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Planning, designing and implementing policies to control ozone depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol: a handbook of policy setting at the national level
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook provides developing countries with guiding principles and practical advice on planning, designing, implementing and sustaining appropriate and effective policies for complying with the Protocol. This Handbook should be of particular interest to developing countries that are categorised as low-volume consuming countries (LVCs).


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2003
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2002 report of the aerosols, sterilants, miscellaneous uses and carbon tetrachloride technical options committee (ATOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

More than 10 billion aerosol products were used worldwide in 2001, the largest amount on record for this industry. Commercial use of aerosols developed after the Second World War based on the unique properties offered by CFC propellants. However, their use has been phased out so successfully that less than 1 percent of the 2001 production still used CFCs.


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GEO Africa data portal and AEO data working group, 17-20 November 2003, UNEP, Nairobi: meeting report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Africa Environment Information Network (AEIN) initiative is designed to support the Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) process. Among other things, the initiative aims to strengthen organizational networking and capacities related to the management of data and information for the environmental assessment and reporting in the Africa region. A specific short-term objective is to support the implementation of decisions of AMCEN with respect to the AEO preparation process, while strengthening capacity for state of environment (SoE) reporting at the national and sub-regional levels. The UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) is coordinating the technical implementation of AEIN.


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Global Environment Outlook 2003 (GEO 3)
United Nations Environment Programme

The report presents a global overview and also directs a spotlight onto two or three key issues that are considered paramount in each of the seven regional arenas under each of eight environmental themes in turn: land, forests, biodiversity, freshwater, coastal and marine areas, atmosphere, urban areas and disasters. Analysing the most up-to-date and reliable information on these issues reveals the critical trends during the 30-year period - critical trends about the environment, and about the impacts that environmental change have had on people. Perhaps even more importantly, it highlights the evolution of environmental policy responses that society has (or sometimes has not) put in place to ensure environmental security and sustainability. Sustainable development rests on three pillars - society, economy and environment.


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2003