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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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Energy subsidies: lessons learned in assessing their impact and designing policy reforms
United Nations Environment Programme

This report builds largely on presentations and discussions held during a series of regional workshops on reforming energy subsides, organised jointly by UNEP and the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2000 and 2001. The workshops were largely financed by voluntary contributions for Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.


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2003
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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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Mangroves of East Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a concise account of the available information and current issues facing mangroves in East African countries. It comprises a regional summary of the factors and activities that affect mangroves across East Africa, and a series of reports that focus on South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, the Seychelles, Kenya and Somalia. These country summaries include details of mangrove-related legislation, industries associated with and involving mangroves, and details of how mangroves are utilized by local human communities. Information on marine protected areas that cover mangroves is also provided as are regional and national scale maps.


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2003