Reports and Books
Technical Advisory Paper No. 2 - Goals and Targets for Global Water Quality Assessment: UNEP GEMS/Water Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

The present paper represents the “corporate view” of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on global water quality monitoring, and the most salient issues facing GEMS/Water. It forms the basis for determining partnership activities: on one hand, the most constructive ways in which partner organizations can contribute to the successful implementation of core activities; and, on the other hand, the best ways for meeting partners’ data and service needs.


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2005
Reports and Books
Global International Waters Assessment: Benguela Current, GIWA Regional Assessment 44
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Benguela Current region, which includes the entire extent of the Benguela Current system and the freshwaters that drain into it. The environmental and socio-economic problems in the region differ greatly between its freshwater and marine components. A number of anthropogenic activities such as population increase, growth of coastal urban centres, irrigation, agriculture and industry, place increasing demands on the limited freshwater supplies of the region. The potential for conflicts over these resources is also high with large-scale inter-basin transfer schemes and transboundary rivers constituting national boarders. In the marine areas, despite the high primary productivity, overfishing and degradation of important habitats have lead to declines in fish stocks. Freshwater shortage and overfishing were considered priority concerns in the region. The past and present status and future prospects of these concerns are discussed and subsequently traced back to their root causes. Policy options to mitigate these problems are proposed that aims to provide solutions to these fundamental issues in order to enhance the management of the regions aquatic environment.


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2005
GEO
Informe del Estado y Perspectivas del Ambiente: Geo Honduras
Secretaria de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente (SERNA), Honduras

El Informe GEO Honduras 2005 es una de las varias iniciativas recientes del país que contribuyen al monitoreo continuo del estado del medio ambiente, de las principales fuerzas detrás del cambio ambiental, de las consecuencias de este estado en términos de impactos en la calidad de vida de los habitantes, y de las respuestas que actualmente se están implementando. Asimismo, el informe plantea escenarios futuros y concluye con recomendaciones sobre el camino que Honduras debe tomar.


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2005
Our Planet
Our Planet: nature's capital and the Millennium Development Goals
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine.


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2005
Our Planet
Our Planet: the rule of law and the Millennium Development Goals
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine.


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2005
Book/Report
Regional Seas Partnerships for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The Regional Seas Programme (RSP) was launched in 1974 in the wake of the 1972 United Nations
Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, Sweden.
The RSP aims to address the accelerating degradation of the world's oceans and coastal areas
through the sustainable management and use of the marine and coastal environments, by engaging
neighbouring countries in comprehensive and specific actions to protect their shared marine
environment.


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2005
GEO
Estado del Medio Ambiente en Chile - GEO Chile
Universidad de Chile, Centro de Análisis de Políticas Públicas

El marco analítico utilizado para ejecución del “Informe País: Estado del Medio Ambiente en Chile, 2005” corresponde al modelo de los estudios de “Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Global” (GEO) impulsado por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUMA), de presión-estado-respuesta, privilegiando el pilar central de este informe, cual es, el ESTADO.


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2005
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Lima y Callao
Consejo National del Ambiente (CONAM), Peru

Como parte do projeto GEO, o projeto GEO CIDADES é uma iniciativa lançada pelo PNUMA especificamente para a América Latina e o Caribe e que procura fornecer aos governos nacionais, cientistas, tomadores de decisão e ao público em geral informações atuais e de fácil entendimento sobre suas cidades, visando à melhoria ambiental e socioeconômica.


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2005
Reports and Books
Transboundary diagnostic analysis (T.D.A.) for the Mediterranean sea
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of conducting a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) is to scale the relative importance of sources and causes, both immediate and root, of transboundary waters problems, and to identify potential preventive and remedial actions. The TDA provides the technical basis for refinement of both the National Action Plans (NAPs) and the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) in the area of international waters of the GEF.


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2005
Reports and Books
Country Environmental Anaylsis: Azerbaijan
Asian Development Bank

The present volume brings to a wider audience some of the analysis behind the country strategies and assistance programs that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) formulates in consultation with its member countries. The focus of the document is environmental management, one of ADB’s priority concerns.


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2005