Environmental Databases Online

Caribbean MPA

This database is part of the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Network and Forum activities and aims at providing detailed and standardized information of the protected areas located in the coastal area of the 34 countries and territories that are part of the Wider Caribbean or Tropical Northwestern Atlantic Coastal Biogeographic Province.  

Website: www.cep.unep.org/caribbeanmpa


INFOTERRA is the global environmental information exchange network of the United Nations Environment Programme. Through its network of national focal points INFOTERRA provides the necessary environmental information and information dissemination mechanisms for effective governmental decision-making.

UNEP Chemicals

UNEP Chemicals is the center for all chemicals-related activities of the United Nations Environment Programme. It assists governments in taking the needed global actions for the sound management of chemicals, promotes the exchange of information on chemicals, and helps to build the capacities of countries around the world to use chemicals safely. This office maintains the International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC).

UNEP State of the Environment Reports (SOER)

Formerly referred to as Global Resource Info Database/Global Environmental Monitoring System (GRID/GEMS)

UNEP regularly produces State of the Environment Reports for individual countries and regions. These SOERs provide crucial information on the current status of the environmental health of many different countries. UNEP/GRID Arendal maintains an excellent collection of SOER reports for Central/Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States.