Publications

Environment & Poverty Times No. 6
The theme of the 6th issue of Environment and Poverty Times is resource efficiency as a catalyst for a greening of the world economy and its subsequent contribution to poverty alleviation efforts. It points to a few examples of shifts in thinking about economics that may lead to a more sustainable future. It presents practical examples of resource efficiency that contribute to a greening of ...
The Uganda Atlas - Evidence of Uganda’s changing environment
The Uganda Atlas of Our Changing Environment, prepared by the National Environmental Management Authority of Uganda, provides extensive scientific evidence of Uganda’s changing environment. Modelled after Africa: Atlas of our Changing Environment previously published by UNEP, the Uganda Atlas seeks to safeguard the country’s environment and inspire decision makers to action.
Vital Forest Graphics
A publication of theUN Environment Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN Forum on Forests that serves as an advocacy tool to promote conservation and sustainable management of the world’s forests through a better understanding of the values they provide in support of global ecological stability, economic development and human well-being.
Best Practices in Environmental Information Management in Africa: The Uganda Case Study
Environmental management in Uganda was first accorded the attention it deserves with the creation of the Ministry of Environment Protection in 1986.Following this, Uganda realized the need to put in place systems and structures to ensure the management of environmental information.
Environment and Security: Transforming risks into cooperation
The case of the Eastern Caspian Region This report examines the role and impact of environmental factors in securing human safety and sustained development of the eastern Caspian Sea region, including the parts of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan opening onto the Caspian Sea.
Vital Water Graphics - 2nd Edition (2008)
An Overview of the State of the World’s Fresh and Marine Waters The report presents an overview, through a set of graphics, maps and other illustrations, of the current state of the world’s fresh, coastal and marine waters. It illustrates the causes and effects of trends that threaten our water resources, with examples of areas of major concern and future scenarios for the use and manageme ...
Environment & Poverty Times No. 5
The paper features a collection of short articles, maps, graphics and other illustrations that focuses on the complex links between environment and poverty reduction. It describes how natural resources can contribute to economic growth that also benefits the poor.
Vital Caspian Graphics - Challenges Beyond Caviar
We often associate the Caspian Sea with caviar that is legally or illegally finding its way to our tables, but overlook the footprints left by a number of industries installed on shores of the Caspian that are serving the world wealthiest market demands.
Vital Ozone Graphics
"Vital Ozone Graphics – resource kit for journalists" is a joint publication of UNEP DTIE OzonAction and GRID-Arendal. It features 30+ new graphics explaining physical, technical, economic and political aspects of the disconcerting process of ozone destruction in the atmosphere and the human action that has been taken to stop the process.
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.