This is a United Nations Environment Programme publication, written and produced by GRID-Arendal at the request of the Environment Management Group
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The Environment Management Group (EMG) is a grouping of all UN agencies and Secretariats of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) as well as the Bretton Woods Institutions and the World Trade Organization working together to share information about their respective plans and activities in the fields of environment and human settlements. It was established in 2001 to enhance UN system-wide inter-agency coordination related to specific issues in the field of environment and human settlements. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosts the EMG Secretariat located in Geneva, Switzerland. www.unemg.org.
UNEP/GRID-Arendal is an official UNEP centre located in Southern Norway. GRID-Arendal’s mission is to provide environmental information, communications and capacity building services for information management and assessment. The centre’s core focus is to facilitate the free access and exchange of information to support decision making to secure a sustainable future. www.grida.no.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the world’s leading intergovernmental environmental organisation. The mission of UNEP is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. www.unep.org.