Reports and Books
General Methods of Mycological Studies
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

In mycological studies usually the same instruments and devices are used as in bacteriological and chemical laboratories with only few modifications in the mycological technology.


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The Ecological Management of Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands in Africa and the Near and Middle East (EMASAR): Formulation of an International Cooperative Programme - Report of an International Conference held in Rome
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

In May 1974 an expert consultation was held in Rome, sponsored jointly by FAO and UNEP, to advise on the formulation of an international programme on the ecological management of arid and semi-arid rangelands in Africa and the Near East. The consultation arose from concern for the present state of deterioration of many of the rangelands of these regions, and was designed to prepare for a larger international gathering at which the foundations laid by the consultation could be further discussed and elaborated.


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Policy and Strategy Documents
Evolution of UN Environment Programme Governing Bodies: 4th April 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a presentation of the chronology and evolution of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) governing bodies since the establishment of UNEP in 1972 through General Assembly resolution 2997 (XXVII).


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The Methodology of Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: Report on a Pilot Study on the Methodology of Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The purpose of the report is to formulate guidelines to the methodology of conservation of forest genetic resources, as a basis for long-term action on conservation within a global programme. It consists of an introductory part enunciating the general principles of conservation, a central part comprising seven case studies which accounts for two-thirds of the total length, and a final part of guidelines and recommendations.


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Residue Utilization Management of Agricultural & Agro-industrial Residues: Seminar Papers & Documents - Volume 1
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

From the first session of the UNEP Governing Council, held in June 1973, the importance of environmental issues associated with industrial development was recognized and a programme of activities on environmental problems of specific industries was initiated by the Executive Director.

One of the industries chosen for evaluation by the Governing Council was the agro-industrial sector. In view of the expertise already available through FA 0 and the desire to make maximum use of existing U.N. activities, the evaluations in relation to the agro-industrial sector were undertaken jointly with FAQ. The first of these evaluations was on the subject of residue utilization in agriculture and agro-industries, and a seminar on this subject was held in Rome in January 1977.


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The State of Marine Pollution in the Wider Caribbean Region - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 36
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which took place in Stockholm, 5-16 June 1972, adopted the Action Plan for the Human Environment, including the General Principles for Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution. In the light of the results of the Stockholm Conference, the United Nations General Assembly decided to establish the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to "serve as a focal point for environmental action and co-ordination within the United Nations system" (General Assembly resolution 2997(XXVII) of 15 December 1972). The organizations of the United Nations system were invited "to adopt the measures that may be required to undertake concerted and co-ordinated programmes with regard to international environmental problems", and the "intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations that have an interest in the field of the environment" were also invited "to lend their full support and collaboration to the United Nations with a view to achieving the largest possible deqree of co-operation and co-ordination". Subsequently, the Governing Council of LJNEP chose "Oceans" as one of the priority areas in which it would focus efforts to fulfil its catalytic and coordinating role.


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The State of the Environment in the South Pacific - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 31
United Nations Environment Programme

The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme has collected enough information through country reports and topic reviews to make a summary overview of the state of the environment in the South Pacific region. It is thus possible to examine the shared heritage of land, sea and living things that is common to all South Pacific peoples, as well as the environmental problems that are becoming widespread in the region. This overview can provide the basis for shared approaches to environmental management and problem-solving.


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Newsletters
OzoNews Volume XIX - 15-30 April 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

In this issue:
1. Statements by Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, at his joint press conference with Mr Xi Jinping, President of China, Mrs Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, and Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission (excerpts)
2. Weighing consumer safety versus climate action
3. ASHRAE/UNEP Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Innovation Award
4. The IIR launches a Call to Action for World Refrigeration Day
5. ASHRAE and IIR establish new definitions of five refrigeration keywords
6. Countries in Africa and Asia strengthen local cooperation to prevent illegal trade of ozone depleting substances
7. Costa Rica: Around 50 participants from 17 countries participated at a RAC technology road show and the regional GCI network meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean
8. Washington state legislature passes HFC-reduction bill
9. $2m funding for low-GWP refrigerant research
10. Ammonia/CO2 Refrigeration Systems - US EPA GreenChill upcoming webinar
11.Cambodia builds momentum to address HFC phase-down
12. UN Environment OzonAction organized the 8th China Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtable in Shanghai
13. Cleaner future: Kigali Amendment a significant opportunity to live up to the promise of a better environment
14. Record 25-tonne seizure in Poland of illegal climate-harming HFC refrigerants
15. Environmental Impact Of Refrigerants - Report by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)


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Storage Practices in Relation to Vegetable Products and Prevention of their Contamination with Mycotoxins in Different Parts of the World
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The storage of any vegetable objects is the final stage of its production – a stage where all efforts and money expenditures on the growing, harvesting and post - harvesting treatment may be reduced to naught if wrong practices and methods of its storage are used.


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The Status of Oil Pollution and Oil Pollution Control in the West and Central African Region - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No.4
United Nations Environment Programme

The Regional Seas Programme was initiated by UNEP in 1974. Since then the Governing Council of UNEP has repeatedly endorsed a regional approach to the control of marine pollution and the management of marine and coastal resources and has requested the development of regional action plans.


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