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Saving the ozone layer: every action counts
United Nations Environment Programme

This booklet and a video have been produced by UNEP IEs OzonAction Programme in its capacity as an information clearinghouse under the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. They are part of an information kit designed to assist developing countries to increase awareness on ozone layer depletion and protection.


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1996
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Cleaner production: a training resource package
United Nations Environment Programme

This package is a practical support material to teachers and trainers wishing to commence or enrich their curriculum with up to date approaches in environment management.


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1996
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The west Indian manatee in the Caribbean and North, South Atlantic
United Nations Environment Programme

The West Indian Manatee in the Caribbean & North, South Atlantic


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1996
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Ozonaction newsletter no. 20
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1996
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Management of industrial accident prevention and preparedness: a training resource pack
United Nations Environment Programme

A training resource pack on the management of industrial accident prevention and preparedness.


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1996
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The 25 largest un-fragmented wilderness Areas in the Arctic
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The main purpose of this project was to explore where the last remote wilderness areas, resorts for nature, man and biodiversity can be found in the Arctic, as well as the pressures they are subjected to and their main threats. Since the Arctic Environment Protection Strategy (AEPS), the awareness of large undisturbed areas in the Arctic has grown, as well as the realisation of the threats and the speed of fragmentation.


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1996
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Patterns of achievement: Africa and the Montreal Protocol
United Nations Environment Programme

This document summarises the progress of African countries to date in implementing their commitments under the Montreal Protocol, including meeting the freeze of CFC consumption, and reducing ODS consumption. The booklet focuses on compliance, national actions, cooperation, technology transfer and awareness raising.


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1996
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Sustainable financing for protected areas: a comparison of parastatal and state-funded conservation agencies in Africa and the Caribbean
James, Alexander N., Kanyamibwa, Sam, Green, Michael J. B.

An alternative to the dependence on governments for conservation funding is offered by parastatal protected area agencies. A parastatal protected area agency is a semi-autonomous organization that receives a yearly grant from government, but also has the right to raise and retain its own revenues. Parastatals often take advantage of their greater financial independence by diversifying their sources of revenue beyond the collection of park fees and the provision of visitor services. Other sources of funds tapped by parastatals include investment and trust fund Income, subscriptions and donations, and foreign assistance. Parastatal agencies typically pay no dividends or taxes, so surplus revenues from operations can be reallocated to conservation activities within the protected areas. Governmental control over parastatals is exercised through protected area legislation and by representation on a board of directors, which often Includes a broad range of stakeholders.


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1996
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Biodiversity indicators for integrated environmental assessments at the regional and global level: feasibility study on data availability of six biodiversity indicators
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

As a "Collaborating Centre for Integrated Environmental Reporting, Assessments and Forecasting" of UNEP, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM), is developing methodologies for integrated environmental assessments at the regional and global level. To describe and assess the impacts on biodiversity and the use of biological resources, RIVM has identified a preliminary core set of six biodiversity and use indicators. WCMC has been asked to assess the availability of data that might support these indicators. Interim results of this feasibility study were adapted and elaborated upon in a discussion paper "Biodiversity indicators for integrated environmental assessments at the regional and global level" of July 1995. The comments of several experts in various parts of the world will be used to further improve the core set of indicators. The intention is to publish the discussion paper in a technical report series of UNEP and to test and improve the indicators by means of pilot studies to take place in 1996 and 1997.


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1996