Title: UNEP Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics

DTIE Subject Sitemap

DTIE Activities by Subject

Agriculture
Business
Chemicals
Cleaner Production
Consumption

Disaster Response
Economics
Energy
Finance

Industry Sectors
Ozone Protection
Pollution
Trade
Tourism
Transport
Urban
Waste
Water

DTIE Branches

DTIE Information

To view DTIE's websites by Branch, see Organizational Sitemap

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 Agriculture   -   DTIE's related activities:

Sustainable Agri-food Production and Consumption
Provides a network of key information sources on agri-food production and consumption, related environmental impacts and practices to prevent or respond to these impacts.

The Methyl Bromide Alternatives Discussion Forum & RUMBA Update Service
Methyl Bromide is an ozone depleting crop fumigant controlled under the Montreal Protocol. Our discussion forum enables members to exchange knowledge about issues related to the methyl bromide phase out. RUMBA is a monthly electronic news service of the OzonAction Programme that assists developing countries with reducing and eliminating their use of methyl bromide.

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 Business    -   DTIE's related activities:

Industry Outreach
DTIE's Industry Outreach activities seek to promote responsible entrepreneurship among various stakeholders - industry, business, governments, and NGOs. Focus areas include voluntary initiatives, environmental reporting, and technology transfer.

International Voluntary Initiatives
Voluntary Initiativesis a focus area of DTIE's Industry Outreach, promoting the use of voluntary initiatives as a policy tool to improve environmental performance and help achieve sustainability.

UNEP DTIE's Contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international, multi-stakeholder effort to create a common framework for voluntary reporting of the economic, environmental, and social impact of organisation-level activity.

UN's Global Compact
UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan's challenge to world business leaders to "embrace and enact" a set of 9 principles that cover topics in human rights, labour and environment in their individual corporate practices. DTIE contributes the environmental portion of this site, which is maintained by the United Nations Global Compact Network.

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 Chemicals    -   DTIE's related activities:

Chemicals Branch
The Chemicals Branch works towards making the world a safer place from toxic chemicals by helping governments take needed global actions for the sound management of chemicals, by promoting the exchange of information on chemicals, and by helping to build the capacities of countries around the world to use chemicals safely.

Persistant Organic Pollutants
POPs are chemicals that persist, bioaccumulate in plants and animals, are transported long distances in the environment, and are toxic to people. The Chemicals Branch work on POPs facilitates the negotiations of a legally binding international instrument on POPs and promotes the early reduction and elimination of releases of POPs into the environment through information exchange and capacity building programmes.

Prior Informed Consent (PICs)
The interim secretariat for the Rotterdam Convention, jointly with the FAO. The Rotterdam Convention, based on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure, prevents export of harmful pesticides and industrial chemicals, unless the importing country agrees to accept them. The PICs program promotes understanding and training in the Convention's implementation.

Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
A clearinghouse of systems developed by several national and regional government organisations to collect and disseminate data on environmental releases and transfers of toxic chemicals from industrial facilities.

GINC - Global Information Network on Chemicals
A world wide information network for safe use of chemicals. This network showcases useful information sources provided by both international organizations and national institutions collaborating for safe control of chemicals.

OzonAction
Supports the phase out of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in developing countries under the Montreal Protocol through its information clearinghouse and capacity-building services.

Mineral Resources Forum - Environment
Internet framework for international co-ordination on the theme of minerals, metals and sustainable development, promoting the exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise in the impact of mining, mineral processing and metals on the natural environment; the mitigation of environmental damage; and planning for mine closure and disposal of hazardous wastes.

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 Cleaner Production    -   DTIE's related activities:

Cleaner Production
Cleaner Production is the continuous application of an integrated preventive environmental strategy applied to processes, products, and services to increase overall efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment. DTIE's Cleaner Production activities promote strategies, policies and practices to prevent pollution from processes, products and services.

The International Declaration on Cleaner Production
A voluntary but public statement of commitment to the strategy and practice of cleaner production (CP).

Promoting Cleaner Production Investment
Promoting investment in sustainable businesses and CP in developing countries, this project aims at demonstrating financial institutions the financial and environmental benefits inherent in CP investments as well as helping entrepreneurs and CP experts develop creditworthy CP investment proposals.

