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Estonia Environmental Performance Reviews
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Since this is a second review, it follows a different approach from other environmental performance review projects. The focus is placed on three themes: a broad overview of developments since the first review, an assessment of problems encountered and solutions sought with regard to five priorities for Estonian environmental management, and an evaluation of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the first review.


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2001
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Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The impacts of "human-induced" climate change are now being observed in every aspect of life, and it is the most significant and far-reaching current environmental threat. In the last few decades, natural scientists and nature conservationists have been observing marked changes in the condition and distribution of wildlife on a global scale. These changes are occurring at rates that are higher than expected for a species, habitat or ecosystem, and such observations are providing real, clear evidence that climate change is already having a devastating impact on our environment. This book introduces a series of case-studies highlighting the observed current changes in a number of species and habitats, ranging from the tropics through to the polar regions, and in some cases predictions for future impacts. It brings together a collective knowledge from many experts throughout the world, and is a final output of 'The Norwich Conference' which took place at the University of East Anglia, England in 1999, when many of the world's leading research scientists in this field came together for the first time.


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2001
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Forest Biodiversity Indicators. Tools for Policy-making and Management
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This is a brief introduction to biodiversity indicators in a forest environment - their definition, source, presentation and uses.


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2001
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Dugong : status report and action plans for countries and territories
United Nations Environment Programme

The dugong (Dugong dugon) is the only herbivorous mammal that is strictly marine, and is the only extant species in the Family Dugongidae. It is listed as vulnerable to extinction at a global scale by The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The dugong has a large range that spans some 37 countries and territories and includes tropical and subtropical coastal and island waters from East Africa to Vanuatu, between about 26° north and south of the Equator. The purpose of this document is to present a global overview of the status of the dugong and its management in the various countries in its range. We aimed to provide comparative information that will enable individual countries to develop their own, more detailed, conservation plans.


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2001
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Checklist of CITES species
United Nations Environment Programme

This checklist provides alphabetical lists of the species of fauna and flora included in Appendices I, II and III of CITES in order to help the CITES Management and Scientific Authorities, Customs officials, and all others involved in implementing and enforcing the Convention. This list provides not only the scientific names but also the common names in English, French and Spanish.


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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
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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
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
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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