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Reports and Books
Environmental Action Strategy for Sustainable Development in Italy
Ministry for the Environment and Territory, Italy

The growth rate of the world population shows an increasing trend although the pace is slowing down, while in some countries, such as Italy, it has come to a standstill.


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2002
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Bogotá
Colombia, Departamento Técnico Administrativo del Medio Ambiente

El documento se preparó con la metodología GEO Ciudades y se basa en la evaluación ambiental integrada, como el proceso de producir y comunicar información relativa al diagnóstico, la gestión ambiental y los resultados específicos. Se incluye una evaluación ambiental integrada con la medición del progreso general y el avance específico por temas o procesos que generan interacciones claves entre el medio ambiente natural y la sociedad humana.


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2002
Annual Reports
State of the Environment Report - 2002 - Lesotho
Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture - Lesotho

The frequency at which the country is expected to produce state of environment reports is enshrined in the Environment Act, 2001. In terms of section 10 (q) Government is expected to produce state of environment reports once every five years. This is the second State of the Environment Report (SoER) for Lesotho and it provides an update on the first SoER that was prepared in 1997. SOER is one of the tools which provide an analysis of the state of environment and the driving forces behind environmental change, and consequences on the social and economic activities. It also discusses government’s responses to the changes. These are in the form of polices, programmes and projects.


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2002
Reports and Books
Global Mercury Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This report responds to the request of the Governing Council (GC) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through GC decision 21/5, that UNEP undertake a global assessment of mercury and mercury compounds, in cooperation with other members of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), to be presented to the Governing Council at its 22nd session in 2003. The assessment would include contributions from Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and the private sector, and cover a number of specific elements defined in the GC decision. These elements are covered as far as possible in the different chapters of the report. As part of the implementation of GC decision 21/5, UNEP established a Global Mercury Assessment Working Group to assist in the drafting and finalization of this report, first through a comment round by mail, then through a meeting of the Working Group, which took place 9-13 September 2002 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Working Group was open-ended and consisted of members nominated by Governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. This report will be forwarded to the Governing Council for consideration at its 22nd session in February 2003. By having initiated the development of this assessment report, the Governing Council will have a better basis for considering if any international action on mercury is called for in order to promote environmentally sound management of mercury and its compounds. The report will contribute to increased awareness and understanding among decision makers of the major issues related to mercury and its compounds, thereby facilitating the debate on the issue at the next session of the Governing Council.


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2002
Reports and Books
Estado del Medio Ambiente en Chile: GEO Chile
Universidad de Chile

Assessment of the environment and natural resources in Chile undertaken by the University of Chile. This report analyses key environmental fields as well as the pressures and policies related to them.


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2002
GEO
GEO Juvenil Perú
United Nations Environment Programme (PNUMA), Consejo National del Ambiente (CONAM), Peru

El informe GEO Juvenil Perú (cuyas siglas en inglés son Global Environment Outlook, significan Perspectiva de Medio Ambiente Mundial), es parte de la familia de los informes GEO del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) que son una revisión del estado del ambiente mundial, dando respuesta a los requerimientos de monitoreos establecidos por la Agenda 21 y a una decisión de su Consejo de Administración, son la fuente de mayor autoridad sobre la situación ambiental al ser realizado en asociación con expertos y centros colaboradores de todo el mundo. Este es un proyecto iniciado a partir del GEO para América Latina y su versión Juvenil “Abre tus Ojos al Medio Ambiente”||y el GEO Perú del 2000.


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2002
GEO
GEO Juvenil Argentina
United Nations Environment Programme (PNUMA), Fundación Ecológica Universal (FEU), Argentina

El informe GEO Juvenil Argentina “Sembrando Futuro” es parte del proceso GEO en el ámbito mundial. Los informes GEO evalúan periódicamente el estado del medio ambiente y brindan orientación para los procesos de toma de decisiones. El proceso GEO Juvenil del PNUMA surgió como respuesta a las grandes demandas de los jóvenes por participar en las actividades y en los procesos del PNUMA, y como reconocimiento de los esfuerzos de los jóvenes para mejorar el ambiente. En este contexto se inserta el proyecto GEO Juvenil Argentina.


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2002
Reports and Books
Aerial Survey of the Threats to Mt. Kilimanjaro Forests
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Foundation, Kenya Wildlife Service, University of Bayreuth, Wildlife Conservation Association of Tanzania.

This aerial survey report highlights some destruction of natural resources on Mt. Kilimanjaro. The report shows the type and extent of forest destruction that has taken place so far in the Forest Reserve, most of which are directly attributable to human activities.


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2002
Reports and Books
Slovenia Country Profile
Government of Slovenia

The 2002 Country Profiles Series provides information on the implementation of Agenda 21 on a country-by country and chapter-by-chapter basis (with the exception of. chapters 1 and 23, which are preambles). These issues of trade, industry, energy, transport and sustainable tourism are, therefore, treated as distinct sections in the Country Profiles.


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2002