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Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use for Improved Human Nutrition and Well-being
United Nations Environment Programme
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Water Resources Development and Vector-borne diseases in Kenya: Proceedings of a Seminar on Water Resources Development and Vector-Borne Diseases in Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization

At the end of the 1980s the troubled relationship between the biosphere of planet Earth and the man-driven process of economic development came to the foreground as the key topic in international discussions almost independent of which subject, they were addressing. At the beginning of the 1990s sustainability has become the bottom line of deliberations in bilateral and multilateral fora on specific development issues as well as on development at large.


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Meera Lathmarajah: Pollution and the marine environment in the Indian Ocean - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 13
United Nations Environment Programme

This report attempts to provide a general idea of the sources, levels and effects of marine pol1utante in the Indian Ocean as well as the existence and extent of marine pollution monitoring systems at present available in the area. It is intended to serve as a source document for eventual programmes relating to pollution monitoring and its combatting in the Indian Ocean Area.


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Joint FAO/WHO Food and Animal Feed Contamination Monitoring Programme: Summary of Data Received from Collaborating Centres 1977 to 1980 Part A Countries
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization

Residue data on several contaminants (organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, lead, cadmium, and aflatoxins) in selected foods were collected from designated Collaborating Centres in twenty countries during a preliminary or development phase of this contaminant monitoring programme. These data are given in this document for each Collaborating Centre according to the contaminant analyzed in the food selected. The data include that submitted in the initial stage of the programme which was reviewed in the Summary Report


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Global Mercury Waste Assessment: Review of Current National Measures
United Nations Environment Programme

The Minamata Convention on Mercury mandates that mercury waste be managed in an environmentally sound manner, taking into account the guidelines developed under the Basel Convention, and in accordance with requirements to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties. The United Nations Environment Programme, through its International Environmental Technology Centre, conducted this Global Mercury Waste Assessment, which included fact-finding missions to almost 30 countries. The assessment describes the current mercury waste management practices in these countries, and provides a basis for understanding the size and nature of the gap between current practices and the environmentally sound mercury waste management envisioned in the Minamata Convention. The central finding is clear: The gap between the provisions of the Minamata Convention and the current mercury waste management practices is wide.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume VIII: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Infoterra: 15 Years of Making a Difference - Exchange of Environmental Experience Series No. 4
United Nations Environment Programme

The series, entitled Exchange of Environmental Experience, grew out of a recognition that a great deal of valuable experience on the environment was being shared through the INFOTERRA network, and perhaps much of this information warranted a wider audience. The substantive information given to one user upon request might be of interest to others.

This volume of the EEE series "INFOTERRA 15 Years of Making a Difference " aims to convey to the public a number of success stories of the INFOTERRA network and its impact on sustainable development.The success stories related here have been submitted by the involved INFOTERRA national focal points and researched by the staff of the INFOTERRA Programme Activity Centre as completely as resources have permitted.


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An Environmental Impact Assessment Framework for Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, Commonwealth Secretariat, Earthcare Africa

This environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework attempts to provide broad guidelines to help African countries integrate environmental concerns in their National Development Strategies (NDS) through appropriate political, social and economic structures. In some cases, NDS may need to be completely overhauled to give equal considerations to the environment in the march towards sustainable livelihoods and development. It is envisaged that this framework will provide the necessary direction in the mobilization of national human, institutional and technical capacities and resources. The focus of this framework is on development approaches that address sustainable livelihoods of Africa's populations within the context of sound environment management.


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Environmental Baseline Study forthe Proposed Expansion of the UNSOA Logistics Base, Mombasa, Kenya, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this environmental baseline study (EBS) is to identify, assess, and document the initial environmental conditions on the site. The results from the EBS will be able to serve as a future reference point (baseline), as the EBS is to be periodically updated for the location. In addition to internal use within the mission, the baseline study is also to be held on file for possible use, when required, in discussions withthe host country, regarding damage or pollution claimed to have been caused by the mission.


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Background Historical of the Mt. Kulal Region of Kenya - IPAL Technical Report Number A-2
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this study was to document the various pressures and influences which have been
exerted on the Project's study area both from within it and from the larger Lake Turkana region. This will assist in more accurate projection by the IPAL of the long-range, trends and temporary
fluctuations in environmental change as well as in the human and stock populations. In addition it will provide another perspective to the present research undertakings on the ecology of the area.


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