GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Ciudad de México
Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática, México

Este trabajo responde a un pedido de la Secretaria del Medio Ambiente el Gobierno del Distrito Federal Presentación 8 de hacer una evaluación de la Ciudad de México utilizando la metodología GEO. La integración de este informe estuvo a cargo del Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía y Geomática “Ing. Jorge L. Tamayo” (CentroGeo) que pertenece al Sistema CONACYT de Centros Públicos de Investigación, y es centro colaborador de PNUMA para diversos proyectos.


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2003
GEO
GEO Juvenil Uruguay
United Nations Environment Programme (PNUMA), Grupo de Jóvenes en el MERCOSUR, Uruguay

El informe GEO Juvenil Uruguay es el resultado del esfuerzo de cientos de jóvenes uruguayos provenientes de todos sus departamentos por expresar sus opiniones e ideas sobre la situación ambiental en el país. Esta es una publicación única en su género porque combina la voz y las experiencias de la juventud en una evaluación ambiental integrada que refleja un gran sentido de responsabilidad y a la vez de crítica por el cuidado al medio ambiente que caracteriza a los jóvenes uruguayos.


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2003
Reports and Books
Sustainable tourism: the tour operator's contribution
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication showcases efforts to promote environmentally friendly and social responsible tourism in the tour operator's sector. Over 30 case studies, grouped in the key business areas of supply chain management||internal management||product management and development||customer relations||and co-operation with destinations provide an overview of the diverse approaches and tools that tour operators can adopt.


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2003
Reports and Books
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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2003
Our Planet
World Heritage and Protected Areas - Our Planet Vol. 14 No. 2
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Foundation has become the first funding organization to designate the elite World Heritage sites as the explicit focus of its biodiversity work. The increased resources and vigour that it has brought to safeguarding them offers hope that there will be more success stories like the Iguazu National Park.


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2003
Reports and Books
World resources 2002-2004 : decisions for the earth : balance, voice, and power
United Nations Environment Programme

World Resources 2002-2004 examines how we make environmental decisions and who makes them, which is the process of environmental governance. The report argues that better environmental governance is one of the most direct routes to fairer and more sustainable use of natural resources. Decisions made with greater participation and greater knowledge of natural systems-decisions for the Earth-can help to reverse the loss of forest, the decline of soil fertility, and the pollution of air and water that reflect our past failures.


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2003
Reports and Books
Tourism and biodiversity: mapping tourism's global footprint
United Nations Environment Programme

Tourism is often described as the world's largest industry on the basis of its contribution to global gross domestic product (GDP), the number of jobs it generates, and the number of clients it serves. The scale of the industry and the rate at which it continues to grow present both opportunities and threats for biodiversity conservation. The publication, jointly developed with Conservation International, illustrates the overlap between tourism development (present and forecasted) and biodiversity hotspots highlighting tourism related threats and opportunities for biodiversity conservation and improved human welfare. To explore the relationship between tourism development, biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction at the global level, a series of maps were produced that plot tourism and socio-economic data against priority biodiversity areas.


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2003
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Andino
United Nations Environment Programme (PNUMA), Comunidad Andina

El Informe GEO Andino 2003: Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente que presentamos es el resultado de un esfuerzo conjunto entre el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente y la Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina, realizado durante el Año Internacional de las Montañas 2002, momento de gran trascendencia por la importancia que tienen las zonas montañosas en el proceso de desarrollo sostenible en el mundo y en particular en la subregión andina.


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2003
Reports and Books
Trinidad and Tobago: State of the Environment Report 2003
Trinidad and Tobago, Environmental Management Authority

The EMA’s 2003 Annual Report continues a tradition of periodic detailed review of the state of aspects of the environment requiring special attention. Due to the very large and rapidly increasing number of public complaints about noise, the EMA has selected the management of noise for special attention. In the Noise Pollution Control Rules, 2001, Parliament gave the EMA new duties to control ambient noise levels. The 2003 State of the Environment Report is the first attempt to reflect on the experience so far in implementing the new legislation.


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2003
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2003 Update
Asian Development Bank

The analyses of macroeconomic trends, policy developments, and short-term forecasts for the developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank presented in the Asian Development Outlook 2003 (ADO 2003) published in April 2003 are reviewed in this Update. Despite significant economic shocks linked to the conflict in Iraq, higher oil prices, and the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic, growth in the Asia and Pacific region continued to be robust during the first three quarters of 2003. This achievement is remarkable as it occurred despite a weaker than expected recovery in the major industrial countries in the first half of 2003. Hence, the projection for aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2003 is unchanged compared to that made in ADO 2003, and the GDP forecast for 2004 has now been revised upward.


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2003