Tagged on: Latin America and the Caribbean

Factsheets, Summaries
Action plan for the Caribbean of Marine Mammals (MMAP) in the Wider Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, born out of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention), came into force in 2000 and is the only regional biodiversity legal agreement for the advancement of the conservation and protection of the marine environment in the Wider
Caribbean Region (WCR). All the species of the WCR listed in Annex II of the SPAW Protocol are considered to be threatened or endangered species and their capture, take or possession is prohibited, unless for traditional use to satisfy cultural and subsistence
needs. The SPAW Protocol calls for the development and implementation of conservation, recovery or management programmes, as well as guidelines and criteria for the management of protected species.


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2010
Reports and Books
Vital climate change graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010
Galindo, L.M., De Miguel, C., Ferrer, F.

Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean demonstrates both the urgent need to act and the significant benefits that could be gained by taking early action to adapt and reduce the regions vulnerability to climate change. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) through its Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division and GRID-Arendal hereby present Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean.


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2010
Reports and Books
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals with Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress and Challenges
United Nations

This summary sets out the main findings of a review of the countries’ progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals contained in the 2010 inter-agency regional report on the Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean. The main policy messages, analyses and conclusions included in the report, which was coordinated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, are the outcome of a joint effort by specialized agencies, programmes and funds of the United Nations operating in the region.


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2010
Reports and Books
Regional Indicators Revision 2011 - ILAC
United Nations Environment Programme

The present publication presents regional data drawn from the indicators used in the Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development (known by its Spanish acronym ILAC). This set of indicators covers, among other issues, those related to biodiversity, human development, human settlements, institutional arrangements, and consumption and production patterns. The indicators provide a tool to gauge the progress that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has made with regard to sustainable development, and supplies information on a number of environmental trends that demand more immediate attention.


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2010
GEO
GEO Latin America and the Caribbean Environment Outlook 2000
United Nations Environment Programme

An Environment Outlook for the Latin America and the Caribbean region.


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2010
Manuals and Guides
GEO Health: Methodology for Integrated Environment and Health Assessment: A Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

Methodology for Integrated Environment and Health Assessment.


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2009
Reports and Books
Hydropolitical vulnerability and resilience along international waters: Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

Water is a unique and vital resource. In Latin America and the Caribbean major rivers, lakes, and aquifers are shared by two or more countries. The region is characterized by the greatest availability of freshwater resources. However, the distribution of water to all nations is heterogeneous, which increases the risk of being used or adopted inequitably.


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2009
Reports and Books
Economics of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean - Summary
United Nations (UN) - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

This document presents an aggregate economic analysis of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean based on the national and subregional studies carried out on the topic in the region. It summarizes the results obtained and examines only certain topics in detail. The conclusions are still preliminary||they seek to enhance understanding of the economic dimension of climate change and contribute to the search for possible solutions.


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2009
Reports and Books
Hydropolitical vulnerability and resilience along international waters : Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

Water is a unique and vital resource, for which there is no substitute. In Latin America and the Caribbean, major rivers, lakes, and aquifers are shared by two or more countries. The region is characterized by the greatest availability of freshwater resources.


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2008
GEO
GEO for Youth of the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Youth Environment Network, Caribbean Conservation Association, Barbados

The GEO for Youth of the Caribbean report is part of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), an integrated environmental assessment process that began in 1995. Evaluations of the state of the environment at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels are regularly updated to provide guidance for decision-making on the development of policies, environmental protection measures, and resource allocation. The reports warn the international community about environmental deterioration and call for a reversal of negative trends.


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2008