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Natural Selection: Evolving Choices for Renewable Energy Technology and Policy
United Nations Environment Programme

The Natural Selection: Evolving Choices for Renewable Energy Technology and Policy is designed to help policy and decision makers to shift human economies to sustainable energy system.


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2000

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Reporting and transmission of information under the Basel Convention? for the year 1997
United Nations Environment Programme-SBC

Part I of the compilation document includes information under the headings, national definitions, limit or ban on import, limit or ban on export, notification of transboundary movement, disposals which did not proceed as intended, transboundary movement reduction measures, measures for implementation of the Basel Convention, effects on health and the environment, bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements, accidents occurring during the transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous wastes, disposal/recovery options available, technology development for the reduction and/or elimination of production of hazardous wastes and other wastes, sources of technical assistance and training, sources of technical and scientific know-how, sources of advice and expertise, sources of resources, sources of experts available for assistance in case of emergency, and other matters.


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Kyrgyzstan Environmental Performance Reviews: Second Review
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The review of Kyrgyzstan’s environmental performance highlighted the outstanding natural beauty of the country and the efforts and difficulties for environmental management to maintain it under difficult economic circumstances, which call for substantial changes in the economic structure and in production processes. It is hoped that Kyrgyz environmental management will find the methods for effective coordination with other national administrations in order to strengthen its contribution to a future sustainable development of the country.


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2000

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Economic Instruments in Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

The importance of economic instruments and other incentives in implementing MEAs is recognized in the text of a number of agreements, and in the discussions and decisions of their respective Conference of the Parties (COP) and other subsidiary bodies. This document looks at the role and importance of economic instruments in the context of three specific biodiversity-related MEAs the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention).


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An assessment of risk and threats to human health associated with the degradation of the environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The health and well being of human cannot be separated from the natural environment. The challenge lies in maintaining people's health while simultaneously improving the health of ecosystem.


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2000