Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

Booklets and Brochures
Best Practices of Marine Litter Management in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Shipping Sectors in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This brochure highlights some of the best measures and methods of marine litter management in fisheries, aquaculture and shipping sectors in the NOWPAP region, with the hope that sharing of this information will help to reduce the amount of marine litter, and strengthen actions taken against it.


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Reports and Books
Application of the NOWPAP Common Procedure for Eutrophication Assessment in Selected Sea Areas in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a basis for discussions that will lead to the development of a unified approach to eutrophication assessment that can be used to determine the eutrophication status of the entire NOWPAP sea area and contribute to the improvement of water quality in coastal and open sea areas in the region.


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Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Module 7: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning For Increased Impact and Improvement of the IEA Process
United Nations Environment Programme

Asia and the Pacific Version


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Reports and Books
Regional Overview: Case Studies of River and Direct Inputs of Contaminants with Focus on the Anthropogenic and Natural Changes in the Selected Areas of the NOWPAP Region - POMRAC Technical Report No. 10
United Nations Environment Programme

The goal of this report is to look at the environmental status and trends within some typical and/or important coastal localities of NOWPAP countries, and to correlate this information with the changes of river and direct inputs of contaminants to the sea from the adjacent watersheds.


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Reports and Books
Global Environment Outlook for Youth, Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme

The future always belongs to the next generation. Without their engagement and leadership,
that future cannot be sustainable. Fortunately, young people today are more passionate and
involved in environmental issues than any who have come before them. Not only are they
themselves taking action, they are mobilizing their families, communities and society at large
to tackle the great environmental challenges of our time. Initiative evolves into leadership. This
is why youth empowerment is not just a slogan but a core tenet of environmental solutions.

In Asia and the Pacific particularly, we are all too familiar with the issues. Rapid economic growth, urbanization and lifestyle changes have been a boon to living standards. Yet this
growth has been coupled with unwise use of natural resources and a tendency to over-consume. That means that environmental protection is not just the business of the environmentalists, but everybody. Young people understand this intuitively more than most, and that’s
why, across the region, we see them disproportionately driving change.

UN Environment has recognized many of those young people working to make a difference.
Through awards like the Young Champions of the Earth and the Asia Pacific Low-Carbon Lifestyle Challenges, UN Environment is helping raise the profile and prerogative of youth to effect
change. The stories of these winners reflect the creativity and lateral thinking that continue to
inspire and influence others across the generations.

Knowledge remains the prerequisite for solutions, however. That is the premise behind the
Global Environment Outlook for Youth, Asia-Pacific. This publication presents a clear and expansive picture of current environmental challenges for youth and young professionals with
non-environmental backgrounds. It is a jumping-off point for those who want to do more for
the planet but lack fluency in the environmental trends and challenges in Asia and the Pacific.
Whereas conventional scientific publications can be technical and esoteric, this report is designed to be more interesting and accessible to a wider, younger audience.

I hope that this publication gives young people the chance to engage with environmental topics in a substantive way, and help spread that knowledge. I also hope it encourages decision
makers throughout Asia and the Pacific to support and empower young people. Ultimately, it
is only with young people’s efforts that we will deliver on the 2030 Agenda.


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Reports and Books
Regional Overview on Legal Aspects Related to NOWPAP Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter
United Nations Environment Programme

This overview focuses on national environmental legislation, policies, programs and institutional arrangements related to dealing with marine litter in the NOWPAP region. It has been compiled using the latest data and information provided by NOWPAP member states, and will possibly be useful for people who are interested in taking a glimpse at the current situation (legal aspects) in the region.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Hazardous & Noxious Substances (HNS) Response Operation Guideline
United Nations Environment Programme

This regional guideline aims to give general recommendations and provide information needed for proper decision making when responding to accidents in the marine environment involving chemicals and dangerous goods. It shoud not, however, be taken as a substitute for the national guidelines and manuals on HNS spills response existing in NOWPAP member states. The guideline is based on existing regional (HELCOM, REMPEC and Bonn Agreement) and national (NOWPAP member states) manuals and recommendations. The contents of this guideline must be thoroughly reviewed beforehand and are primarily aimed for personnel who are familiar with the area.


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Reports and Books
Regional Report on HNS Preparedness and Response. MERRAC Technical Report No. 9
United Nations Environment Programme

Based on National Reports prepared by experts from NOWPAP member states, this Regional Report was compiled to provide NOWPAP countries with information and recommendations regarding future actions to be taken, in terms of increasing response capabilities for HNS incidents in the region.


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Reports and Books
Green Finance Opportunities in ASEAN
United Nations Environment Programme

This report lays out ways in which the ASEAN region can unlock this investment and protect its people, environment and economies. It provides an analysis of green investment opportunities in the region from 2016 to 2030, assesses the characteristics of those opportunities, and estimates current green finance flows. Based on a literature review and expert interviews, it also lays out some of the barriers to scaling up ASEAN green finance and how to address them.


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Reports and Books
State of the Marine Environment Report for the NOWPAP Region (SOMER 2)
United Nations Environment Programme

This report synthesizes information on environmental problems - status and trends - related to existing and changing natural and socio-economic conditions in the NOWPAP region.


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