Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Impact Assessment in the Western Indian Ocean Region
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these guidelines is to:
- Highlight the issues of concern in the WIO region, especially how transboundary impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems could foreclose future livelihood and development options.
- Provide guidance on how transboundary impacts should be assessed, using Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) tools.
- Advise on how best to develop and/or strengthen legal and administrative instruments in the WIO Region.
This document is primarily intended for people who have to make decisions on environmental issues through the impact assessment process, namely: national, provincial/state and local authorities who comment on impact assessment reports and make decisions about the environment and development. These authorities include, but are not limited to: local authorities, departments or ministries of environment, planning and land use, mines, energy, water, fisheries, agriculture, forestry, housing, roads, tourism, heritage and health.


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2007
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches and Shorelines of the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2007
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Policies on Promoting Environmental Industries and International Cooperation
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Due to the seriousness of environmental issues being raised as a result of the effects of rapid industrialization countries all over the world have been making significant investments in developing technologies related to environmental protection. Consequently the environmental industry has become a sector of top priority in many countries. Along with Information Technology (IT) and Biotechnology (BT) Environmental Technology (ET) has also become a promising technology of the 21st century. In fact demands for ET have rapidly increased the implementation of environmental regulations in a number of countries due to the expansion of green production and consumption and a closer relationship between the environment and trade. Recognizing these international trends the Korean government implemented a systematic support policy in order to promote environmental industries as a strategy to improve the domestic environment and bolster economic development.


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2007
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - The Second Framework Plan for Hazardous Chemicals Management(2006~2010)
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In accordance with Article 6 of the Toxic Chemicals Control Act Ministry of Environment established in 2001 a Framework Plan for Hazardous Chemicals Control which was drawn up to be updated every five years. The Framework Plan for Hazardous Chemicals Control intended to create a management plan that deals with toxic chemicals sets up policy directions and collaborates with the government private sector and the general public. The second Framework Plan (2006-2010) intends to focus on integrating the existing medium-specific management of air water and soil with chemicals management and effective collaboration between related governmental entities. In addition the second Framework Plan as a national plan for general chemicals management.


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2007
Our Planet
Our Planet: agriculture and economic development
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine. By one measure at least, agriculture ranks as one of the extraordinary success stories of the past decades. Roughly one quarter of the Earth’s terrestrial surface is now under cultivation with more land converted to crop production in the 30 years after 1950 than in the previous 150. In many regions - including Europe, North America, Australia and recently Brazil, China and India – humanity has also become adept at raising yields through using inputs like fertilizers and pesticides. Yet in many poorer countries with low productivity rates and growing populations, agriculture continues to expand into marginal and fragile lands. In much of sub-Saharan Africa and large parts of Asia – according to estimates compiled by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) – almost no highly productive land is left.


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2007
GEO
Carpathians Environment Outlook, 2007
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is an integrated assessment on the state of, and trend related to, the environment of the Carpathian Mountains.


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2007
Reports and Books
Tourism and mountains: a practical guide to managing the environmental and social impacts of mountain tours
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is part of a series of Practical Guides to Good Practice developed by Conservation International and the United Nations Environment Programme for various sectors of the tourism industry. One set of these guides, which is aimed at tourism professionals, including the marine recreation sector, the cruise sector, and the accommodations sector, encourages providers to implement good practices and work jointly with national and local agencies to develop and implement sustainable tourism strategies. This guide is presented in a leaflet format. It is designed to be suitable for both small and large travel companies, to assist them to implement best practices in land based recreation activities.


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2007
Serials
Tunza vol. 5 no. 1: meltdown
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP magazine for youth.


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2007
Annual Reports
State of the Environment Report - Uganda
Uganda, National Environment Management Authority

The current report presents a picture of the condition of the environment and natural resources in Uganda. It is divided into five sections. Section 1 introduces the country overview and background. Section 2 deals with the state of the environment and trends under five themes of atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic, cross-sectoral resources, and important linkages between environment and poverty, health and the potential value of ecosystems services. Section 3 covers emerging challenges which include among others: food security and climate change. In addition, the section covers an outlook based on the possible scenarios for Uganda’s environment and natural resources, ecosystems and human wellbeing, in line with the national long term planning perspectives of the Vision 2025. Section 4 gives the conclusions and policy options for action and section five are annexes. It is clear from the information contained in this report that the state of our environment will determine the level of our prosperity now and for future generations. Over-exploitation of our natural resources is increasingly leading to environmental degradation and contributing to reduced ecosystem services and disasters. Reduced ecosystem services in turn contribute to poverty. As we strive to address social equity and economic development in the years to come, our awareness and ability to improve the state of the environment and secure environmental sustainability will shape our future.


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2007
Reports and Books
Rapport sur l'Etat de l'Environnement de Madagascar - REEM 2007
Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Ecologie et des Forêts

Rapport sur l'Etat de l'Environnement de Madagascar - REEM 2007


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2007