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 Construction    -   DTIE's related activities:

The IETC - The International Environmental Technology Centre
One of the priority areas in the IETC Urban Activities Programme is sustainable building and construction whereby a platform and related work programme has been created to promote sustainable principles, methods, tools and technologies for buildings and infrastructure.

Sustainable Building and Construction Forum
UNEP has brought together key stakeholders in the building and construction arena to create a forum for information exchange on current initiatives and to form modalities of co-operation between partners that will bring the necessary synergies and actions to promote sustainable construction, in particular in the developing world.

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 Consumption    -   DTIE's related activities:

Sustainable Consumption
UNEP's Sustainable Consumption programme focuses on understanding the forces that drive consumption patterns around the world and how to translate those findings into tangible activities for business (including the advertising industry) and other stakeholders.

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 Disaster Response    -   DTIE's related activities:

APELL: Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies on a Local Level
APELL aims at improved accident prevention, community awareness and emergency preparedness.

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 Economics     -   DTIE's related activities:

Economics and Trade
A programme of research, consensus-building, assessment of trade-related policies and capacity-building on integrating trade, environment and development policies. Activities range from country projects to international meetings which enhance synergies between multilateral environmental agreements and the World Trade Organisation.

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 Energy    -   DTIE's related activities:

Energy
Addresses the environmental consequences of energy production and use, such as global climate change and local air pollution. UNEP Enegy is concerned with renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport, energy finance, and policy issues.

UNEP Offshore Oil and Gas Environment Forum
A multi-stakeholder initiative to create a medium to locate and disseminate environmental information concerning the sustainable development of the offshore oil and gas industry.

The IETC - The International Environmental Technology Centre
Environmentally sound technologies for the management of cities and freshwater resources.

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 Finance    -   DTIE's related activities:

Finance Initiatives
A programme of the economics and trade unit. The initiative's goal is to enhance the capacity of the financial services sector as a whole in integrating environmental and sustainability considerations into all their policies and business operations.

Promoting Cleaner Production Investment
Promote investment in sustainable businesses and CP in developing countries, this project aims at demonstrating financial institutions the financial and environmental benefits inherent in CP investments as well as helping entrepreneurs and CP experts develop creditworthy CP investment proposals.

Energy Finance
UNEP Energy runs a number of activities with the banking and insurance community. Efforts target financial decision makers with a focus on helping them become more aware of investment opportunities in the sustainable energy sector.

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 Industry Sectors    -   DTIE's related activities:

Industrial Estates

Mineral Resources Forum - Environment
Internet framework for international co-ordination on the theme of minerals, metals and sustainable development, promoting the exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise in the impact of mining, mineral processing and metals on the natural environment; the mitigation of environmental damage; and planning for mine closure and disposal of hazardous wastes.

UNEP Offshore Oil and Gas Environment Forum
A multi-stakeholder initiative to create a medium to locate and disseminate environmental information concerning the sustainable development of the offshore oil and gas industry.

Sustainable Agri-food Production and Consumption
Provides a network of key information sources on agri-food production and consumption, related environmental impacts and practices to prevent or respond to these impacts.

Tourism
Focusing on policies, tools, and best practices for environmentally-sound tourism.

Industry and Environment Review - a quarterly review
DTIE's quarterly publication that covers policy, technological and scientific developments related to business and the environment. Each issue of the review focuses on a particular theme in the field of sustainable industrial development.

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 Ozone Protection    -   DTIE's related activities:

OzonAction
OzonAction supports the phase out of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in developing countries under the Montreal Protocol through its information clearinghouse and capacity-building services.

The Methyl Bromide Alternatives Discussion Forum & RUMBA Update Service
Methyl Bromide is an ozone depleting crop fumigant controlled under the Montreal Protocol. Our discussion forum enables members to exchange knowledge about issues related to the methyl bromide phase out. RUMBA is a monthly electronic news service of the OzonAction Programme that assists developing countries with reducing and eliminating their use of methyl bromide.

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 Pollution    -   DTIE's related activities:

Cleaner Production
Cleaner Production is the continuous application of an integrated preventive environmental strategy applied to processes, products, and services to increase overall efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment. DTIE's Cleaner Production activities promote strategies, policies and practices to prevent pollution from processes, products and services.

