Reports and Books
Environmental Problems of Marine and Coastal Area of Bangladesh: National Report. UNEP Regional Seas Report and Studies No. 75
United Nations Environment Programme

As a first follow-up activity to decision 11/7 of the governing council, the Executive Director of UNEP convened, in cooperation with South Asian cooperative Environment programme (SACEP), a meeting on national focal points of the states of the region in order to seek their views on how to proceed in developing a comprehensive action plan for the protection and management of the marine and coastal environment of the South Asia seas region The meeting discussed steps leading to the adoption of an action plan and reached a consensus on the items to be considered for further development of the action plan. This would include a review of the geographic scope, the objectives, and priority areas of regional concern, the institutional arrangements, and the financial arrangements. The meeting recommended that the government, with the assistance of UNEP and other organizations as appropriate, should initiate the preparation of country reports reviewing their: - national environmental problems defined as priority areas of regional concern - Activities which may usefully be carried out under action plan to resolve or mitigate these problems - national institutional and manpower resources which are or may be, involved in the dealing with the these problems including the identification of the need to strengthen their capability. The present document is a country report on environmental problems in India prepared by experts designated by focal point of India for the development of the action plan.


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1985
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GESAMP: Atmospheric transport of contaminants into the Mediterranean Region. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 68
United Nations Environment Programme

At the request of the contracting parties of the convention for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution, the WMO led GESAMP working group on the Interchange of Pollutants between the atmosphere and the oceans was invited to describe air pollutants transport process towards and into the Mediterranean Sea, and to review the scientific literature and assess the pathways and fluxes of important contaminants into the Mediterranean region. The first part of this report provides a review of the knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes which control the air-sea exchange of contaminants, along with a brief description of existing programmes in the Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic, the Baltic sea, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The second part of this report discusses existing works relevant to the Mediterranean area. A limited data base exists for contamination of marine concern, with most information on air concentrations of heavy metals (particularly Cd and Pb), PCB's and n-alkanes, and very little information on concentrations in precipitation.


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1985
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Regional seas reports and studies no. 050: marine and coastal conservation in the east African region: national reports
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies by UNEP


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1985
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Regional seas reports and studies no. 049: legal aspects of protecting and managing the marine and coastal environment of the east African region: national reports
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies by UNEP


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1985
Reports and Books
Regional seas reports and studies no. 048: hazardous waste storage and disposal in the south pacific: appendices
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies by UNEP


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1985
Reports and Books
Regional Seas reports and studies no. 054: contingency planning for emergencies associated with industrial installations in the west and central African region
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies by UNEP


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1985

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