Reports and Books
Accessing the Canopy : Assessment of Biological Diversity and Microclimate of the Tropical Forest Canopy: Phase I
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP's project Assessment of Biological Diversity and Microclimate of the Tropical Forest Canopy is a new venture to examine forest canopies by means of a tower crane. Accessing the Canopy is the first major report of the project's findings and it goes a long way towards showing us that the protection of the world's biodiversity can only really be accomplished if we continue to explore, assess and preserve it.


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1995
Manuals and Guides
Guidance on chemicals legislation: an overview
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides guidance on chemicals legislation and management.


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1995
Manuals and Guides
Guidance document on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes destined for recovery operations
United Nations Environment Programme

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements on Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal


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1995
Reports and Books
Global climate change and coral reef: implications for people and reefs
Clive, R. W., Robert W. B.

The major theme of this report is an assessment of the potential and expected effects of global climate change on coral reef ecosystems and the peoples associated with them. This was the task of the UNEP-IOC-ASPEI-IUCN Global Task Team on the Implications of Climate Change on Coral Reefs, which was formed and supported by a cooperative effort of the participating agencies.


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1995
Reports and Books
Regional seas reports and studies no. 164: environmental economics for integrated coastal area management
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 164. Environmental Economics for Integrated Coastal Area Management.


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1995
Reports and Books
World watch list for domestic animal diversity, 2nd edition
United Nations Environment Programme

World Watch List for Domestic Animal Diversity - 2nd edition.


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1995
Reports and Books
Global solar UV index: a practical guide
World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Environment Programme, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)

The Global Solar UV Index (UVI) described in this document was developed in an international effort by WHO in collaboration with WMO, UNEP and ICNIRP||and is a simple measure of the UV radiation level at the Earth's surface.


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1995
Reports and Books
Checklist of mammals listed in the CITES appendices
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The purpose of this work is to provide a list of the species and subspecies included in Appendices I, II and III to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This document incorporates additions and amendments to the CITES appendices up to and including those made at the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Florida in November 1994 (effective from 16 February 1995). For each taxon, the scientific name is given first, with the currently most frequently used synonyms in brackets. Common names in the three working languages of CITES appear on the following lines, below which the geographical range is indicated. The numbers appearing in square brackets refer to entries in the reference list, at the back of this document.


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1995
Reports and Books
Climate Change 1995 - A Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

This report presents a comprehensive assessment of current scientific understanding of human influences on past, present and future climate. This report forms the standard scientific reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including policymakers in governments and industry, researchers and senior-level students. This report analysis various anthropogenic aerosols that tend to produce negative radiation forces and also giving an analysis of climate change over the past century. This report makes a critique of the evidence at hand and gives a comprehensive summary of its findings, uncertainties and future actions/ research that would reduce limitations on future projection and detection of climate change.


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1995
Reports and Books
Checklist of fish and invertebrates listed in the CITES appendices
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The purpose of this publication is to provide a taxonomic list of fish and invertebrates included in Appendices I, 11 and III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) together with their conservation status category in the 1994 lUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. Few invertebrates and a small proportion of fishes have received a status assessment||consequently the Red List contains only a small sample of the species from these groups that may in fact be threatened. This document incorporates additions and amendments to the CITES appendices up to and including those made at the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Florida in November 1994 (effective from 16 February 1995).


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1995