Reports and Books
Strategic Environmental Policy Assessment: FYR of Macedonia: A review of Environmental Priorities for International Cooperation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report was designed to address the following principal objectives: i) Identification of national needs in the environment sector with regard to policy development and implementation; and ii) Identification of corresponding strategic areas for support by the international community, with particular reference to UNDP .


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Environmental Perspective to the Year 2000 and Beyond
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental problems cut across a range of policy issues and are mostly rooted in inappropriate development patterns. Consequently, environmental issues, goals and actions cannot be framed in isolation from the development and policy sectors in which they emanate. Against this background, and in the light of the General Assembly Resolution 38/161, this document reflects an intergovernmental consensus on growing environmental challenges to the year 2000 and beyond. in respect of six main sectors. In addition, the document discusses briefly other issues of global concern which do not fit easily under the sectoral headings; and considers instruments for environmental action, including the role of institutions for dealing with environmental issues.


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Infographics and Flyers
UNEP Depleted Uranium Awareness
United Nations Environment Programme

Depleted uranium (DU) is a dense metal used in munitions for its penetrating ability and as a protective material in armoured vehicles. It is a toxic and radioactive heavy metal. This flyer on Depleted Uranium Awareness explains what depleted uranium (DU) is, the risks associated with DU exposure, and the precautionary steps to take. Resources for additional information are also listed.


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Environmental Problems of Petroleum Production in the Amazon Lowland of Ecuador
United Nations Environment Programme

The main subject of the study described herein, was the fate of crude oil, i.e. its biodegradation and evaporation, after being released into the environment as a result of accidental oil spills and discharges of pro-duction waters. Its primary purpose is to present the findings of this study to a wide audience, particularly decision-makers (e.g. governmental-level regulators of the petroleum industry), scientists, engineers and professionals in related fields, and the public at large, in the hope of providing guidance regarding the envi-ronmental consequences of, and reactions to, such occurrences.


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UNEP in Iraq: Post-conflict Assessment, Clean-up and Reconstruction
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a compilation of the various activities undertaken by UNEP in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. Its objectives are i) to provide a complete description of the various activities undertaken by UNEP in Iraq between 2003 and 2006; ii) To make an objective assessment of the impacts of UNEP’s intervention; and iii) To document the lessons learned by UNEP in implementing activities in a complex situation such as Iraq.


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Environmental Problems of the Marine and Coastal Area of Sri Lanka: National Report - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 74
United Nations Environment Programme

This report reviewing the status of the coastal and marine environment in Sri Lanka, together with similar reports from other countries in the South Asian Seas Region will provide an overview of the situation regarding this environment in the region for the preparation of an action plan directed towards the protection and management of the Seas of South Asia.


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Vital Water Graphics: An Overview of the State of the World's Fresh and Marine Waters
United Nations Environment Programme

Through a total of 40 graphics, together with accompanying texts arid maps, Vital Water Graphics highlights how the quantity, quality and availability of fresh and marine waters play a major role in determining levels and patterns of poverty, land degradation, pollution, sanitation, health, and rural and urban development around the world.


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Climate Change 1994 : Radiative Forcing of Climate Change and an Evaluation of the IPCC IS92 Emission Scenarios - Reports of Working Groups I and III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, forming part of the IPCC Special Report to the first session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The scope of the present report covers only those factors which cause radiative forcing of climate change, and includes updated values of Global Warming Potentials. The full range of topics related to climate, including the response of climate to radiative forcing, will be covered in the second IPCC Scientific Assessment, scheduled for publication in 1995.


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Summaries
Rwanda: From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development - Summary Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a summary of the full assessment study, Rwanda: From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development, to which readers should refer for more detailed analysis as well as statistical data and illustrations. Addressed primarily to national decision makers and international development partners, this summary begins byhighlighting the priority areas for intervention together with an implementation strategy. It then outlines the assessment’s overall messages and elaborates on theme and sector-specific findings, which constitute the basis for the report’s technical recommendations.


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Climate Change : Policy Instruments and their Implications - Proceedings of the Tsukuba Workshop of IPCC Working Group III, Tsukuba, Japan, 17-20 January, 1994
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Tsukuba Workshop for the IPCC Working Group III held on 17-20 of January, 1994 at Tsukuba, Japan. It reflects the dual objectives of the Workshop.
The first objective is to provide input to the current IPCC work of preparing for the Secondary Assessment Report, especially materials focusing on the assessment of such policy instruments for preventing global climate change as taxes, subsidies, regulatory measures and joint implementation. The larger part of this volume is devoted to the papers presented by distinguished researchers in these fields, including papers contributed by the lead authors of Writing Team 8 who are responsible for this area.


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