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
Reports and Books
Trinidad and Tobago: State of the Environment Report 2000
Trinidad and Tobago, Environmental Management Authority

This Report provides an analysis and status of air pollution in Trinidad and Tobago because of the critical importance of air quality in the sustainable management of the environment and human health. Trinidad and Tobago is the most industrialized country in the Commonwealth Caribbean region and suffers the attendant environmental problems associated with the production of oil, natural gas and petrochemicals in addition to rum, soap, paint and wood products. It is not surprising therefore to find a situation in which industrial pollution particularly from oil, gas and the downstream petrochemical industry is a critical environmental issue. Furthermore the fact that Trinidad & Tobago has the highest motorization (vehicles per capita) level in Latin America and the Caribbean results in the transportation sector having a significant impact on air quality. Trinidad and Tobago therefore needs to address the environmental implications of the energy and transport sectors.


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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
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 34
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
Action on ozone 2000
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the fourth edition of Action on Ozone produced by UNEP. The scientific evidence clearly shows the beginnings of a fall in the concentrations of the dangerous chemicals in the lower atmosphere which is now being translated into a similar fall in the stratosphere, where the ozone is destroyed. The ozone layer is predicted to start to recover in the next one or two decades, and should be restored to full health by the middle of the new century.


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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