The International Declaration on Cleaner Production
A voluntary but public statement of commitment to the strategy and practice of cleaner production (CP).

The IETC - The International Environment Technology Centre
Promotion and transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for the management of cities and freshwater resources to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Persistant Organic Pollutants
POPs are chemicals that persist, bioaccumulate in plants and animals, are transported long distances in the environment, and are toxic to people. The Chemicals Unit work on POPs facilitates the negotiations of a legally binding international instrument on POPs and promotes the early reduction and elimination of releases of POPs into the environment through information exchange and capacity building programmes.

Prior Informed Consent (PICs)
The interim secretariat for the Rotterdam Convention, jointly with the FAO. The Rotterdam Convention, based on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure, prevents export of harmful pesticides and industrial chemicals, unless the importing country agrees to accept them. The PICs program promotes understanding and training in the Convention's implementation.

Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
A clearinghouse of systems developed by several national and regional government organisations to collect and disseminate data on environmental releases and transfers of toxic chemicals from industrial facilities. The registers address the right of communities and workers to know about toxic chemicals

Energy
Addresses the environmental consequences of energy production and use, such as global climate change and local air pollution. UNEP Enegy is concerned with renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport, energy finance, and policy issues.

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 Tourism    -   DTIE's related activities:

Sustainable Tourism
Focusing on policies, tools, and best practices for environmentally-sound tourism.

The Tour Operators Initiative
A joint initiative between UNEP, UNESCO, WTO and tour operators. The initiative assists the members develop and implement environmental management and practices that minimise negative environmental and social impacts while optimising benefits.

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 Trade    -   DTIE's related activities:

Economics and Trade
A programme of research, consensus-building, assessment of trade-related policies and capacity-building on integrating trade, environment and development policies. Activities range from country projects to international meetings which enhance synergies between multilateral environmental agreements and the World Trade Organisation.

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 Transport    -   DTIE's related activities:

UNEP Transport
UNEP has released two studies on older vehicles and lead in gasoline, is developing a voluntary initiative with the automotive industry, and jointly with the UNEP Collaborating Center on Energy and Environment has adopted the World Bank Global Overlays to the transport sector.

The IETC - The International Environmental Technology Centre
Promotion and transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for the management of cities and freshwater resources to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

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 Urban    -   DTIE's related activities:

The IETC - The International Environmental Technology Centre
Promotion and transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for the management of cities and freshwater resources to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

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 Waste    -   DTIE's related activities:

The IETC - The International Environmental Technology Centre
Promotion and transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for the management of cities and freshwater resources to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

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 Water

The IETC - The International Environmental Technology Centre
Promotion and transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for the management of cities and freshwater resources to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

 DTIE Branches

Chemicals Branch
The Chemicals Branch works towards making the world a safer place from toxic chemicals by helping governments take needed global actions for the sound management of chemicals, by promoting the exchange of information on chemicals, and by helping to build the capacities of countries around the world to use chemicals safely.

The Economics and Trade Branch
Aims to enhance understanding of the relationships between environment, trade, finance and development, and encourage decision makers to integrate environmental considerations into macroeconomic and trade-related policies.

The Energy and OzonAction Branch
Supports the phase-out of ozone depleting substances in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, and promotes good management practices and use of energy, with a focus on atmospheric impacts.

The IETC - The International Environmental Technology Centre
Promotion and transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) for the management of cities and freshwater resources to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The Production and Consumption Branch
Fosters the development of cleaner and safer production and consumption patterns that lead to increased efficiency in the use of natural resources and reductions in pollution.

 DTIE Information

About DTIE
Further information on the Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics, including DTIE's mission and strategy, organizational structure, and the divisions role within the United Nations Environment Programme as a whole

Office of the Division Director
Coordinates UNEP DTIE activities and ensures liaison with headquarters and other UNEP divisions. Consists of the office of the director and the Industry Outreach activities.

Media Room
Showcases the division's publications, as well as speeches and presentations of the director and recent press releases.

Contact Us
Mailing addresses, phone and fax numbers, email addresses, and website addresses for each of the division branches. Also, a map and directions to the Paris office.

 

   
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