Reports and Books
Cleaner production assessment in meat processing
United Nations Environment Programme

A guide to the application of Cleaner Production to the meat processing industry, with a focus on the slaughtering of cattle and pigs at abattoirs. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of meat processing, and to highlight approaches that industry and government can take to avoid or minimise these impacts by adopting a Cleaner Production approach.


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2000
Reports and Books
Cleaner production assessment in dairy processing
United Nations Environment Programme

A guide to the application of Cleaner Production in the dairy industry, with a focus on the processing of milk and milk products at dairy processing plants. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of dairy processing, and to highlight approaches that industry and government can take to avoid or minimise these impacts by adopting a Cleaner Production approach.


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2000
GEO
State of the Environment Report 2000 - GEO Barbados
Ministry of Physical Development and Environment - Barbados

The report is the first major synthesis document of its kind, since the 1992 Barbados National Report to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The purpose of the present report is to provide an assessment of selected key environmental resources, indicators and themes, identified by a wide range of stakeholders to be of vital importance to Barbados, if the goal of sustainable development is to be achieved. The principal themes examined are land resources, energy and mineral assets, freshwater, coastal and marine resources, biodiversity, atmosphere and climate, and waste management. All of these are intrinsically linked to Barbados economic and social development. It is the Government's wish that the report should serve as an accurate source of information to all citizens, as well as international interests. It is also designed to provide a platform on which future analyses can be built and a yardstick against which Barbados' stewardship in the area of environmental resource management can be objectively assessed.


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2000
Reports and Books
Economic Instruments in Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

The importance of economic instruments and other incentives in implementing MEAs is recognized in the text of a number of agreements, and in the discussions and decisions of their respective Conference of the Parties (COP) and other subsidiary bodies. This document looks at the role and importance of economic instruments in the context of three specific biodiversity-related MEAs the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention).


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2000
Reports and Books
Master list of actions on the reduction and-or elimination of the release of POPs
United Nations Environment Programme

This master list consists of actions aiming at reducing and/or eliminating of releases of POPs. The master list should facilitate co-ordination and co-operation between and among activities at the national, regional and international levels in countries and organizations and thereby helping to avoid duplication of efforts and ensuring the efficient use of resources. This document is an evolving list of relevant POPs actions, including those already taken, being conducted, or planned. With the active participation of all countries and organizations, the master list can become a dynamic tool for ensuring co-ordination and complementary actions on POPs. Also this master list will form the basis for input for the Master Plan of Actions.


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2000
Reports and Books
Financing cleaner production: study on past investment practices
United Nations Environment Programme

This study reviews past investment practices in Cleaner Production (CP) in eight developing countries and economies in transition. Its main objective is to understand the main constraints hampering investments in CP and suggest training and other activities to be carried out under the project. It also provides useful conclusions and recommendations for various stakeholders interested in CP and sustainable financing.


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2000
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 33
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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2000
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 35
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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2000
Reports and Books
Protecting the environment from persistent toxic substances
United Nations Environment Programme

Toxic chemicals that persist for a long time in the environment, travel great distances through various media from their point of origin, bio-accumulate in humans and other organisms and are bio-concentrated through food chains are referred to as persistent toxic substances (PTS).PTS are on the priorities of the Contaminant-base Operational Programme of GEF International Waters focal area (OP-10). Building on its historical interests and strengths in the area of chemicals and given its role in the support to the ongoing negotiations for a global POPs convention, UNEP has made a concerted effort to build a coherent portfolio based on strategy paper issued in 1998.


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2000
Reports and Books
Methyl bromide alternatives for North African and Southern European countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is the proceedings of the workshop on Methyl Bromide Alternatives of North African and Southern European Countries that was held from 26-29 May 1998 in Rome, Italy. The publication highlights the key conclusions and recommendations of this international workshop and provides detailed information on effective alternatives to methyl bromide appropriate for the Mediterranean region. It also includes the full paper presentations of the technical experts. The information in this publication will assist methyl bromide users, agricultural organisations and trainers in the Mediterranean region to identify and adopt effective and environmentally sustainable alternatives to methyl bromide. It will also be valuable for policy makers in developing measures and other activities needed to achieve the methyl bromide phase out.


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2000