Reports and Books
An assessment of risk and threats to human health associated with the degradation of the environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The health and well being of human cannot be separated from the natural environment. The challenge lies in maintaining people's health while simultaneously improving the health of ecosystem.


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2000
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Methodological and technological issues in technology transfer
United Nations Environment Programme

Summary for policy makers to Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer.


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2000
Reports and Books
Handbook on the implementation of conventions related to biological diversity
United Nations Environment Programme

Biodiversity Implementation handbook


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2000
Reports and Books
Reporting and transmission of information under the Basel Convention? for the year 1997
United Nations Environment Programme-SBC

Part I of the compilation document includes information under the headings, national definitions, limit or ban on import, limit or ban on export, notification of transboundary movement, disposals which did not proceed as intended, transboundary movement reduction measures, measures for implementation of the Basel Convention, effects on health and the environment, bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements, accidents occurring during the transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous wastes, disposal/recovery options available, technology development for the reduction and/or elimination of production of hazardous wastes and other wastes, sources of technical assistance and training, sources of technical and scientific know-how, sources of advice and expertise, sources of resources, sources of experts available for assistance in case of emergency, and other matters.


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2000
Reports and Books
Overview of Land-based Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine, Coastal and Associated Freshwater Environment in the West and Central African Region - Regional Seas reports and studies no. 171
United Nations Environment Programme

This document Provides a regional overview on land based .


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2000
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A global overview of protected areas on the World Heritage list of particular importance for biodiversity
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This working paper provides a global overview of the current coverage of existing World Heritage Sites of particular importance for the conservation of biodiversity, and suggests existing protected areas of significant biodiversity value, which may merit future World Heritage nomination. In 1996, lUCN initiated a project to prepare a global strategy for Natural World Heritage sites, and as part of this process began to prepare a series of thematic global overviews on World Heritage site coverage. This document is an updated addition to these theme studies. A total of 141 sites, representing 65 countries and over 142 million ha of protected areas were identified as being of particular importance for biodiversity.


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2000
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Oil spill sensitivity of the western Indian Ocean islands: coastal data from the Comoros Islands, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The following pages are lists of endemic species for the five Indian Ocean countries. These lists contain some species which are not associated with coastal areas because the habitat use for species in the WCMC databases cannot currently be separated automatically. Therefore some of the species in these lists are unlikely to be threatened by an oil spill. WCMC has the information and expertise to identify the coastal||and marine endemic species, i.e. those species which are susceptible to oil spills, however there was not sufficient time allocated to allow this to be done.


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2000
Reports and Books
Louder lessons in technology transfer: lessons learned and case studies
United Nations Environment Programme

Successful technology transfer is a collaborative effort and should not take place in isolation. This document features case studies of successful projects that have transferred technology and phased out ozone depleting substances in order to protect the earth's ozone layer. It illustrates the experiences gained from these case studies, which could be potentially used for guiding the transfer of environmental technologies under other international conventions.


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2000
Reports and Books
Kyrgyzstan Environmental Performance Reviews: Second Review
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The review of Kyrgyzstan’s environmental performance highlighted the outstanding natural beauty of the country and the efforts and difficulties for environmental management to maintain it under difficult economic circumstances, which call for substantial changes in the economic structure and in production processes. It is hoped that Kyrgyz environmental management will find the methods for effective coordination with other national administrations in order to strengthen its contribution to a future sustainable development of the country.


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2000
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 36
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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2000