Our Planet
Green Cities - Our Planet Vol. 16 No. 1
United Nations Environment Programme

The battles to eradicate poverty and deliver the Millennium Development Goals will be won or lost by whether we can manage the urban environment effectively and creatively. If we can – as the examples of Dar es Salaam and Bogotá suggest – we will be a long way down the road to truly sustainable development


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2005
GEO
Caribbean Environment Outlook: special edition for the International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action
United Nations Environment Programme

The Caribbean Environment Outlook assesses the state of the environment in the Caribbean SIDS and Low-Lying Coastal States in terms of the environmental concerns identified in the BPOA and the driving forces of the environmental change.


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2005
Rapport sur l’état de l’environnement au Sénégal
Ministere de l'environnement, de la protection de la nature

Le gouvernement du Sénégal, conscient de la relation étroite entre la croissance économique et l’environ - nement dans le processus du développement durable, s’est engagé à renforcer les dispositifs existants, notam - ment en signant et en ratifiant diverses conventions régionales et internationales sur l’environnement. L’engagement personnel de son Excellence, Monsieur le Président de la République, Maître Abdoulaye Wade dans la conception et la mise en oeuvre du volet Environnement du Nouveau Partenariat pour le Développement de l’Afrique (NEPAD), témoigne également de la part de l’Etat du Sénégal, d’une volonté forte d’offrir aux populations un environnement propice à une bonne qualité de vie. De manière spécifique, le Sénégal a mis en place des cadres politiques, législatifs et réglementaires qui se sont traduits par la formulation et la mise en oeuvre de différents plans et programmes dont les plus impor - tants sont le Plan National d’Action pour l’Environnement (PNAE) et le Programme d’Action National de lutte contre la Désertification (PAN/LCD). C’est également, cette préoccupation constante pour le secteur de l’environnement et de la gestion des ressources naturelles qui a amené le Sénégal à placer la problématique environnementale au coeur de sa stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté.


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2005
Serials
Tunza vol. 3 no. 1: green cities
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEPs magazine for youth.


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2005
State of the Environment Report - 2005 - Uganda
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) - Uganda

This report for 2004/05 looks at the drivers of environmental change, the ensuing pressures, the state of the environment, the impacts caused and the responses adopted. New evidence emerging from this report suggests that Uganda’s current pattern of development is unsustainable. Economic growth is being achieved by mining the country’s natural resource capital, particularly soil erosion caused largely by inappropriate crop husbandry, deforestation and livestock management practices. Futher, still this report attempts to put Uganda on the international scene by comparing its perfomance based on certain indices such as genuine savings, living planet and water scarcity. These indices as reported upon in various sections of the report reflect that Uganda performance is still acceptable on international standards. This report also recommends for urgent policy responses in order to have more effective environmental management.


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2005
Reports and Books
Close of an open dumpsite and shifting from open dumping to controlled dumping and to sanitary land filling: training module
United Nations Environment Programme

A policy shift from open dumping to sanitary landfilling has implications on local preparedness to operate and manage a landfill as well as on how the current dumpsites will be abandoned. Consequently, there is a need to build and enhance the technical and management capacities of local authorities. In recognition of this need and as part of UNEP global effort to promote environmentally sound technologies, IETC developed training programmes for capacity building. This publication is a training module on solid waste management designed especially for local authorities and their staff.


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2005
Reports and Books
One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication underscores the importance of developing, harnessing and sharing technologies that help provide deeper understanding of the dynamics of environmental change. The words and pictures within these pages also serve as a vivid reminder that this planet is our only current home, and that sound policy decisions and positive actions by societies and individuals are needed to sustain the Earth and the wellbeing of its inhabitants. The information provided in this report will not only be useful in the context of the selected locations, but will also underscore the intrinsic value of the harnessing, visualizing and communicating technologies to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics and impacts of our environmental changes.


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2005
Manuals and Guides
Women, energy and water in the Himalayas: integration of women in planning and management
United Nations Environment Programme

The policy guidelines were developed as part of the pilot project 'Incorporating Needs and Roles of Women in Water and Energy Management in Rural Areas in South Asia-Capacity Building in Rural Areas of the Himalayas'. Women were provided with hands on training on the management of energy and water using the training manual developed by the project. The experiences gained were used to develop the policy guidelines for involving women in water and energy activities at the local level.


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2005
Serials
North-South Partnerships: Developing Sustainability Together. Tunza Vol.3 No. 2
United Nations Environment Programme

'Make Sustainable Development the Future’does not have the same ring to it as a sloganas 'Make Poverty History’. Somebody – maybe a TUNZA reader – needs to come up with a snappy way of making it catch the public imagination. But the two goals are inseparable, and both must be reached within our lifetimes if the world is to have a worthwhile future. We pledge ourselves to do all we can to achieve both of them – and look to our leaders to do the same.


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2005
Reports and Books
Women, energy and water in the Himalayas: training of trainers manual
United Nations Environment Programme

This Manual provides learning tools for carrying out gender analysis, mobilising communities, identifying prioritised needs and solutions, and designing and using gender sensitive participatory action planning in water and energy and other related fields. It draws from a recent project on Incorporating the Needs and Roles of Women in Water and Energy Management in Rural Areas in South Asia.


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2005