Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 40
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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2001
Reports and Books
Training manual for custom offices: saving the ozone layer, phasing out ozone depleting substances in developing countries
Whiting, B., Koppen, H.

This manual provides practical guidance to National Ozone Units, implementing agencies and customs trainers on how to organize and conduct Train the Trainer and subsequent training to customs officers. It includes generic agendas, concept notes, evaluation questionnaires as well as all relevant training materials and overheads. It focuses on the identification of ODS and ODS-containing mixtures, products containing and equipment based on ODS as well as the different smuggling schemes. It should be used in conjunction with the complementary.


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2001
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2001: Asia's Globalization Challenge
Asian Development Bank

Notwithstanding the less hospitable external environment, the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2001 is cautiously optimistic that the prospects for the Asian and Pacific region remain moderate and will improve by 2002. However, there are significant challenges that the region has to address including taking appropriate policies maintain stable macroeconomy promote prudent financial policies adopt sound regulatory practices There are also significant downside risks in the near-term outlook if the global slowdown persists.


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2001
Reports and Books
Report on Integrating Management of Watersheds and Coastal Areas in Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean: The Barbados National Report
Leo Brewster ( MSc) Deputy Director Coastal Zone Management Unit Ministry of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Barbados, John B. Mwansa (PhD) Manager of Engineering (ag) Barbados Water Authority Barbados.

Barbados is signatory to a number of international plans of action or declarations such as the Plan Of Action for Small Island Developing States, Barbados, 1994, San Jose Declaration, Costa Rica, 1996, Plan of Action for Sustainable Development of the Americas, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 1996 and Agenda 21, UN Programme of Action from Rio, Brazil. The initiatives from these Plans all seek to promote the establishment, enhancement and implementation of integrated approaches to water resources and coastal area management. For the coastal areas, this has included the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities and the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). It is clear that efforts or strategies to protect the marine environment from land-based activities are directly related to watershed management strategies and the need to integrate these activities is quite evident. In Barbados a large body of legislation and policies exist for water resources and coastal area management. However, historically sector specific approaches were used to develop the relevant legislation and policies as well as the institutional frameworks. It is therefore necessary to make adjustments, develop or enhance the legislation and policies to make it consistent with the relevant international agreements to which Barbados is a signatory and to develop the enabling institutional frameworks and capacities that will help promote and ensure co-ordination and integration between the sectors. Due to the commonality of the problems across the region, a regional approach to adjusting the legislation, policy, institutional framework and capacity building is recommended.


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2001
Reports and Books
The 25 largest un-fragmented wilderness Areas in the Arctic
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC), WWF Arctic Programme

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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2001
Reports and Books
Reference manual for the integrated assessment of trade-related policies
United Nations Environment Programme

This Manual is designed to help policy makers and practitioners - in the developed world and in developing countries - to conduct integrated assessments of the economic, environmental and social impacts of trade policy and trade liberalization. An integrated assessment considers the economic, environmental and social effects of trade measures, the linkages between these effects and aims to build upon this analysis by identifying ways in which the negative consequences can be avoided or mitigated and the positive effects can be enhanced.


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2001
Reports and Books
Standards and codes of practice to eliminate dependency on Halons: handbook of good practices in the Halon sector
United Nations Environment Programme

Use smart policies to achieve Halon management goals. This handbook explains the importance of standards and codes of practice in the phase out process and provides guidance on how to use those instruments to support the safe and timely transition to alternatives. The publication is designed for NOUs, governments and fire protection communities responsible for planning and implementing the Montreal Protocol Halon provisions. It identifies the types of standards and codes of practice that are relevant to the Protocol and provides step-by-step guidance on how to establish new, or revise existing, standards and codes of practice to promote the Halon phase-out. This document is part of the Halon Management series produced by the OzonAction Programme.


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2001
Annual Reports
Asian Environment Outlook
Asian Development Bank

The people of Asia and the Pacific are paying a heavy toll for the region's environmental degradation in human health and economic terms. But the environmental decline can be stopped. The Asian Environment Outlook 2001 (AEO) provides the blueprint for doing that. This report: provides in-depth policy analyses of salient environmental issues common to many of ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) presents the results of analyses of past economic development policies and their impacts on the environment provides a set of entry points as a framework to improve the environmental performance and help reduce poverty in the Asia and Pacific region recommends specific actions to policymakers for achieving environmentally sustainable development provides insight into the state of the environment in the Asia and Pacific region: rapid environmental degradation, associated poverty issues, and lack of political will to remedy environmental issues are of continuing serious concern describes a situation of: continuing environmental degradation unhealthy air and water condition escalating demands for energy and other resource inputs increasing certainty that climate change and other global environmental problems will have substantial negative impacts upon the region examines the driving forces that underlie this pattern of environmental decline identifies opportunities within the region to shift the trajectory of economic development to a pathway that is more environmentally sustainable


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2001
Reports and Books
Green Korea 2001;In pursuit of economic and environmental sustainability
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In the 20th century, a significant portion of humankind achieved remarkable economic growth, which brought great material abundance. In the new century, however, new focus should be placed on the quality of national development and a quality of life that matches economic gains. Meeting these challenges, the President declared a National Environmental Vision for the New Millennium on Environment Day (June 5th) last year and proclaimed that the Republic of Korea will create a community where both humans and our life-giving environment thrive\"


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2001
GEO
GEO Nicaragua - Nicaragua State of the Environment Report
Nicaraguan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA)

Prepared by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA) with assistance from its partner organizations. This report makes a critical analysis of the country's environmental and socio-economic trends and includes numerous landmarks of Nicaraguan efforts to spearhead sustainable development and conservation of biodiversity.


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2001