worldwide environmental conditions and trends and the po...
Published: 04 Oct 2005
Topographic maps
A collection of topographic maps (base maps) for overview of countries and regions, with relevant infrastructure, such as major cities and roads, providing a mini-atlas. Please note that some of these maps may not be up to date.
Published: 04 Oct 2005
Barentswatch Atlas
This set of maps and graphics shows physical geography, population and urban areas, forests and protected areas, fauna (wildlife) distribution and threats to the environment in the Barents Sea region (north of the Russian Federation and northern Scan...
Published: 04 Oct 2005
Poverty-biodiversity mapping applications
Discussion paper for the session "Decision-support systems - Their value in addressing health-poverty-conservation links" at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, November 17-25 2004, Bangkok, Thailand. This report was been written by Mathilde Snel ...
Published: 04 Oct 2005
Mapping indicators of poverty in West Africa
A pilot study to examine the relationship between the location of rural poor population and land use potential in West Africa, based on 'best available data', using Geographic Information Systems technology.
Published: 04 Oct 2005
General archive
UNEP/GRID-Arendal maps and graphics database
Published: 28 Sep 2005
Environment and Poverty Times #4: MDG issue
This edition focuses on the linkages between the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and our common environment. Regions of the world facing the most serious decline in the services provided by ecosystems are the same areas showing the slowest progr...
Published: 20 Sep 2005
Vital Climate Graphics
UNEP has been active in disseminating information for decision-making and promoting awareness of climate change. In cooperation with the Convention's secretariat, UNEP is taking action to promote the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention, whi...
Published: 17 May 2005
Vital Climate Graphics Latin America and the Caribbean
Vital Climate Graphics Latin America and the Caribbean is a collection of graphics that highlight greenhouse gas emission trends, observational evidence, and projected impacts of warming and adverse weather events in the region. Despite the relative...
Published: 17 May 2005
Vital Climate Graphics Africa
This set of 25 graphics focuses on the special challenges that Africa faces due to expected long term changes in climate. The graphics indicate that temperature rise in Africa corresponds to global temperature rise, and that adverse impacts including...
Published: 17 May 2005
Vital Arctic Graphics
Vital Arctic Graphics is a compilation of illustrations and case studies intended to describe the Arctic, the livelihoods of Arctic indigenous peoples and the future well-being of this region. It summarizes some of the key threats to the future susta...
Published: 17 May 2005
Vital Water Graphics
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been at the forefront of assessing and monitoring global water resources and presenting information on their use and management for 30 years. UNEP has compiled this report in order to provide an eas...
Published: 17 May 2005
Vital Waste Graphics
The publication “Vital Waste Graphics” was initiated by the Basel Convention Secretariat and produced in partnership with the Division of Environmental Conventions (DEC) of UNEP, Grid-Arendal and the Division of Early Warning Assessment-Europe of UNE...
Published: 17 May 2005
Vital Climate Change Graphics Update
Vital Climate Change Graphics was first published in 2000 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal ( Based on the ?ndings of the Second Assessment Report (SAR) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it pre...
Published: 17 May 2005