Reports and Books
State of the Environment Report: Iran
United Nations Environment Programme

An analysis of the state and trends of environment, and emerging problems in Iran. This analysis is based on analytical framework of Global Environment Outlook( GEO) Drivers- Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework.


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2006
Reports and Books
Nuestro planeta: cambio climatico y desarrollo economico
United Nations Environment Programme

Nuestro Planeta Vol.17 No.2 : Cambio climatico y desarrollo economico


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2006
Reports and Books
UNEP May 2006 report of the technology and economic assessment panel: progress report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Progress Report contains an Executive Summary of all TEAP Progress Report topics. Volume 1 contains the essential use report, progress reports of all TOCs, the MB QPS report, the MB CUN report, an update report on military uses, draft Terms of Reference for case studies, TEAP organisation and working modalities issues, as well as TEAP member biographies and TEAP and TOC membership lists.


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2006
Reports and Books
Hydropolitical vulnerability and resilience along international waters: Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the first report in a series of assessment reports in different geographic regions on hydropolitical vulnerability and resilience along international waters. It presents a comprehensive assessment of the hydropolitical vulnerability of Africa's international waters. It also presents concrete and comprehensive data on the cooperative agreements, in-place and those being developed, in the major water-basins on the continent. These will deal with the hydropolitical vulnerabilities and develop sustainable resilience and provide informed policies at the regional, sub-regional and national levels.


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2006
Serials
Tunza vol. 4 no. 1: deserts and drylands
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP magazine for youth.


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2006
Reports and Books
Ground contamination assessment report: Military waste storage site, Astana, Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

This technical report outlines the findings of an initial site inspection by UNEP in November 2005, and the results of an intrusive ground investigation performed in April 2006 to characterize the potential environmental and health risks associated with the storage of military materials and hazardous substances at the Astana site.


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2006
Reports and Books
Third National Report on Implementation of UN Convention to Combat Desertification in Armenia
Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia

The Third National Report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of UN “Convention to Combat Desertification” and provides information on initiated measures in the Republic of Armenia through 2002-2006 for implementation of the Convention.


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2006
Reports and Books
Marine and coastal ecosystems and human well-being: a synthesis report based on the findings of the millennium ecosystems assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a synthesis of the findings of the MA on marine and coastal ecosystems, taken from the global and sub-global assessments. This synthesis report sets out to provide answers to a series of questions that all stakeholders not just decision makers may ask : what is at stake, what is the current status of marine and coastal ecosystems, why should we care if we lose marine and coastal ecosystems, and what can be done to ensure that marine and coastal ecosystems and services are conserved.


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2006
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Nature-Watch Baltic Report
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Nature-watch Baltic is an environmental education project for students. The main target group is 13-16-year old students but primary class students and even kindergarten kids have participated. It was launched by WWF Sweden in 1991 and is coordinated by WWF sister organizations around the Baltic. WWF Sweden financed the project in the Baltic States and Poland until they became members of the EU in 2004. Russia still receives some support. The project started with common questionnaires (coast, stream and lake) to investigate water-plants and animals, and to do chemical analyses. The materials for studying forest ecosystems and society – “Watch 21” - were developed later. In its peak year - 2001 - over 20,000 students from around the Baltic Sea participated. Besides the practical outdoor activities for students, the teacher-training courses have been a very important part of the project. A number of international camps, conferences and meetings were organized in different countries. The project has been a major step in raising young people’s environmental awareness, encouraging them to act in a more sustainable way. Curious students, devoted teachers and coordinators have established a strong and effective network. Now, in 2007, Naturewatch goes on! To our previous programs we are adding P-STOP, an outreach activity for teaching and learning about eutrophication. Another component will encourage students to be informed about, and advocate for, use of phosphate-free detergents and better sewage cleaning in their local towns and shops.


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2006
Reports and Books
Africa's lakes: Atlas of our changing environment
United Nations Environment Programme

Water is vital for our survival. Africa is the second largest and the second most populous continent after Asia. It is endowed with both natural and artificial lakes and is home to some of the largest lakes in the world. These lakes are used for fishing, recreation, transport, irrigation, power generation, disposal of waste and a variety of domestic purposes. Over the years, human factors combined with natural conditions of climate and geology have influenced their water quality and quantity to some extent. Negative impacts have resulted in environmental disruptions to some of the Lakes basins. This atlas vividly illustrates some of the changes people and nature have brought about on Africa's lakes -both good and bad- over the last decades and presents an overview analysis of Africa's lakes situation.


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2006