Reports and Books
Resource kit for sustainable consumption and production patterns
United Nations Environment Programme

These fact sheets aim at providing background information on a selection of themes by analysing the environmental and/or social impacts of related activities and featuring examples of good practices around the world. Moreover, they provide a selection of tips for individuals, companies and local authorities to put environmental principles into practice and offer a wide range of websites for further reading. They also highlight UNEP's specific activities related to each topic.


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2004
Reports and Books
Africa environment information network: framework for capacity building in integrated environmental assessments and reporting in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

Framework for capacity building in integrated environmental assessments and reporting in Africa.


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2004
Reports and Books
National Solid Waste Management Strategy for Zambia
Environmental Council of Zambia

This National Solid Waste Management Strategy (NSWMS) is a vital document that proposes integrated approaches to addressing the problem of poor solid waste management, which has had over the years far reaching effects on both human health and also the environment. It is important to note that this strategy will focus on solid waste management but it will however include such wastes as used oils and sewer sludge which may not necessarily be solid.


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2004
Reports and Books
State of the Environment Report - 2004 - Ireland
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Ireland

This third state of the environment report by the Environmental Protection Agency assesses and reports on the quality of Ireland's surface waters, air and natural resources and the impact of the main sectors on these valuable assets.


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2004
Reports and Books
2004 Green Korea;Building an Eco-Community for the 21st Century
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Following the proclamation at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that environment, economy, and society cannot be separated but are inextricably linked, humanity has been working on implementation measures to address major issues of our day such as environmental conservation, poverty eradication, consumption and production patterns, and natural disasters. we believe global collaboration and action are moving us step by step towards the common good of sustainable development.


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2004
Serials
Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Environmental Impact Assessment in Korea
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In the latter half of the 20th century, rapid industrialization and population growth aggravated environmental problems such as the depletion of resources, global warming, and destruction of the natural environment, giving rise to concerns about the loss of nature’s self-purification capacity. However, conventional responses were limited to the regional level, in addition to being both passive and fragmented, and thus insufficient to tackle increasingly complex and diverse environmental problems. More proactive environmental management policies that could address environmental problems in an organized, comprehensive and preventative manner were called for. Accordingly, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was adopted as part of the preventative efforts to create harmony between development and conservation and to consider the environmental effects of development activities in advance.


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2004
Reports and Books
Global International Waters Assessment: Lake Chad Basin, GIWA Regional Assessment 43
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report represents the GIWA Assessment of the Lake Chad Basin, which is located in one of the poorest and most drought prone regions in the world. Climatic variability and poor water governance has threatened the ecological and socio-economic integrity of the region. The past and present status and future prospects are discussed, and the transboundary issues traced back to their root causes. Policy options have been recommended that aim to address these driving issues and reverse the environmental degradation trends witnessed in the region over the past 30 years.


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2004
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Global International Waters Assessment: Indian Ocean Islands, GIWA Regional Assessment 45b
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of the Indian Ocean Islands, one of two oceanic assessments conducted by the GIWA. The region covers the Island States of Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles and the vast oceanic expanses between them. The most important transboundary concern is pollution, particularly solid wastes, which end up in the coastal and oceanic environments causing degradation of ecosystems and considerable economic impacts. Policy options to address the root causes of solid waste pollution are presented and their efficiency, equitability and practicality are discussed.


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2004
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Global International Waters Assessment Patagonian Shelf, GIWA Regional assessment 38
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of Patagonian Shelf and associated river basins. The report focuses on the La Plata River Basin, the second largest watershed in South America, and the South Atlantic Drainage System, comprising basins that drain large arid areas of Argentina and one of the world's largest continental shelves. Pollution in the La Plata River Basin has caused considerable environmental degradation while fishing has changed marine habitats and communities. The root causes of environmental degradation in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone and the Uruguay River Basin, shared by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, are identified and potential remedial policy options are presented


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2004
Reports and Books
Environmental Indicators: Central Asia
United Nations Environment Programme

This report on 'Environmental Indicators for Central Asia' has been prepared to present the trends of twenty nine key indicators on air, water, land and biodiversity. It also presents trends on social and economic conditions through the selected indicators. Data have been collected for each indicator for each country in Central Asia for 1990, 1995 and 2000. This report provides an assessment of economic, social and environmental conditions in Central Asia based on available data and information. Lack of updated scientific database has been a major challenge in preparation of the report.


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2004