Reports and Books
Sick Water: The Central Role of Wastewater Management in Sustainable Development - A Rapid Response Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Settlements Programme

With global action and positive momentum towards improving access to safe water and sanitation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), in partnership with the members of UN Water have collaborated to bring together their collective experience and expertise to bear on the challenges posed by illegal and unregulated wastewater.


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2010
Reports and Books
Uganda's Environment and Natural Resources: Enhancing Parliament's Oversight
United Nations Environment Programme

Uganda's natural resource base is one of the richest and most diverse in Africa, resulting in the country's economy relying heavily on goods and services so provided. As part of efforts to ensure effective management of Uganda's environment and natural resources, several policies and institutions have been put in place. Despite these efforts the country's natural resources continue to be degraded, and this jeopardises both individual livelihoods and the country's economic development. Livelihoods in Uganda are inextricably linked to sound natural resource management. It is therefore essential that Parliament, in its oversight and legislative role, ensures that natural resource management is at the centre of good governance and economic development.


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2010
Reports and Books
Outlook Report on the State of the Marine Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands Region
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a summary of current information regarding pressure, state and responses to these threats for the Pacific Islands region, as well as the responses by PICTs in addressing, alleviating and/or mitigating these threats.


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2010
GEO
State of the Environment Report - GEO Belize
Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment - Belize

This report uses UNEP’s methodology for Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA), known as GEO methodology that promotes a participatory and multidisciplinary approach to include the views and inputs of experts and practitioners, in identifying the most relevant environmental challenges and options for action. Indeed, the GEO Belize report was developed through the participation of experts from the academia, NGO´s and inputs from Ministries and their technical bodies whose contributions have converged into a shared view of the main environmental challenges faced by the country.


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2010
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Rivera
Intendencia Departamental de Rivera, Uruguay

El presente informe de las Localidades Urbanas de Rivera es una herramienta que permite identificar y describir los principales problemas ambientales urbanos que se enfrentan a nivel local y sus causas, calificarlos en el tiempo y con relación a su impacto, e identificar los procesos de gestión y las respuestas que los diversos actores requieren adoptar, a fin de contribuir efectivamente al desarrollo sostenible y la calidad de vida de los habitantes.


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2010
Reports and Books
Fourth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus

Cyprus is considered as biodiversity “hotspot” area, as it is the only centre of birds endemism in Europe and the Middle East. Also six out of its 11 wild mammals are endemic and sub-endemic, whereas it is a centre of insects endemism and plant diversity. Consequently, the percentage of Cyprus endemism regarding plants, calculating all the taxonomical levels, is among the highest in Europe.


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2010
Reports and Books
Carbon, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services: Exploring Co-benefits Ecuador
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The benefits of actions to maintain and enhance carbon stocks for climate change mitigation can be increased by taking into account the relationship between the distributions of carbon, biodiversity, and other factors of relevance to REDD+ planning. Here, we present an updated map of biomass carbon stocks in Ecuador and analyses of the relationships between carbon and biodiversity, Protected Areas, indigenous people’s territories, poverty, human population density, and other factors, including potential pressures on carbon and biodiversity. This report presents the result of spatial analyses to support this planning process.


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2010
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Carbon, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services: Exploring Co-benefits Cambodia
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The benefits of actions to maintain and enhance carbon stocks for climate change mitigation can be increased by taking into account the distribution not only of carbon, but of other ecosystem services, such as biodiversity. Here, we map the distribution of carbon stocks in relation to that of biodiversity in Cambodia. Other relevant factors, such as protected area distribution and land management units are also related to carbon and biodiversity distributions. A new map of carbon in Cambodia’s ecosystems has been produced for this analysis. This report presents results from an initial effort to produce such analyses for Cambodia. It includes new data on the distribution of terrestrial carbon stocks in Cambodia and analyses of its relation to areas of importance for biodiversity, Protected Areas and other land management units, and pressures (such as forest cover loss). It is expected that the study will be developed further in collaboration with other institutes and stakeholders.


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2010
Reports and Books
Coverage of protected areas. Guidance for national and regional use
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This guidance document is one of a series produced with the support of the 201 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (201 BIP) to assist Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to track their progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Coverage of Protected Areas has been selected as one of the indicators suitable for assessing progress towards and communicating the 201 Target at the global level. The aim of this document is to provide guidance to support the calculation and interpretation of the Coverage of Protected Areas indicator at the national and regional scales.


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2010
Reports and Books
Malawi State of Environment and Outlook Report
Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment - Malawi Government

The State of Environment and Outlook Report was commenced in 2009 with support from the joint UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative. The 2010 SEOR provides a detailed account of environmental trends and dynamics using an Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) approach based on the DPSIR framework. This allows for continuity with previous reports, and facilitates the assessment of environmental change. It also provides policy analysis and offers analytical frameworks for decision-making.


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2010