Reports and Books
Africa environment information network: implementation guidelines
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were developed to assist in the implementation of AEIN at the national level. They are designed to meet specific national priorities within a consistent regional framework using a harmonized approach. The guidelines are organized into six domains, each with its own sub-strategy, highlighting specific needs and issues relating to information management, information systems and information technology.


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2004
Reports and Books
Report on the Latin American and Caribbean initiative for sustainable development (ILAC): five years after it was adopted
United Nations Environment Programme

Working document for both preparatory meeting of high level experts and the ministerial segment


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2004
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Montevideo
Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo, Uruguay

El GEO Montevideo se elaboró a partir de un proceso participativo incorporando los puntos de vista y percepciones de expertos, instituciones, políticos, académicos y organizaciones no gubernamentales relacionados con la gestión ambiental urbana en la Ciudad, lo que ha permitido construir consensos sobre los asuntos y cuestiones prioritarias a través del diálogo.


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2004
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Environmental Policies for Fuel Switching
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas have been indispensable commodities for the economy since long ago. Electricity, which is essential to daily life, is mostly generated from these fossil fuels. Fuels for automobiles such as gasoline, diesel oil and gas are also fossil fuels. Steam and heat required for industrial activities are also largely produced from these fossil fuels. In fact, large part of all energy sources, that are crucial to economic activities in households, transportation and industry, comes from fossil fuels. However, among various fossil fuels, coal and oil are basically composed of carbon and contain a large quantity of impurities. Therefore, no matter how high their combustion efficiency may be, air pollutants, including particulate matters(PM), sulfur dioxide(SO2) and nitrogen dioxide(NO2), and global warming substances such as carbon dioxide(CO2) are emitted during the process of combustion. On the other hand, although such gases like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are fossil fuels, their components are different from those of oil and coal and their contents of impurities are lower. Naturally, in the process of combustion, they emit much less air pollutants and global warming substances than coal and oil. Korea has achieved rapid economic growth since the 1970s, mainly driven by heavy and chemical industries. However, because the nation primarily relied on coal and oil as its energy sources, it suffered from air pollution triggered by SO2 and PM.


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2004
Reports and Books
Understanding environment: conflict and cooperation
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication represents UNEPs response to the growing worldwide interest in further exploring the environment and security nexus and the contribution of timely and credible assessments to conflict prevention.


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2004
Reports and Books
Lessons Learned on Mainstreaming Pilot Projects into Larger Projects
Helias Udo de Haes and Martijn van Rooijen (Leiden University), Guido Sonnemann (United Nations Environment Programme DTIE), Konrad Saur (Five Winds International), Greg Norris (Harvard School of Public Health), Olivier Jolliet (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

This report summarizes lessons learned from implementing Environmentally Sound Technology (EST) pilot projects by the International Environmental Technology Centre of UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP-DTIE-IETC). The document aims to inform national level mainstreaming of the EST pilot project results, and provides lessons learned for decision-makers in national governments and for international technical cooperation personnel. The featured projects were conducted within three pillars of IETC's focal areas. They are: Support for Environmental Management of the Iraqi Marshlands project in the water-sanitation pillar||Integrated Solid Waste Management project in China, India and Lesotho under the waste management pillar||and ESTs for Building waste Reduction in Indonesia (DEBRI) project under the disaster management pillar. Each project and cross-cutting lessons learned focus on six areas, which are project management structure, governance, capacity building, EST implementation, financing, and local conditions/infrastructure.


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2004
Reports and Books
Vital waste graphics
GRID Arendal, United Nations Environment Programme, Basel Convention

Vital Waste Graphics aims to give policymakers, experts, media professionals, teachers and students a comprehensive overview of relevant waste-related issues, causes, effects, as well as possible solutions. Vital Waste Graphics is based on the most recent data received by the Basel Convention Secretariat and by the research undertaken especially for the production of the publication.


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2004
Reports and Books
UNEP programmes and resources for environmental education and training: an introductory guide
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide showcases some of UNEP's many programmes and resources that support the important work of environmental education and training. It contains details of courses in the UNEP Environmental Leadership Programme, UNEP networks for environmental training, our commitment to supporting environmental action learning activities that link schools with their communities, training programmes for women as managers of natural resources, and examples of our public education programmes in newspapers and television. These examples come from countries and regions around the world||from Finland to southern Africa, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Australia, and from the Himalayas to the USA.


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2004
Reports and Books
National Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management in Belarus
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus, United Nations Development Programmeme/GEF

Meeting the commitments made by Belarus under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Convention on Biodiversity, and UN Convention to combat desertification/land degradation should be considered an important opportunity to make sure that the government does its best in managing natural resources and protecting the environment, assisting stakeholders in making their interactions and coordination more efficient, promoting research and scientific studies in the areas of expertise that pertain to the conventions.


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2004
Reports and Books
Guidelines on Municipal Wastewater Management
United Nations Environment Programme

A practical guide for decision-makers and professionals on how to plan, design and finance appropriate and environmentally sound municipal wastewater discharge systems.


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2004