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-- Foreword

UNEP acknowledges the contributions made by the many individuals and institutions that have contributed to Global Environment Outlook 2000. A full list of names is included on page 380. Special thanks are extended to:

GEO-2000 collaborating centres

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD), Republic of Syria

Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Bangladesh

Central European University (CEU), Hungary

Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), Egypt

European Environment Agency (EEA), Denmark

Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA), Brazil

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada

Moscow State University (MSU), Russian Federation

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Netherlands

Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA), Côte d'Ivoire

Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Hungary

Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC), Zimbabwe

State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), China

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden, United Kingdom and United States

Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), India

Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), Thailand

University of Chile, Sustainable Development Programme, Chile

University of Costa Rica, Development Observatory, Costa Rica

World Resources Institute (WRI), United States

GEO-2000 associated centres

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya

Asociación Latinoamericana de Derecho Ambiental (ALDA), Mexico

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Colombia

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), Canada

Earth Council, Costa Rica

UNEP's Global Resource Information Database Centre in Arendal, Norway; Christchurch, New Zealand; Geneva, Switzerland; and Sioux Falls, United States

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Uganda

Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), Mauritius

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) of the International Council for Science (ICSU), France

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa

University of the West Indies, Centre for Environment and Development, Jamaica

World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), United Kingdom


The Government of the Netherlands (Ministry for Development Cooperation) provided funding to support the involvement of collaborating centres in developing countries.

 Global Environment Outlook 2000: the production team

GEO Coordinating Team
Marion Cheatle
Miriam Schomaker
Megumi Seki
Veerle Vandeweerd
Kaveh Zahedi

GEO Support Team
Berna Bayinder, Ulf Carlsson, Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Dan Claasen, Garth Edward, Arthur Dahl, Norberto Fernandez, David Henry, Bob Kakuyo, Danielle Mitchell, Surendra Shrestha, Ashbindu Singh, Anna Stabrawa and Ron Witt

Robin Clarke

Philippe Rekacewicz

Cover and page design
Paul Sands

Editorial assistants
Isabelle Fleuraud, Peter Saunders

Web editing and graphics
Brian Lucas, Petter Sevaldsen, Philippe Rekacewicz


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