Tagged on: Latin America and the Caribbean

Summaries
Perspectiva de la Gestión de Residuos en América Latina y el Caribe – Resumen para tomadores de decisiones
United Nations Environment Programme

El informe responde a la solicitud del Foro de Ministros de Medio Ambiente de América Latina y el Caribe, así como de la Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, de disponer de una guía para el diseño de posibles políticas y programas en el área de la gestión de residuos. El documento, que ha contado con el aporte de numerosos gobiernos y expertos de la región, analiza las tendencias actuales y propone un conjunto de acciones en torno a una eficiente gestión de residuos, que permita la transición hacia un modelo de economía circular.


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Reports and Books
Articulando la política social y ambiental para el desarrollo sostenible: opciones prácticas para América Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

El objetivo de este documento es ejemplificar casos de integración y complementariedad entre políticas públicas en materia de protección social y sostenibilidad ambiental.


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Factsheets
Sargassum influx in the Wider Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

Brown algae of Sargassum genus form dense populations constituting free floating rafts on the ocean surface. These sargassum rafts have been observed for a long time in the northern Caribbean Basin and the Atlantic ocean, and their presence has notably given its name to the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic Ocean.


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Factsheets, GEO
Urbanization and Economic Growth in Latin America and Caribbean Damaging Air and Water Quality
United Nations Environment Programme

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is a biologically rich region with complex political, social and natural contrasts. However, economies share a heavy reliance on primary products and natural resources, which account for approximately 50 per cent of all good exports. Urban areas continue to grow along with populations, coupled with growing consumption by middle classes. This has led to a situation in which air quality in cities has declined, emissions are growing, and water and other natural resources are under pressure. The future of the region’s economies depends heavily on the region’s natural capital, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and decoupling economic growth from resource consumption. The GEO-6 report looks at the state of play in five key areas, highlights drivers of environmental impacts and looking at ways to address them.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Change through Capacity Building: Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - Capacity building related to multilateral environmental agreements(MEAs) in African, Caribbean and Pacific(ACP) countries
United Nations Environment Programme

To address the challenges faced by developing countries in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), UN Environment joined forces with the European Commission and the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and initiated a four year project in 2009 to assist 79 countries to enhance their capacities in implementing certain MEAs at the national and regional level. It is hoped that this publication not only illustrates some of the success stories and lessons learnt during the first phase but can also serve as a critical resource for policy makers, development practitioners and those involved in capacity building in the environmental field.


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Reports and Books
Report on the CEPPOL Seminar on Monitoring And Control of Sanitary Quality of Bathing And Shellfish-growing Marine Waters in The Wider Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica, 8-12 April 1991 - CEP Technical Report 09
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

This document provides the detailed agenda items and summary of the CEPPOL Seminar. It notes the IOC/UNEP Regional Workshop which established the joint IOC/UNEP CEPPOL Programme as a regionally co-ordinated comprehensive programme for the assessment and control of marine pollution in the Wider Caribbean.


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Other
Solicitud de adhesion a la Red de Químicos y Residuos LAC
United Nations Environment Programme

Membership request form to the LAC Chemicals & Waste Network


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

The sector specific supplement for agri-food 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 agri-food value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the agri-food sector.


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Factsheets
Pelagic Sargasssum Influx in the Wider Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

Massive quantities of pelagic sargassum occurred throughout the Caribbean in 2011, impacting aquatic resources, fisheries, shorelines, waterways, and tourism. Similar events have occurred since then, with a particularly heavy influx of sargassum observed during 2015. This Fact Sheet seeks to share the state of knowledge about the sargassum influx and to promote the adoption of best management practices.


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Institutional Financing Mechanism and Opportunities at Global Regional and National Levels – WCR Initiatives
United Nations Environment Programme

Power Point Presentation about the Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater supporting perception of wastewater as a potential resource


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