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Ecological Interactions between Tropical Coastal Ecosystems. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 73
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this report is to summarize information from the literature on ecological interactions between tropical coastal ecosystems and to review management issues and legislation regarding integrated, tropical marine island ecosystems and, on the basis of this review, make recommendations for future directions in research and management. The reviews of scientific research and legislation are organized into separate sections because alternating between these two frames of reference would be confusing to the reader and certain subjects would be more difficult to find if scientific and legislative materials were intermingled.


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Economic Instruments for Environmental Management: A Worldwide Compendium of Case Studies. Environmental Economics Series No. 25
United Nations Environment Programme

One of the most striking features of this collection of case studies is the diversity of environmental problems which have been targetted by these policy instruments, including air and water pollution, packaging, deforestation, overgrazing, and wildlife management. Clearly the scope for using market-based instruments for environmental purposes in these countries is very great-perhaps even more so than in developed countries. This compendium therefore provides a key source of empirical evidence to show not only the potential power of economic instruments for environmental management, but also the main pitfalls to avoid in introducing these instruments.


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Environmental Aspects of Nickel Production: Part I. Sulphide Pyrometallurgy and Nickel Refining - A Technical Review
United Nations Environment Programme

This technical review covers the most comnionly used methods of extractive metallurgy and the equipment to produce nickel and nickel products. It is divided into two parts:
Environmental Aspects of Nickel Production - Part I: Suiphide Pyrometallurgy and Nickel Refining; and Environmental Aspects of Nickel Production - Part II: Laterite Pyrometallurgy and Hydrometallurgy, and Ferronickel Smelting. (To be prepared separately).
The review is concerned with the environmental aspects of these technologies and presents information either as four.d in technical literature or as made available by companies, governmental agencies, and individuals expert in the field.


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Environmental Aspects of Iron and Steel Production: A Technical Review
United Nations Environment Programme

The technical review, prepared to support and supplement the overview, deals with the technical aspects of environmental management in steel making. It covers primarily the air and water pollution, solid waste and noise problems associated with new integrated steel works based on the classical production route.


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Environmental Aspects of Iron and Steel Production: An Overview
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of the overview is rather to provide basic knowledge and an understanding of environmental protection in relation to the steel industry.


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Delivery of Biocontrol Technologies to IPM Farmers: Vietnam
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP and CABI have initiated a series of case studies to consider critical issues in the delivery of biocontrol technology to the 1PM Farmers. The following case study undertaken in Vietnam highlights the constraints to the delivery of the biocontrol agent Trichoderrna, a fungal antagonist of a number of soilborne pathogens that attack field crops.


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Development of an Action Plan for the Environment Initiative of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD): Health And Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

The thematic workshop on health and the environment for the finalization of the Action Plan for the Environment Initiative of the New Partnership for Africa's Development was held in Dakar, Senegal, 17-18 February 2003. The meeting had before it the following documents: The framework of an Action Plan for the Environment Initiative of the New Partnership for Africa's Development as adopted by the 91 Meeting of AMCEN as well as a background document on health and the environment.


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Development of an Action Plan for the Environment Initiative of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD): Programme Area 5 - Combating Climate Change in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is an historical initiative aimed at promoting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations. The sustainable use of African natural resources and the protection of the environment are an important component for achieving such objective.


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Domestic Environment and Health of Women and Children
United Nations Environment Programme

Given that the health problems associated with the domestic environment mainly affect women and children, gender issues are a strong component of this study. The book provides examples of how social and political backgrounds determine women's activity patterns at home and at work, and how this consequently affects their health. Finally, the book recommends interventions and forwards arguments to modify current environmental regulatory tools and policies to achieve sustainable health improvement for women and children.


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Economic Instruments for Environmental Management and Sustainable Development - Environment Economic Series No. 16
United Nations Environment Programme

This volume presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art on economic instruments for environmental management and sustainable development and reviews the experience of developed countries and its relevance to developing countries. It documents the experience of developing countries in the use of economic instruments in environmental management. It attempts to delineate the modalities for introducing economic instruments in developing countries and countries in transition and human resource requirements and financial implications. Finally it attempts to establish a strategy for successfully introducing economic instruments in developing countries.


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