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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume 1: Framework Laws and EIA Regulations (1997 Supplement to Volume I, 1996 edition)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Law of African Countries is prepared by the Environmental 'Law and Institutions Programme Activity Centre (ELIJPAC) under the auspices of the UNEP/UNDP Joint Project on Environ-mental Law and Institutions in Africa which is funded by the Dutch Government. The objective of the Joint Project is to mobilize the expertise and guidance of six different agencies in working with selected African countries towards the enhancement of their legal and institutional capabilities in the field of environmental law. The agencies involved in this exercise are UNEP, UNDP, FAO, The World Bank, and the IUCN, all of which constitute the Project's Steering Committee. The World Health Organization(WFiO) which originally participated as an observer, has since with-drawn from the status due to exigencies of their situation.


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Environmental Quality Criteria for Coastal Zones in the Wider Caribbean Region: a Compilation - CEP Technical Report No. 14
Inter-Governmental Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this document is to contribute to the process of development of an environmental quality criteria to scientifically address the ecological, cultural and socio-economic conditions of the Wider Caribbean region, which is a tropical and therefore diverse environmental area. It consists of a compilation of the environmental quality criteria and primary and secondary standards currently in existence in countries of the region that sent in data pertinent to the coastal and marine zones of their respective interest. It includes a brief discussion of the advantages, feasibility, desirability and applicability of those standards.


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Environmental Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Community Leader's Guide
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, United Nations Environment Programme

This Guide provides an introduction to the use of environmental protection and disaster risk reduction as practices critical for promoting sustainable development, and then proceeds to indicate how these are applicable at the community level. Examples of some of the successes achieved by African communities are used to demonstrate how these principles can be applied.Disasters occur when hazards severely affect vulnerable communities or natural ecosystems beyond their coping capacity, and can result from both natural and human-induced hazards. Their impact upon human settlements makes them one of the most important challenges for the international community to address. Managing and reducing disaster risk is important to safeguard the welfare of people and the environment, and as such, environmental protection goes hand-in-hand with disaster risk management.
The Guide considers how sound environmental protection can help to reduce the vulnerability of both the natural environment, human settlements and enterprises to hazards, as well as bolstering their capacity to absorb the impacts of disaster events.


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Report of the Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc Scientific and Technical Planning Group for a Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)
United Nations Environment Programme

Report of the second meeting of the ad hoc scientific and technical planning group for a Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) - 16 - 20 January, 1995, Rabat, Morocco


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Compendium of Environmental Law of African Countries Volume 1: Framework Laws and EIA Regulations (1998 Supplement to Volume I, 1996 edition)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. Volume I contains texts of framework laws as well as EIA Regulations, which had been received by that time.


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Report of the Second NETLAP Resources Development Workshop for Education and Training at Tertiary Level in Environmental Economics - NETTLAP Publication No. 11
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental Economics is one of the keys to achieving the goal of environmentally sound and sustainable development - of both the economy and society. It is also instrumental in providing methods by which progress towards this goal can be measured, in environmental, economic and social terms


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Environmental Risk and Commercial Banks: Discussion Paper
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this discussion paper is to provide lenders -- particularly lenders that have recently begun to address environmental issues -- with a "snapshot" of some key issues. It begins with an overview of current and projected expenditures, employment figures and types of activities fall under the rubric of environmental protection.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume II: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries : Volume VI - Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Environmental Quality Management for Selected Small and Medium Scale Industries in Urban Areas of ASEAN: Assessment, Problems, Recommendations
United Nations Environment Programme

This study was made in connection with the proposed ASEAN/UNEP Workshop on Environmental Quality Management for Small and Medium Scale Industries in Urban Areas. The study's objective was to prepare background paper for the workshop in accordance with the following terms of reference: To assess the environmental quality management situation and needs of small and medium scale industries in urban areas of ASEAN countries. Such industries may include, but are not limited to, electroplating, paints manufacturing, battery manufacturing, and foundries. To evaluate the problems both technical and economic which so far had prevented effective abatement measures by the industries, and present regulatory practices of government. To recommend joint collaborative programmes for ASEAN which will improve the environmental quality management of small and medium scale industries in urban areas of ASEAN countries.


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