Reports and Books
Sustainable development and the future of mineral investment
United Nations Environment Programme

The book aims to reach a wide audience or readers to help explore and analyse how the principles of sustainable development can be extended to mineral enterprises. The content of the book has been maintained at mainly a non-technical level, understandable by readers who are not expert in this specific area, in order to promote a greater understanding of issues surrounding the mineral industries and to stimulate discussion of welfare-enhancing solutions.


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2000
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Workshop on sustainable approaches for pest and vector management and opportunities for collaboration in replacing POPs Pesticides, Bangkok, March 6-10, 2000
United Nations Environment Programme,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,WHO

Proceedings UNEP/FAO/WHO Workshop on Sustainable Approaches for Pest and Vector Management and Opportunities for Collaboration in Replacing POPs Pesticides, Bangkok, March 6-10, 2000.


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2000
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Proceedings UNEP chemicals workshop on the management of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins-furans
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP organized a series of eight regional/ subregional awareness workshops to prepare governments and partners for negotiations and encourage action on POP.


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2000
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Environment and Trade: A Handbook
United Nations Environment Programme, International Institute for Sustainable Development

The handbook has been developed to highlight the relationship between envi- ronment and trade. The primary aim is to foster a broader understanding of these interlinkages to enable governments to develop practical approaches to integrating these policies. It is possible, but by no means automatic, that trade and environmental policies should support each other in achieving their obiec- tives. Close integration of these policies is necessary to maximize the benefIts that trade can bring to increase human welfare and economic development more sustainably.


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2000
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Western Indian ocean environment outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The western Indian ocean environmental outlook report is part of UNEP project to produce state of the environment assessments countries of the Caribbean , Indian ocean and pacific , funded by DG VII of European commission .


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2000
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Insight on common/key indicators for Global Vulnerability Mapping
United Nations Environment Programme

With growing infrastructures complexity, the world population is facing increasing environmental risks such as water, air and soil contamination due to organic, chemical or nuclear wastes and accidents. Human activities pressures natural habitat through agricultures practices and forest fires, leading to biodiversity losses. The vegetation removal increases the risks of extended floods and soil erosion occurrence. Adding to these human induced threats, natural hazards such as volcanic eruptions, cyclones, floods and earthquakes are causing more and more victims due to higher population densities. In order to prioritise the populations that are facing higher threats, maps showing risks could be a useful tool for decision makers. Whereas for a selected hazard mapping is easy to achieve at a local scale, the question is much more complex and controversial, if we speak of multiple hazards at a global scale. Some elements of discussion and approaches will be discussed in this presentation.


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2000
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Overview of Land-based Pollutant Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine, Coastal, and Freshwater Environment in the Pacific Islands Regions. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 174.
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a regional overview of the land-based pollutant sources and their impacts on the marine, coastal and freshwater resources of the South Pacific Region. This Overview is intended to provide the background for the Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment in the Northwest Pacific Region. The Action Plan will be based primarily on the principles and guidelines that have existed since the Stockholm Conference, which have been endorsed by the UNEP Governing Council, and which have served the existing 11 Regional Seas Programmes well. However, these principles and guidelines are augmented somewhat and reinterpreted as a result of the UNCED declarations.


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2000
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Urban Air Quality Management Toolbook
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Settlement Programme

The Handbook presents the air quality management process in a systematic sequence ofactivities. This sequence, referred to as the Environment Planning and Management (EPM)process, is based on the experience of cities around the world and represents a realisticapproach to the complex tasks of urban environmental planning and management.


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2000
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Cleaner production assessment in fish processing
United Nations Environment Programme

A guide to the application of Cleaner Production to the fish processing industry, with a focus on the manufacture of fish fillets, canned fish, fish meal and fish oil at fish processing plants. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of fish processing, and to highlight approaches that industry and government can take to avoid or minimise these impacts by adopting a Cleaner Production approach.


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2000
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Promoting cleaner production investments in developing countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report shows how cleaner production provides a practical way of moving towards sustainable development.


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2000