Tagged on: Latin America and the Caribbean

Reports and Books
Common Guidelines and Criteria For Protected Areas in the Wider Caribbean Region: Indentification, Selection, Establishment And Management - CEP Technical Report 37
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The following guidelines are not intended to replace the extensive theoretical and methodological information and the national policies of each country that exist on the planning and management of protected areas. Rather, ISTAC is urging the Governments to consider these guidelines as basic tools to be applied according to the natural and socio-political characteristics of each country and in keeping the provisions of Article 7 of the Protocol.


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Development and environment in the Wider Caribbean Region: A Synthesis
United Nations Environment Programme

Overviews the importance of sustainable development and the environmental challenges faced by the Caribbean nations


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Booklets and Brochures
Final Act of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Adoption of the Annexes to the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Adoption of the Annexes to the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the Wider Caribbean Region was convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) in pursuance of Article 26 of this Protocol and the Resolution of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean Region (Kingston, 15-18 January 1990). The Conference met at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, on 10 and 11 June 1991 at the invitation of the Executive Director of UNEP.


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Reports and Books
Regional Overview of Environmental Problems and Priorities Affecting the Coastal and Marine Resources of the Wider Caribbean Region - CEP Technical Report 02
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The purpose of this regional overview is to highlight problems and issues of regional concern in order that they will be considered in the preparation of a long-term strategy for the development of the Caribbean Environment Programme. In addition, the overview has endeavoured to reflect a consensual view of the relationships between environmental and development issues that confront the States and territories of the Wider Caribbean region.


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Reports and Books
Action plan for the Caribbean environment programme - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 26
United Nations Environment Programme

The principal objectives of the Action Plan are to assist the Governments of the region in minimizing environmental problems in the Wider Caribbean through assessment of the state of the environment and development activities in environmental management. Furthermore, the Action Plan will establish a framework for activities requiring regional co-operation in order to strengthen the capacity of the States and Territories of the Wider Caribbean region for implementing sound environmental management practices and thus achieve the development of the region on a sustainable basis.


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Manuals and Guides
Eco-i Manual - Chemicals Supplement
United Nations Environment Programme

The sector specific supplement for chemicals value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the chemicals value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks give hands on examples and therefore can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the chemicals sector.


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Reports and Books
Accion en el Medio Ambiente: El Papel de las Naciones Unidas
United Nations Environment Programme

Este gula al Programa de medlano piazo para el medlo amblente a nivel de tode el sistema de las Naciones Unidas, 1990-1995 (SWMTEP), es ci resultado de la cooperaclôn entre el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medlo Amblente (PNUMA) y el Instituto Internacional para ci Medio Amblente y ci Desarrollo (lIED) - el primero, un secretariado de las Naciones Unidas, el segundo, un Instituto no gubernamental de Investlgaclon de poiIticas. Mientras que las personas aprenden más, y se preocupan más sobre las amenazas del medio ambiente en su vida y su existencia - ci calentamiento de la atmôsfera y la subida del nivel de los mares, la reducclón de la capa protectora de ozono, la destrucclôn de las selvas y otras tierras productivas - quieren saber, naturalmente, lo que está haclendo la organi-zación mundlal principal, ci sistema de la ONU, para hacer frente a estos peligros. Este folleto quiere explicar brevemente cómo ci sistema de ia ONU opera en lo que se reflere al medlo amblente, y quiere apreclar estas operaciones en su justo valor por lo que se reflere a la percepclón, en evoiución ráplda, de qué significa realmente "la acclôn en ci medio ambiente". También de-scribe ci funclonamlento del SWMTEP, pero las estrategias complejas bajo los capItulos máltiples del documento del SWMTEP II hacen imposibie una descrlpclón exhaustiva aqul. Esta publicación fue financiada por ci PNUMA, pero no refleja necesariamente las opiniones dci PNUMA


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Reports and Books, GEO, Summaries
GEO Health: City of São Paulo: Green and Healthy Environments Project – PAVS: Summary and Lessons Learned
United Nations Environment Programme, City Government of São Paulo, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)

This publication seeks to provide Green and Healthy Environments Project (PAVS) managers, regional agents, community leaders and policy formulators in the city of São Paulo with the results and recommendations of the application of this approach in the hope that they will provide valuable inputs for designing differentiated, efficient action strategies and continuous improvements to each area in which it is used.


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Factsheets
Marine Litter in the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme, Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
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Reports and Books
Regional Seas Programme in Latin America and Wider Caribbean - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 22 Rev. 2
United Nations Environment Programme

Since the Regional Seas Programme was initiated in 1974, action plans for the Mediterranean, Kuwait Action Plan Region, West and Central Africa, Wider Caribbean, East Asian Seas, South-East Pacific, South Pacific, and Red Sea and Gulf of Aden have been adopted, action plans in the East African and South Asian Seas regions are being developed, while the development of the action plan for the South-West Atlantic is under consideration (figure 1). UNEP was designated as the secretariat
(co-ordinator) for four of the adopted action plans and of the legal agreements associated with these action plans, and was entrusted with the management of related regional trust funds. In this document the status of development of the three regional action plans revelant to Latin America and the Wider Caribbean region will be summarized.


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