Baseline report
The Global BCH Capacity Building Project: Learning from Experience
United Nations Environment Programme / Global Environment Facility

The UNEP-GEF project for Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House has been enabling countries to successfully meet their obligations as Parties to the Protocol by building capacity and helping to set-up national systems for BCH participation since 2004. Lessons from Experience: The Global UNEP-GEF BCH Capacity Building Project captures lessons from this project which has helped 123 countries effectively participate in the Biosafety Clearing House through a network of trained regional advisors and a peer reviewed modular training package. The document captures early lessons from the implementation of the BCH project (Phase I). One of these has been the value of establishing a Regional Advisors system, since this has led to better acceptance of advice from experts by Encouraging language and cultural compatibility, similar work ethics and work styles. Another lesson has been the importance of developing peer-reviewed training tools that can be combined in multiple ways, depending upon the workshop objective and participants, in order to create dynamic and targeted training possibilities.


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Reports and Books
Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere: Measurements, Models and Policy Implications Report - Interim Report of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Mercury Air Transport and Fate Research Partnership Area
United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

A report from the Mercury Air Transport and Fate Research partnership area to contribute to the UNEP Global Mercury Atmospheric Assessment (2008) and focused on sources of atmospheric mercury emissions, spatial coverage and temporal trends of mercury measurements, and understanding atmospheric mercury dynamic processes on hemispheric and global scales.


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2008
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Ciudad de Querétaro
Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustenable (SEMADESCU), México

Como pocas ciudades en el país, la Ciudad de Querétaro ha experimentado un ritmo de crecimiento particularmente alto en los últimos 15 años, lo cual sin duda se ha traducido en un mejoramiento de la calidad de vida, a través de la generación de nuevas fuentes de empleo, así como de la existencia de una mayor y mejor oferta de servicios de salud, educación, cultura y esparcimiento.


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2008
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Esmeraldas
Municipalidad de Esmeraldas, Ecuador

El proceso de aplicación de la política ambiental del Municipio de Esmeraldas, en los últimos cuatro años, se ha caracterizado por asumir los programas, proyectos y acciones desde una visión integral||además, desde la promoción a la participación activa de la población, los diversos actores han sido determinantes para definir una propuesta de desarrollo sustentable y construir una cultura ambiental que mejore las condiciones de vida de todos y todas los/las esmeraldeños/as.


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2008
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO San Salvador
Alcaldía Municipal de San Salvador

De hecho, el proceso GEO San Salvador que inicia con la elaboración de este primer informe prevé la participación efectiva de las diferentes Instituciones u organizaciones comprometidas con el medio ambiente, y principalmente de la Alcaldía del Municipio de San Salvador y aquellas entidades de gobierno responsables de las decisiones y la implementación de políticas sectoriales que afectan al medio ambiente de la ciudad.


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2008
Manuals and Guides
Environment Act - 2008 - Lesotho
Parliament of Lesotho

Environment Act - 2008 - Lesotho


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2008
GEO
GEO for Youth of the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Youth Environment Network, Caribbean Conservation Association, Barbados

The GEO for Youth of the Caribbean report is part of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), an integrated environmental assessment process that began in 1995. Evaluations of the state of the environment at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels are regularly updated to provide guidance for decision-making on the development of policies, environmental protection measures, and resource allocation. The reports warn the international community about environmental deterioration and call for a reversal of negative trends.


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2008
Reports and Books
Technical Background Report to the Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment, 2008
United Nations Environment Programme, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

This report provides the technical basis for the statements made in the summary report: "The Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment: Sources, Emissions and Transport, 2008" and is as such the single reference for that report. 


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2008
Reports and Books
Oil spill in the Kerch strait: Ukraine post-disaster needs assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The report lists recommendations to help Ukraine complete its recovery from the oil spill that occurred in the Kerch Strait in November 2007, when a severe storm caused the Volgoneft-139 to release over 1,300 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea. The resulting extensive physical damage to the sea and land led to property losses, contamination of the marine and coastal flora and fauna, as well as high clean-up costs and significant revenue losses for local industries.


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2008