Reports and Books
Desk study on the environment in Iraq
United Nations Environment Programme

This Desk Study has been prepared by UNEP as a contribution to tackling the immediate post-conflict humanitarian situation in Iraq, and the subsequent rebuilding of the country's shattered infrastructure, economy and environment. It is intended for a wide audience and includes information likely to be of value to many of the stakeholders involved in shaping the future of Iraq.


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2003
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Desk study on the environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this desk study is to outline the state of the environment and identify major areas of environmental damage requiring urgent attention. It is based on a review of available, relevant studies and interviews with officials and experts. It lists priorities and proposes recommendations to solve environmental problems. The Desk Study addresses environmental issues identified as the most vital for the environment in the region.


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2003
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Evaluation of environmental impacts in life cycle assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides an introduction to the workshop topics, a report of these two workshops, and some resources for further information. It has been published with the kind support of US-EPA. Our goal with this publication is to bring the overall issues, and the specific discussions and outcomes of both workshops to a broader audience. We in UNEP hope that this publication, as well as our other activities, will help to raise awareness of life cycle approaches around the world and assist in their effective implementation.


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2003
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Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: 2002 assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

In the following chapters, new information on the effects of increased UV radiation will be discussed in more detail, with special attention given to the role of interactions between ozone depletion and climate change.


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2003
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Afghanistan: Post-conflict Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP’s post-conflict environmental assessment illuminates Afghanistan’s current levels of degradation, and sets forth a path that the country can take towards sustainable development. It warns us of a future without water, forests, wildlife, and clean air if environmental problems are not addressed in the reconstruction period.


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2003
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Studies of EIA practice in developing countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is a companion volume to the UNEP Environmental Impact Assessment Training Resource Manual. It contains a series of case studies of EIA ( and elements of SEA ) practice in developing and transitional countries. As with the Manual itself, EIA centres and training institutions in developing countries are invited to take ownership of the case studies, and to further develop them for use in their region or country.


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2003
Reports and Books
Switched on: renewable energy opportunities in the tourism industry
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication explores how clean and renewable forms of energy can sustainably power the tourism industry. It provides the latest information on solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass (plant and animal matter) resources. It demonstrates how tourism businesses powered by renewable energy can reduce environmental impacts, generate benefits for local communities and, often, lower costs.


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2003
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Report of the? technology and economic assessment panel: HCFC task force report
United Nations Environment Programme

In Decision XI/28, the 11th Meeting of the Parties requested the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel to study and report by 30 April 2003 at the latest on the problems and options of Article 5(1) Parties in obtaining HCFCs in the light of the freeze on the production of HCFCs in non-Article 5(1) Parties in the year 2004. This report should analyse whether HCFCs are available to Article 5(1) Parties in sufficient quantity and quality and at affordable prices, taking into account the 15 per cent allowance to meet the basic domestic needs of the Article 5(1) Parties and the surplus quantities available from the consumption limit allowed to the non-Article 5(1) Parties. Parties would consider this report at their 15th Meeting in the year 2003.


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2003
Reports and Books
Afghanistan: Post-Conflict environmental assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents facts on the state of the environment, specific findings concerning the urban environment and the natural resources if Afghanistan and recommendations on how to improve environmental conditions and policies.


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2003
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Santiago
Universidad Catolica de Chile

El informe GEO SANTIAGO analiza la situación medioambiental de la ciudad de Santiago de Chile, capital de Chile y de la Región Metropolitana de Santiago. La Región está localizada en el centro del territorio nacional y se divide en seis Provincias las cuales son: Chacabuco, Maipo, Melipilla, Santiago, Talagante y Cordillera. A su vez, éstas se subdividen en Comunas.


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2003