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The State of the Environment 1985: Environmental Aspects of Emerging Agricultural Technologies – Population and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

In compliance with Governing Council decision 12/3 C of 28 May 1984, two closely interrelated topics are considered in the present report: environmental aspects of emerging agricultural technologies and population and the environment. The report reviews the present state of affairs in each of the two areas and studies possible future developments. It also outlines some recommendations designed to make it possible to achieve sustainable agricultural development to feed a growing world population, and to control rapid population growth to reduce increasing pressures on the world's limited natural resources.


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The State of the Environment 1986: Environment and Health
United Nations Environment Programme

This report aims to show that the achievement of sustained development, the promotion of health, and the rational use of the environmental resources are absolutely inseparable. Disregard one and, sooner or later, the other two will collapse. If the envi- ronment is abused, both health and development suffer; people become ill from envi- ronmental diseases, and development - which depends on the use of environmental resources - fails. Similarly, if nations do not develop, poverty condemns their people to continued disease, debility and early death, and drives them to destroy their environ- ment in their desperate attempt to survive. Finally, ill-health is itself an enormous drain on resources, sick people are less productive, and are often driven to do further environ- mental damage. In such matters, as the late Barbara Ward used to say, "everything connects".


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The State of the Environment 1988: The Public and Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

If the public is well-informed about environmental issues through the media, properly consulted, and encouraged to participate in decision-making, it is likely to accept the need for change quickly—and, in doing so, support the action of Governments or force them to act. Women have a particularly important role to play in this process in both developed and developing countries. Often the first to suffer from unsustainable development and environmental degradation, frequently the first to campaign for change, women are at the leading edge of the struggle for development in harmony with the environment


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Appui a la Mise en Oeuvre de la Phase Preparatoire Partie II: Analyse du Contexte Institutionnel et Politique, PEI Burkina Faso, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

La présente étude s’inscrit dans le développement d’un programme « Initiative Pauvreté et Environnement » pour le Burkina Faso (IPE-Burkina) visant à (i) mieux intégrer les liens Pauvreté-Environnement dans le nouveau cadre de référence national qu’est la SCADD, les politiques sectorielles et les processus de budgétisation associés et (ii) à accompagner la mise en œuvre par le développement d’outils et le renforcement des capacités - notamment au niveau institutionnel (décideurs politiques et services techniques des différents ministères). Ceci en vue d’améliorer les conditions environnementales, sociales et économiques dans une optique de développement durable au Burkina Faso.


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The State of the World Environment 1989 - UNEP/GC.15/7/Add.2
United Nations Environment Programme

The present report has been prepared in compliance with that decision. The report highlights the developments that took place since 1987 and as such, it compkments the 1987 state ofthe world environment report. Two topics that have been receiving world-wide attention have been selected for in-depth treatment. These are: (a) possible climatic changes due to increase in emission of carbon dioxide and other trace gases—known as the greenhouse gases—and the environmentakonsequences ofsuch changes and(b) hazardous wastes and their management.


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Environment and Poverty Reduction in Rwanda: An Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

How serious are the environment and human development concerns in Rwanda? Are the concerns of rapid economic growth compromising sustainable development and the reduction of poverty in the long run? Have past policy performances depended at least partly on unsustainable use of the environment to promote economic growth? If so how? Can a change of approach and outlook serve better the desire for economic growth with sustainable development? Can the physical and human development in Rwanda be better used for poverty reduction? How?


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The State of the Environment in Qatar
United Nations Environment Programme

In the course of discussions carried out during my visit to Qatar in April, 1983, it was recommended that the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia should assist the Permanent Environmental Protection Committee (EPC) of Qatar by commissioning a study on the environmental situation In Qatar to identify priority areas that should be addressed by the EPC in the biennium 1984/1985. This recommendation was further elaborated and approved during the official visit of Dr. Mostafa K. Tolba, Executive Director of UNEP, to Qatar in November,1983.


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The State of the World Environment 1987
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the past five years, there has been a marked improvement in the quality of the data base in certain fields and in our understanding of some environmental phenomena like the possible depletion of the ozone layer or the possible climatic changes due to increases in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. At the same time, however, there are still startling gaps and a particular lack of reliable quantitative information about the environment in the developing countries.


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Evaluation of Pilot Ecosystem Assessments in Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The purpose of this evaluation is to assess how relevant, effective, and efficient these pilot assessments have been in line with the PEI objective of mainstreaming environment into country level development planning and budgeting processes. More specifically, WRI has been encouraged to focus the evaluation on the following three issues: i) Assessment arrangements, assessment process, terms of references, and assessment methods; ii) Capacity building and knowledge transfer; and iii) Results and impacts of the three pilot ecosystem assessments.


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The State of the World Environment 1991
United Nations Environment Programme

The world's population reached 5.3 billion in 1990 and is expected to grow by another one billion to reach 6.3 billion by 2000. About 93 per cent of this population growth will be in the developing countries. Although there has been marked progress in improving health conditions throughout the world in the 1980s, enormous gaps remain between the rich and poor in developed and developing countries, and especially between the two groups of countries.


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