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Environment Outlook of Cuba 2000 - GEO Cuba
Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, Cuba (CITMA)

Integrated environmental assessment of Cuba using the GEO methodology. This report was completed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, Cuba (CITMA) in 2001. The report follows the GEO structure, including sections on the environmental situation, existing policy responses and future outlook.


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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
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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
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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
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Estado Ambientale de Goiás - GEO Goiás
Brazil, Ministério do Meio Ambiente

O presente documento busca apresentar o rebatimento, no território do Estado de Goiás, dos impactos resultantes de sua ocupação e utilização em atividades antrópicas, e dos efeitos gerados a partir de políticas públicas e ações do Estado, de agentes econômicos e da sociedade civil.


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2000
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Second ASEAN State of the Environment Report
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The ASEAN State of the Environment Report 2000 (SoER2), the second in the series presents a portrait of the condition of the environment and natural resources in ASEAN. It discusses the socio-economic factors and external pressures affecting the environment and its management. It takes an integrated approach in presenting the facts in line with the concept of sustainable development. The Report highlights what ASEAN has done to protect the environment and to promote sustainable development. It offers a glimpse of the prospects and challenges facing the region. At the same time, SoER2 serves as an authoritative factual manual for all who are engaged in environmental planning and intervention. It should help them to review these initiatives in terms of their impact and the lessons learnt.


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2000
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Decision Time Cloud Forests
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

At a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest workshop held at Cambridge, U.K. in July 1998, 30 scientists, professional managers, and NGO conservation group members representing more than 14 countries and all global regions, concluded that there is insufficient public and political awareness of the status and values of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests (TMCF). The group suggested that a science-based pop-doc could be an effective initial action to remedy this. What follows is a response to that recommendation. It documents some of the scientific information that will be of interest to other scientists and managers of TMCF, but not overwhelming for a lay reader who is seeking to become more informed about these remarkable ecosystems. The purpose of this booklet, therefore, is to: Impart an understanding of what these TMCFs are and how they function, based on the best science currently available, incomplete though that information is||Engender an appreciation of the values of TMCFs and why they are important to humans and our biological consorts on this planet Earth||Develop an awareness of the forces that threaten these ecosystems and cause the losses that are resulting from our resource development activities||Arouse a concern that will influence the way and speed with which research, management, protection and policy are carried out.


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2000
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Overview of the Land-based Sources and Activities affecting the Marine Environment in the East Asian Seas: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 173
United Nations Environment Programme

East Asian seas are bordered by some of the most populous nations in the world and have been undergoing rapid industrialization and social and economic developments. The heavy reliance on marine resources by these countries demand continued vigilance on ensuring the environmental sustainability for the littoral states and for the welfare of the future generation. The Action plan for the protection and sustainable development of the coastal and marine areas of the East Asian Seas region covers coastal and marine areas of Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Viet Nam, Singapore, The republic of Korea and Thailand.


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2000
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Case studies on alternatives to methyl bromide: technologies with low environmental impact
United Nations Environment Programme

Provides methyl bromide users with information that will assist them in selecting commercially available, low impact (i.e., environmentally friendly) alternatives to methyl bromide. This publication is comprised of 18 case studies that illustrate non-chemical alternative techniques successfully used across the globe for major crops/commodities that use methyl bromide. The case studies provide illustrations of a range of biological and non-chemical alternatives.


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2000
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Air quality guidelines for Europe (Second edition)
World Health Organization

This publication can assist national and local agencies responsible for protecting public health from the adverse effects of ambient air pollution and for monitoring ambient air quality. Aiming to prompt good practice in monitoring and health impact assessment, this report describes strategies and methods for providing information on ambient air quality that is adequate for health impact assessment. It discusses the overall requirements for designing and operating networks for monitoring ambient air and a range of air quality models used in comprehensive programmes for air quality assessment and management.


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2000