Reports and Books
A global overview of tropical marine, coastal and small island ecosystems and the World Heritage List
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre

A Global Strategy for a balanced and representative World Heritage List was adopted by the World Heritage Committee in 1994. Its aim is to ensure that the List reflects the world's cultural and natural diversity of outstanding universal value. Conferences and studies aimed at developing and implementing the Global Strategy have been held or are planned in Africa, the Pacific region, the Arab region, the Andean region, the Caribbean, central Asia and south-east Asia, and various thematic studies have also been carried out. The lUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), under the leadership of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is directing efforts to review the coverage coastal marine and small island ecosystems by the WHC using innovative multi-site based cluster and transborder approaches to prepare World Heritage area nominations.


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2001
Reports and Books
Environmental aspects of phosphate and potash mining
United Nations Environment Programme, International Fertilizer Industry Association

This study explores a variety of approaches and techniques used by the fertilizer raw material mining industry in response to environmental challenges. The study reinforces the fact that the environmental performance of the fertilizer raw materials industry has improved over recent decades, although challenges remain.


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2001
Reports and Books
National training on good practices in refrigeration: a support guide for nous
United Nations Environment Programme

Applying good practices in the refrigeration servicing sector can significantly reduce the emission of ozone-depleting refrigerants. As part of Refrigerant Management Plans, such training programmes target service technicians who install, commission, service, maintain, repair, retrofit or decommission refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. This training module provides the information needed by the technicians in order to ensure good practices efficiently.


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2001
Reports and Books
APELL for mining: guidance for the mining industry in raising awareness and preparedness for emergencies at local level
United Nations Environment Programme

This report introduces the generic objectives and organizational framework of UNEP's APELL programme. It covers risk factors specific to the mining industry and describes how APELL can be applied to the mining industry. The case studies illustrate the consequences of mining accidents.


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2001
Reports and Books
Financing from cleaner production investments
United Nations Environment Programme

Financing from Cleaner Production Investments


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2001
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
Targeting toxic chemicals on the way to the Johannesburg summit
United Nations Environment Programme

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) offers the opportunity for concerted action by governments, industry, and NGOs to insist on proper chemical testing and to reinforce calls to halt production and use of the most dangerous chemicals. To that end, the next few months offer a critical window during which to ratify and commit funding for four chemicals-related treaties||develop robust regional chemical management strategies||and launch efforts safely to rid the Earth of obsolete chemical stockpiles.


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2001
Reports and Books
Global report on validated alternatives to the use of methyl bromide for soil fumigation
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Methyl bromide (MeBr), used as a fumigant to control several soil-borne pests in various crops, is a strong ozone depleter, and governments and international agencies aware of the problem have agreed to establish a programme to phase out its use. As a result, some literature on new MeBr alternatives is available that describes the feasibility and disadvantages of each new pest control measure. Some of these publications result from workshops and symposia organized in different countries by the United Nations Environment Programme and by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The present report provides information on successful alternatives in some countries or regions where MeBr is being phased out.


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2001
Reports and Books
The Mesopotamian marshlands: demise of and ecosystem
United Nations Environment Programme

This report examines the disappearance of a world's greatest wetland and largest ecosystem in Southwest Asia


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2001
Serials
Ecological debt: balancing the environmental budget and compensating developing
International Institute for Environment and Development

Every year we witness the hand-wringing of the G7 heads of state over the seemingly intractable poor country debt crisis. But at the 10th anniversary of the Earth Summit in 2002 they may be trapped in negotiations over a different and more dangerous kind of debt, a debt that they carry themselves.


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2001