Factsheets
Protecting Habitats and Migration Corridors for Marine Mammals in the South and Northeast Pacific and the Wider Caribbean through Marine Protected Area Networks
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the efforts on the establishment of comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative regional systems of marine protected areas by 2012 for the conservation of marine mammals in countries of Latin America and Caribbean, through the application of an Ecosystem Based Management approach and spatial planning.


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2010
Reports and Books
Compliance-Related Texts and Decisions of Selected Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

The publication intends to ensure that existing compliance and non-compliance regimes are documented in one source to assist and support any future negotiations on the revision of existing regimes or the creation of new ones.


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2010
Reports and Books
The Greening of Water Law: Managing Freshwater Resources for People and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, International Water Law Project

The greening of water law is both a theoretical and practical effort to modernize legal regimes governing the management and allocation of freshwater resources.


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2010
Factsheets, Summaries
Action plan for the Caribbean of Marine Mammals (MMAP) in the Wider Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, born out of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention), came into force in 2000 and is the only regional biodiversity legal agreement for the advancement of the conservation and protection of the marine environment in the Wider
Caribbean Region (WCR). All the species of the WCR listed in Annex II of the SPAW Protocol are considered to be threatened or endangered species and their capture, take or possession is prohibited, unless for traditional use to satisfy cultural and subsistence
needs. The SPAW Protocol calls for the development and implementation of conservation, recovery or management programmes, as well as guidelines and criteria for the management of protected species.


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2010

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Reports and Books
UN-REDD National Programme Document: Democratic Republic of Congo
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

The DRC has just elaborated its REDD Readiness Plan (R-PP), for 2010-2012, which is attached to this proposal and seeks UN-REDD's financing support. This R-PP represents the national roadmap for REDD readiness, as well as the meeting point for all stakeholders, including donors, that wish to support the DRC's REDD+ readiness process.


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2010
Reports and Books
Report on the Environment of the Czech Republic
Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

The Report on the Environment is a basic environmental reporting document of the Czech Republic. The methodology of the Report did not change much between 1994 and 2008, and therefore it was published in a similar form, only with slight changes. As the need and demand for information and expert support for the processes of the creation and implementation of environmental strategies have grown, the methodology of the Report has been modified in 2009 in order to better reflect the requirements of those who use it and to provide conclusions relevant to policy-making.


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2010
Reports and Books
Environmental Offences in Finland
Finnish National Monitoring Group

The most serious environmental dangers involve global warming (causing increased rainfall and flood risks) ozone depletion, pollution of seas and oceans, extinction of species, diminishing potable water resources and land erosion.


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2010
Reports and Books
Uzbekistan Environmental Performance Reviews: Second Review
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The first Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Uzbekistan was carried out in 2001. This second review intends to measure the progress made by Uzbekistan in managing its environment since the first EPR, and in addressing upcoming environmental challenges.


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2010
Reports and Books
Promoting resource efficiency in small and medium sized enterprises: industrial training handbook
United Nations Environment Programme

The PRE-SME toolkit builds upon existing knowledge and tools but focuses on making the content aligned with the specific needs and organisational capabilities of SMEs in developing countries and economies in transition. It was first piloted in Ethiopia and Vietnam.


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2010