Tagged on: Latin America and the Caribbean

Reports and Books
Directory of Environmental Education Institutions, Programmes and Resource People in the Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This directory is intended to assist in building foundations for continuing environmental education and public awareness programmes in the region, thus providing the support needed for the satisfactory implementation of the Caribbean Action Plan adopted under UNEP sponsorship in Montego Bay, Jamaica (6-8 April 1981) * and the subsequently signed Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena de Indias, Colombia 21-24 March 1983).


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Reports and Books, GEO, Summaries
GEO Health: City of São Paulo: Green and Healthy Environments Project – PAVS: Summary and Lessons Learned
United Nations Environment Programme, City Government of São Paulo, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)

This publication seeks to provide Green and Healthy Environments Project (PAVS) managers, regional agents, community leaders and policy formulators in the city of São Paulo with the results and recommendations of the application of this approach in the hope that they will provide valuable inputs for designing differentiated, efficient action strategies and continuous improvements to each area in which it is used.


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Reports and Books
The State of Marine Pollution in the Wider Caribbean Region - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 36
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, which took place in Stockholm, 5-16 June 1972, adopted the Action Plan for the Human Environment, including the General Principles for Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution. In the light of the results of the Stockholm Conference, the United Nations General Assembly decided to establish the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to "serve as a focal point for environmental action and co-ordination within the United Nations system" (General Assembly resolution 2997(XXVII) of 15 December 1972). The organizations of the United Nations system were invited "to adopt the measures that may be required to undertake concerted and co-ordinated programmes with regard to international environmental problems", and the "intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations that have an interest in the field of the environment" were also invited "to lend their full support and collaboration to the United Nations with a view to achieving the largest possible deqree of co-operation and co-ordination". Subsequently, the Governing Council of LJNEP chose "Oceans" as one of the priority areas in which it would focus efforts to fulfil its catalytic and coordinating role.


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Guideline
Variables Ambientales en la Medición Multidimensional de la Pobreza: Guía Práctica y Ejemplos de America Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

El documento presenta una guía didáctica con una propuesta práctica para la incorporación de las variables ambientales más relevantes para cada país en los sistemas de medición de pobreza; esta guía consiste en una propuesta de doce pasos, ilustrados a través de ejemplos prácticos.


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Implications of Climate Changes in the Wider Caribbean Region - CEP Technical Report 03
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

This report presents a study emphasizing the marine and coastal environments of the Wider Caribbean Region and the implications brought on by climate change. The study has a scope limited to a sailor’s view of the coastline, reefs, passages, harbours, deltas, estuaries, deep waters of the Caribbean Sea, the northeast coast of South America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida-Bahamas region of the Ocean. This perspective presents challenges involving meteorology, oceanography, geology, economics, sociology, medicine, law, and ecology.


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Common Guidelines and Criteria For Protected Areas in the Wider Caribbean Region: Indentification, Selection, Establishment And Management - CEP Technical Report 37
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The following guidelines are not intended to replace the extensive theoretical and methodological information and the national policies of each country that exist on the planning and management of protected areas. Rather, ISTAC is urging the Governments to consider these guidelines as basic tools to be applied according to the natural and socio-political characteristics of each country and in keeping the provisions of Article 7 of the Protocol.


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Coastal Tourism in the Wider Caribbean Region: Impacts and Best Management Practices - CEP Technical Report 39
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The tourism product in the Wider Caribbean is largely dependent on the natural resource base; that is, on the physical environment. The traditional marketing approach of selling “sand, sea, and sun” has created a mind-set that has resulted in the concentration of tourist facilities in the coastal areas of the islands.


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Convenio para la protecciôn y el desarrollo del medio marino en la Region del Gran Caribe: Protocolo relativo a la cooperacion para combatir los derrames de hidrocarburos en la Region del Gran Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

De conformidad con Ia resolución 2997 (XXVII) de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, se establecio el PNUMA como purito central para las actividades relacionadas con ci medio ambiente y para la coordinación en esa esfera dentro del sistema de las Naciones Unidas


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