UNEP acknowledges the contributions made by the many individuals and institutions to the preparation and publication of Global Environment Outlook 3. A full list of names is included at the end. Special thanks are extended to:

GEO-3 Collaborating Centres

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD), Syria
Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Association pour le Developpement de l'Information Environnementale (ADIE), Gabon
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Bangladesh
Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (IBAMA), Brazil
Central European University (CEU), Hungary
Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE), Egypt
Commission for Environmental Cooperation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (CEC of NAAEC), Canada
Earth Council, Costa Rica
European Environment Agency (EEA), Denmark
GRID-Christchurch/Gateway Antarctica, New Zealand
Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), Mauritius
International Centre for Integrative Studies (ICIS), The Netherlands
International Global Change Institute (IGCI), New Zealand
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Island Resources Foundation, US Virgin Islands
Moscow State University (MSU), Russia
Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa (IMERCSA) of the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC), Zimbabwe
National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Uganda
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands
Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA), Côte d'Ivoire
Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Hungary
RING Alliance of Policy Research Organizations, United Kingdom
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), France
Scientific Information Centre (SIC), Turkmenistan
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), Samoa
State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), China
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden and United States
Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), India
Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), Thailand
University of Chile, Centre for Public Policy Analysis (CAPP), Chile
University of Costa Rica, Development Observatory (OdD), Costa Rica
University of West Indies, Centre for Environment and Development (UWICED), Jamaica
World Conservation Union (IUCN), Switzerland
World Resources Institute (WRI), United States


The United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) provided funding to support capacity building and involvement of Collaborating Centres in developing countries and development of the GEO Data Portal.

Global Environment Outlook 3: the production team

GEO Nairobi Coordinating Team
Marion Cheatle, Munyaradzi Chenje, Volodymyr Demkine, Norberto Fernandez, Tessa Goverse, Anna Stabrawa

GEO Regional Coordinating Team
Habib El-Habr, Bob Kakuyo, Lars Kullerud, Choudhury Rudra, Charan Mohanty, Surendra Shrestha, Ashbindu Singh, Ron Witt, Kaveh Zahedi

GEO Support Team
Susanne Bech, Jeremy Casterson, Dan Claasen, Julia Crause, Arthur Dahl, Harsha Dave, Rob de Jong, Salif Diop, Sheila Edwards, Tim Foresman, Sherry Heilemann, Shova Khatry, Dave MacDevette, Timo Maukonen, Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida, Adrian Newton, Nick Nuttall, Bryan Ochieng, Everlyn Ochola, Samantha Payne, Mark Schreiner, Tilly Shames, Josephine Wambua, Mick Wilson and Jinhua Zhang

Jaap van Woerden, Stefan Schwarzer

Robin Clarke, Robert Lamb, Dilys Roe Ward


Cover and page design
Paul Sands

Web editing and graphics
Robert Barnes, Lawrence Hislop, Nina Holck-Steen, Eivind Holt, Brian Lucas, Ragnhild Nesbakken, Kjetil Størset, Duane Taylor, Andreas Tørå, Glenn Tørå