UNEP is the United Nations’ environmental agency that helps set the global environmental agenda. In liaison with other UNEP Divisions, the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE) encourages decision makers in government, industry and business to use and protect natural resources more efficiently.
Of particular interest to Roteiros de Charme guests are:
UNEP Financial Initiatives
Over 260 banks and insurance companies work to protect the environment while maintaining the health and profitability of their businesses. Information is available at www.unep.ch/etu/fi/index.htm.
Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development
Developed with the – World Tourism Organization and UNESCO, it comprises inbound and outbound tour operators, representing over 30 million tourists/year. Members integrate environmental, social and economic principles in their business and address sustainability at destinations along with other tour operators. More information at www.tourinitiative.org .
An initiative of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service providers and suppliers, GeSI´s members promote technology that fosters sustainable development. More information at www.gesi.org.
The Global Compact
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Global Compact, open to businesses and NGOs, promotes nine basic principles in relation to human rights, labor standards and environmental protection. See the UN website at www.unglobalcompact.org.
The GEO report series
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report series reflects the best information and perspectives available on the global environment. See www.unep.org/geo/geo3.
UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
Divison of Technology Industry and Economics
Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 quai André Citroën, 75739 Paris
Cedex 15, France, Tel +126.96.36.199.14.50 Fax +188.8.131.52.14.74