GEO
State of the Environment Report - Moldova
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Moldova

The Report has been developed by professionals in the field of environmental protection and related domains. Comprehensive information on different issues was collected and processed in order to present a relevant picture of environmental status of the country. This information provides a platform for decisions to be taken by the authorities in ensuring the sustainable use of resources, the perpetuation of the natural environment and a better quality of life for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.


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2004
Reports and Books
State of the Environment Report - 2004 - Ireland
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Ireland

This third state of the environment report by the Environmental Protection Agency assesses and reports on the quality of Ireland's surface waters, air and natural resources and the impact of the main sectors on these valuable assets.


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2004
Reports and Books
2004 Green Korea;Building an Eco-Community for the 21st Century
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Following the proclamation at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that environment, economy, and society cannot be separated but are inextricably linked, humanity has been working on implementation measures to address major issues of our day such as environmental conservation, poverty eradication, consumption and production patterns, and natural disasters. we believe global collaboration and action are moving us step by step towards the common good of sustainable development.


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2004
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Environmental Impact Assessment in Korea
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In the latter half of the 20th century, rapid industrialization and population growth aggravated environmental problems such as the depletion of resources, global warming, and destruction of the natural environment, giving rise to concerns about the loss of nature’s self-purification capacity. However, conventional responses were limited to the regional level, in addition to being both passive and fragmented, and thus insufficient to tackle increasingly complex and diverse environmental problems. More proactive environmental management policies that could address environmental problems in an organized, comprehensive and preventative manner were called for. Accordingly, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was adopted as part of the preventative efforts to create harmony between development and conservation and to consider the environmental effects of development activities in advance.


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2004
Reports and Books
Global International Waters Assessment: Lake Chad Basin, GIWA Regional Assessment 43
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report represents the GIWA Assessment of the Lake Chad Basin, which is located in one of the poorest and most drought prone regions in the world. Climatic variability and poor water governance has threatened the ecological and socio-economic integrity of the region. The past and present status and future prospects are discussed, and the transboundary issues traced back to their root causes. Policy options have been recommended that aim to address these driving issues and reverse the environmental degradation trends witnessed in the region over the past 30 years.


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2004
Reports and Books
Global International Waters Assessment: Indian Ocean Islands, GIWA Regional Assessment 45b
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of the Indian Ocean Islands, one of two oceanic assessments conducted by the GIWA. The region covers the Island States of Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles and the vast oceanic expanses between them. The most important transboundary concern is pollution, particularly solid wastes, which end up in the coastal and oceanic environments causing degradation of ecosystems and considerable economic impacts. Policy options to address the root causes of solid waste pollution are presented and their efficiency, equitability and practicality are discussed.


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2004
Reports and Books
Global International Waters Assessment Patagonian Shelf, GIWA Regional assessment 38
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of Patagonian Shelf and associated river basins. The report focuses on the La Plata River Basin, the second largest watershed in South America, and the South Atlantic Drainage System, comprising basins that drain large arid areas of Argentina and one of the world's largest continental shelves. Pollution in the La Plata River Basin has caused considerable environmental degradation while fishing has changed marine habitats and communities. The root causes of environmental degradation in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone and the Uruguay River Basin, shared by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, are identified and potential remedial policy options are presented


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2004
Reports and Books
Environmental Indicators: Central Asia
United Nations Environment Programme

This report on 'Environmental Indicators for Central Asia' has been prepared to present the trends of twenty nine key indicators on air, water, land and biodiversity. It also presents trends on social and economic conditions through the selected indicators. Data have been collected for each indicator for each country in Central Asia for 1990, 1995 and 2000. This report provides an assessment of economic, social and environmental conditions in Central Asia based on available data and information. Lack of updated scientific database has been a major challenge in preparation of the report.


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2004
Reports and Books
Perspectivas Del Medio Ambiente - GEO Argentina
La Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable (SAyDS) de la República Argentina

El Informe GEO-Argentina 2004 que aquí se presenta, en términos generales fue realizado de acuerdo a los criterios metodológicos generales establecidos por el PNUMA para dicho tipo de evaluaciones. La metodología básica es la denominada EPIR (Estado, Presión, Impacto, Respuesta) que procura ir develando secuencial y respectivamente: la situación ambiental (Estado), las causas que dan cuenta de dicha situación (Presiones), las consecuencias que se derivan de dicho estado (Impacto) y las políticas, estrategias, cursos de acción y acciones que se adoptan al respecto (Respuestas).


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2004
Reports and Books
GEO Scenarios Framework
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of the global environment, a review of policy responses and an outlook on the future. This report introduces the scenario approach, a means of illuminating challenges and appropriate responses toward the achievement of certain development pathways based upon current conditions and driving forces.


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2004