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
Reports and Books
Manufacturers of Halon: recycling, recovery and reclaim equipment
United Nations Environment Programme

A world-wide list of the manufacturers of equipment manufacturers.


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2002
Reports and Books
Caucasus Environment Outlook 2002
United Nations Environment Programme

This first Caucasus Environment Outlook (CEO) is a regional report and the result of work by experts from four countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia. The major objectives of the CEO are to report on the status of the Caucasus environment, identify ongoing socio-economic "driving forces" and offer an integrated look at regional economic and environmental trends and appropriate policy measures for the last 30-year period, in order to analyse changes which have occurred since the Stockholm Conference (1972) to date.


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2002
Serials
Climate change and sustainable development: views from the South
International Institute for Environment and Development

Kyoto protocol was always an imperfect and has been made all the more imperfect by the fact that world's largest polluter has decided to stay out of the consensus and those who have joined demanded and received changes that have weakened the protocol considerably.


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2002
Reports and Books
Indicators of Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The Rio Conference of 1992 was convened upon the acknowledgement that patterns of production and consumption, especially in developed countries, had reached unsustainable levels, jeopardizing the stability of several environmental goods and services that guarantee not only the continuity of productive activities but also the quality of life itself, with the intention to pave the way to revert this situation in the benefit of the world. The objectives of the Latin American and the Caribbean Initiative are the following: a) Consolidating and continuing the efforts of Latin America and the Caribbean, at the different levels of Government and civil society, in order to overcome obstacles in the implementation of programmes and projects of interest to the region in implementing the recommendations of Agenda 21, emphasizing effective implementation and the development of participation mechanisms in the Caribbean||b) Developing actions in selected areas that, based on the political will of States, stimulate the participation of the private sector and of civil society in order to promote investments that may generate sustainable productive activities and, at the same time, allow for the conservation and sustainable use of environmental goods and services essential to life||c) Promoting the implementation of sustainable development models on the foundation of an ethical basis that are competitive and supported by public policies devoted to formulating science and technology, financing, human resources capacity-building, institutional development, valuation of goods and services and development of sustainability indicators adapted to the social, economic, environmental and political conditions of each country or to the needs of sub-regional groups of countries.


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2002
Reports and Books
Ecotourism: principles, practices and policies for sustainability
Megan Wood

This publication, intended as a preparatory document for the World Ecotourism Summit in Quebec, 2002, reviews the current status and trends in ecotourism globally, the challenges ahead and the lessons learned in over 15 years of ecotourism development involving a broad range of stakeholders.


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2002
Reports and Books
Integrated assessment of trade liberalization and trade-related policies: a country study on the Ecuador banana sector
United Nations Environment Programme

The international trade in bananas is one of the most import economic activities for Ecuador, and is very significant in terms of labour and use of natural resources. Given that bananas have become one of the most controversial commodities within the multilateral trade system in recent years, Ecuadorian policy making and current and future negotiations must focus on achieving better conditions for the Ecuadorian people.


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2002
Reports and Books
Fisheries subsidies and overfishing: towards a structured discussion
Gareth Porter

This publication examines the economic, environmental and social effects of subsidies and explores approaches to developing policy reforms for the sustainable fishery management.


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2002
Reports and Books
Integrated assessment of trade liberalization and trade-related policies: a country study on fisheries sector in Senegal
United Nations Environment Programme

Fishing is an essential component of rural development in Senegal. It is a multipurpose activity strongly integrated with the rest of the Senegalese economy and society. Fishing plays a strategic role in ensuring the sustainable growth of the national economy.


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2002
Reports and Books
Integrated assessment of trade liberalization and trade-related policies: a country study on the cotton sector in China
United Nations Environment Programme

In China, the specific policy studied is that of import liberalization rather than export expansion. The study examines the impact of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on the production and import of selected agricultural products. The environmental, social and economic effects are largely imputed through changes in production and consumption structures.


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2002