Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

Reports and Books
Integrated Report on Ocean Remote Sensing for the NOWPAP Region: Towards Assessment of the Marine and Coastal Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The ultimate goal of CEARAC activities is to 'establish cooperative marine environmental monitoring by remote sensing and to contribute to the conservation of the marine environment in the NOWPAP region'. This Integrated Report aims to document common understandings among NOWPAP members on these matters and to inform the international community of such progress in the Northwest Pacific
region.


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Reports and Books
Port Reception Facilities in the NOWPAP Region - 2nd Edition
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were designed to assist local organizations, local governments and NOWPAP member states by providing information on port collection facilities as submitted by member states or collected from the International Maritime Organization's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS). The first edition of this report was published in 2009 in PDF version, this second edition provides up-to-date information submitted by member states and collected from the IMO GISIS.


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Reports and Books
Marine Litter in the East Asian Seas Region - A Report by the COBSEA Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme

The objectives of the review were to establish the current state-of-play in the East Asian
Seas region, at both the regional and national levels, and to make recommendations and
proposals for change with regard to:
• Existing knowledge and data on the marine litter problem;
• Existing instruments, programmes and initiatives on marine litter; and
• Existing gaps and needs in relation to the prevention, control and management of
marine litter.


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The state of the environment in the South Pacific
A.L. Dahl and I.L. Baumgart

Dicusess the state of the environment in the South Pacific, development trends, and the contribution of environmental management to development


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Reports and Books
The Regional Overview and National Reports on the Marine Invasive Species in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication – an outcome of the project on Marine Invasive Species in the NOWPAP region 2009-1010 - consists of national reports by NOWPAP member states on Marine Invasive Species, as well as a regional overview on Marine Invasive Species in the entire NOWPAP region.


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Booklets and Brochures, Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Sustainable Lifestyles: Options & Opportunities in the Workplace
United Nations Environment Programme, One Earth

The set of actions presented can support employees and customers to enhance sustainability in their daily lives. The target audience is urban workplaces (and the organizations that work with them) that are developing sustainable lifestyle initiatives and campaigns. The list is meant to spark discussion, generate new ideas and be a “living document” that is modified with experience. The actions have been prioritized because they are more effective at reducing the ecological footprint.


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Reports and Books
Regional Programme of Action on Land-Based Activities Affecting Coastal and Marine Areas in the East Asian Seas – RCU Technical Reports Series No. 5
United Nations Environment Programme

This report highlights the characteristics of the East Asian Seas Region, current state of pollution from land-based sources, impacts of pollution, pollution control strategies of each participating country and the recommended Country Specific Programme of Action and Regional Programme of Action to control land-based sources of pollution.


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Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Module 1: The GEO Approach to Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA)
United Nations Environment Programme

Asia Pacific Version


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guideline for the Use of Dispersants
United Nations Environment Programme

This report aims to give an overview of the international use of dispersants, as a basis for the development of NOWPAP Guidelines on Oil Spill Dispersants that can be used during joint response operations within the framework of the NOWPAP Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan.


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Reports and Books
Action Plan for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Areas of the East Asian Region
United Nations Environment Programme

During the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 5-16 June 1972), the Action Plan for the Human Environment, including the General Principles for Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution was adopted. In the light of the results of the Stockholm Conference, the United Nations General Assembly decided to establish the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to "serve as a focal point for environmental action and coordination within the United Nation system" (General Assembly resolution (XXVII) of 15 December 1972).


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