Tagged on: Latin America and the Caribbean

Project documents
El Enfoque de Género Aplicado a la Gestión Integral de Residuos en Perú: Lecciones Aprendidas y Herramientas Para un Desarrollo Sostenible e Inclusivo
United Nations Development Programme

El objetivo de este documento es extraer las lecciones aprendidas de la aplicación del enfoque de género y proponer algunas recomendaciones que puedan orientar y mejorar el trabajo de funcionarios de distintos Ministerios involucrados, asociaciones de reciclaje, representantes de instituciones públicas y privadas y otras personas u organizaciones comprometidas con el desarrollo sostenible en el Perú. La incorporación de este enfoque representa una iniciativa pionera en el país, en particular dentro de la municipalidad de Arequipa, en un contexto en el que el 85.8% son mujeres recicladoras en el sector formal, siendo el 50% recicladoras en calle.


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

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


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GEO, Manuals and Guides
GEO Health: Methodology for Integrated Environment and Health Assessment: A focus on Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme
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Action Plan for the Caribbean environment programme
United Nations Environment Programme

Action plan for the Caribbean, resolution, and programme priorities


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Factsheets
Understanding the spread of Sargassum in the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

Sargassum is brown algae which originate in the Sargasso Sea of the Western Atlantic Ocean. It grows up to several meters and can float in the open ocean.


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Red Intergubernamental de Químicos y Desechos para América Latina y el Caribe: Puntos Focales Nacionales
United Nations Environment Programme

Lista nacional de puntos focales de la Red Intergubernamental de Químicos y Desechos para América Latina y el Caribe


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Reports and Books
Environmental Quality Criteria for Coastal Zones in the Wider Caribbean Region - CEP Technical Report 14
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The present document was prepared with the co-operation of the participants attending the workshop on Environmental Quality Criteria and Effluent Guidelines convened in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 5-15 November 1990. The document consists of a compilation of the environmental quality criteria and primary and secondary standards currently in existence in countries of the region that sent in data pertinent to the coastal and marine zones of their respective interest. It includes a brief discussion of the advantages, feasibility, desirability and applicability of those standards.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Experiencias de integración de medio ambiente en procesos de reducción de pobreza en América Latina y el Caribe: Resultados y herramientas elaboradas por la Iniciativa de Pobreza y Medio Ambiente (PEI)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

La Iniciativa de Pobreza y Medio Ambiente (PEI) es un programa conjunto global del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (ONU Medio Ambiente). PEI apoya los esfuerzos de los propios países para integrar los vínculos entre la lucha contra la pobreza y la gestión sostenible del medio ambiente, en los instrumentos de política y en los procesos de planificación del desarrollo a nivel nacional y subnacional. Esta publicación recoge el trabajo y las herramientas desarrolladas por PEI en la región de América Latina y el Caribe en el periodo 2009 – 2018.


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Preliminary Report: Regional Workshop on the implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration and the application of the Bali Guidelines for thedevelopment of national legislation on access to information, public participation, and access to justice in environmental matters in Latin America
United Nations Environment Programme

The workshop was an opportunity for government representatives (executive and legislative branches), and Latin America and the Caribbean civil society organizations to know the Bali Guidelines and its recommendations for each one of the rights of access and the Declaration on the implementation of Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to analyzing the existing gaps and formulating proposals for its adequate implementation. All of the above generating a dialogue which, recognizing the different opinions and views, can contribute toward national decisions and/or regional consensus deemed relevant by the countries in order to advance on strengthening the rights of access.


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Booklets and Brochures
Overarching Principles and Best Practice Guidelines for Marine Mammal Watching in the Wider Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The people of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) depend greatly on coastal and marine resources for their economic, social and cultural well-being. One of the region’s major economic activities-tourismis dependent on these resources and, therefore, it is critical that it be developed and carried out in a responsible and sustainable manner. A growing, yet not fully realized component of tourism in the WCR is marine mammal watching.


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