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The natural wealth of nations. Harnessing the market for the environment .(DHL call #: 577.4 R775) Growing pains. Environmental management in developing countries (DHL call #: 577.4 (04) G883) All of us. Births and a better life: population development and environment in a globalized world. (DHL call #: UNX.312 (04) A416)
International environmental issues and the OECD 1950-2000  (DHL call #: 577.4 L848) Greener public purchasing. Issues and practical solutions(DHL call #: 577.4 G813) Foreign direct investment and the environment. (DHL call #: 577.4 (063) C743)
Innovation and the environment. Substainable development (DHL call #: 577.4 (063) I58) Environment in the European Union at the turn of the century. (DHL call #: 577.4 (4) 04 E61) State of the environment in Southern Africa (DHL call #: 577.4 (680) S797)
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World Environment Day

5 June 2003


World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. 

The theme selected for 2003 is Water - Two Billion People are Dying for It! The theme calls on each of us to help safeguard the most precious source of life on our planet, water. This theme has been chosen to support the United Nations International Year of Freshwater, 2003 and World Water Day (22 March).

The agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. WED provides an excellent opportunity to translate that connection into action.

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United Nations Environment Programme


Additional resources:

The additional resources links on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not necessarily represent an endorsement by the United Nations.

Earth Day Network

Environment Institute (Europe)

ELI: The Environmental Law Institute

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)

International Society for Environmental Protection (ISEP)

IUCN: The World Conservation Union

Natural Environment Research Council

The World Resources Institute


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