Tagged on: Latin America and the Caribbean

Reports and Books
Harnessing Opportunity: Wastewater as a Managed Resource
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication showcases some of the innovative approaches being used and provides guidance on how communities can put their wastewater to purposeful reuse — asreclaimed water — for the benefit of all.


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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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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
Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in Africa, Caribbean, and the Pacific Countries (ACP MEAs)
United Nations Environment Programme
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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
Action Plan for the Caribbean Environment Programme: A Framework for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This Action Plan represents an expression of goals and a programme agenda, adopted by participating Governments, that is consistent with a growing worldwide concern for the conservation and development of marine and coastal resources. The geo-graphic focus of the Plan is the Wider Caribbean Region.


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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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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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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
Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean Region - A regional legal framework for biodiversity
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The SPAW Protocol stresses the importance of protecting habitats as an effective method of protecting the listed species. Protection is focused on fragile and vulnerable ecosystems as a whole, rather than on individual species.


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