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Mining and Critical Ecosystems

Mapping the Risks

First-ever study to use computer-generated maps to identify environmentally or socially vulnerable areas to mining. It addresses the underlying questions that form the basis of the World Bank's controversial and on-going Extractive Industries Review....

A guide to securing protected areas in the face of global change

Options and guidelines

Distributed for comment at the 5th World Parks Congress, this guide seeks to help protected area managers, policy makers, and stakeholders learn to deal with the factors of global change that will have growing impacts on their areas in the coming decades.

World Resources 2002-2004

Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power

This edition focuses on the importance of good environmental governance by exploring how citizens, government managers, and business owners can foster better environmental decisions that meet the needs of people and ecosystems with equity and balance.

The Emerging Global Regime on Genetic Resources

Its Implications for Local Communities

Gives an overview of the emerging global regime on genetic resources, with a special emphasis on its implications for local and impoverished communities worldwide.

North America's Environment

A Thirty-Year State of the Environment and Policy Retrospective

Focusing on UNEP's North American region, comprised of Canada and the United States, report provides an integrated analysis of the state of resource assets and 30–year trends in nine major themes....

Changing Oil

Emerging environmental risks and shareholder value in the oil and gas industry

Evaluates how environmental issues might impact the future financial performance of leading companies in the oil and gas sector.

Tomorrow's Markets

Global trends and their implications for business

Identifies and outlines nineteen powerful trends that are reshaping global markets and changing the role and strategies of corporations. Presents leading indicators of world economic, environmental and social conditions to international business audiences.

Environment, Livelihoods and Local Institutions

Decentralization in Mainland Southeast Asia

Assesses the potential of decentralization reform to improve rural livelihoods and natural resource stewardship in this rapidly-changing region.

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