Tagged on: Latin America and the Caribbean

Herramienta de Parámetros de Referencia de la Reciclaje de las Baterías Ácido de Plomo Usadas
International Lead Association

Presentation at the Regional Workshop on the Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries


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2016
XX Meeting of the Forum of the Ministries of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean 28-31 March 2016; Cartagena, Colombia Decision 3:Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This decision among others, requests UNEP to systematize the new experiences on environmental education which embrace comprehensive approaches and ascribing these experiences to the Network, for building the future Work Plan 2016-2018, and to coordinate the development of the ETN- LAC workplan for the period 2016-2018, including the identification of responsible people, actions, timeline, indicators, necessary financial resources, as well as synergies with other programmes and regional and subregional initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean on environmental education.


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2016
GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

This regional Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report,the fourth for Latin America and the Caribbean (with theprevious GEO regional assessment for LAC published in2010), places emphasis on identifying some of the mostworrying and persistent threats to the region through anenvironmental lens, but also on the achievements, successstories and opportunities in the region.


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2016
Workshop on Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries: An Introduction
United Nations Environment Programme

Presentation at the Regional Workshop on the Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries, Guatemala City, Guatemala


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2016
GEO
ملخص عمليات التقييم الإ قليمية في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية لبنامج البيئة
United Nations Environment Programme

GEO-6 تلخّص هذه المذكرة النتائج الرئيسية والرسائل المتعلقة بالسياسات المستقاة من التقييمات الإقليميّة في الطبعة السادسة من توقعات البيئة العالمية في مناطق برنامج الأمم المتحدة للبيئة الست (أفريقيا، آسيا والمحيط الهادئ، أوروبا، أمريكا اللاتينية والكاريبي ، أمريكا الشمالية وغرب آسيا) بناءً عى القرار 1/ 4 لجمعيّة الأمم المتحدة الأولى للبيئة يشمل كل تقييم إقليمي مراجعة لأولويّات الاقليميّة، ووضع البيئة في المنطقة، والتوجّهات الأساسيّة التي ستؤثّر على بيئة المنطقة في المستقبل، وتقييماً للأفعال اللازمة لدفع المنطقة نحو مستقبل أكثر استدامة. وستوفّر النتائج بيانات أساسية للتقييم العالمي لتوقعات البيئة العالمية وللمنتديات والعمليات الإقليمية والوطنية ذات الصلة وقد حازت التقييمات الإ قليميّة على تأييد سلسلة الاجتماعات الإ قليميّة التي عُقدت في مارس/آذار وأبريل/نيسان 2016 وضمّت الفريق الاستشاري الحكومي الدولي من أصحاب المصلحة الرفيعي المستوى الأعضاء في


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2016
Compte-rendu de la Reunion - Parties Contractantes (COP) au Protocole relatif aux zones et à la vie sauvage spécialement protégées (SPAW) dans la grande région Caraïbe
United Nations Environment Programme
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2014
Update on the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM) and Its Major Activities
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

During the 2012-2014 biennium, the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Management (CaMPAM) Network and Forum
developed and implemented several activities, funded primarily with resources from the project "Regional Support for
the Caribbean Challenge Initiative: Networking, Consolidation and Regional Coordination of MPA
Management”, provided by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and the SPAW programme.


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2014
Reports and Books
UN-REDD Rules of Procedure and Operational Guidance
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

The present document is an update of the UN-­‐REDD Rules of Procedure approved at the First Policy Board (March 2009) to reflect subsequent Policy Board decisions that amended those rules. Please note that this refers exclusively to the Rules of Procedure (pages 5-­‐9 only). The Operational Guidance (pages 10-­‐14) has not been amended.


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2014
Reports and Books
Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network

This report is the most detailed and comprehensive study of its kind published to date – the result of the work of 90 experts over the course of three years. It contains the analysis of more than 35,000 surveys conducted at 90 Caribbean locations since 1970, including studies of corals, seaweeds, grazing sea urchins and fish. The results show that the Caribbean corals have declined by more than 50% since the 1970s. But according to the authors, restoring parrotfish populations and improving other management strategies, such as protection from overfishing and excessive coastal pollution, could help the reefs recover and make them more resilient to future climate change impacts. Key findings of the report: There has been a dramatic decline in Caribbean corals of more than 50% since the 1970s. The decline is not uniform and correlates only weakly with local extreme heating events, instead being mainly attributed to the severity of local stressors, in particular tourism, overfishing and pollution. Whilst climate change has badly affected Caribbean corals and continues to be a major threat, well-managed reefs have bounced back suggesting that climate change is not the main determinant of current Caribbean coral health and that good management practices can save larger areas of reef if tough choices are made. Loss of the two main grazers, parrotfish and sea urchin, has been a key driver of coral decline in the region as it breaks the delicate balance of coral ecosystems and allows algae to smother reefs The massive outbreak of coral diseases and mass die-off of sea urchin close to the Panama Canal suggest that the order-of-magnitude increase in bulk shipping in the 1960s and 1970s has introduced pathogens and invasive species that have since spread in the Caribbean. Recommendations made in the report: 1.,, Adopt conservation and fisheries management strategies that lead to the restoration of parrotfish populations and so restore the balance between algae and coral that characterises healthy coral reefs||2.,, Maximise the effect of those management strategies by incorporating necessary resources for outreach, compliance, enforcement and the examination of alternative livelihoods for those that may be affected by restrictions on the take of parrotfish||3.,, Consider listing the parrotfish in the Annex II and III of the SPAW Protocol (The Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife) in addition to highlighting the issue of reef herbivory in relevant Caribbean fisheries fora||4.,, Engage with indigenous and local communities and other stakeholders to communicate the benefits of such strategies for coral reef ecosystems, the replenishment of fisheries stocks and communities


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2014
Southeast Pacific Data and Information Network in Support of Integrated Coastal Area Management (SPINCAM) (IOC-UNESCO/Flanders/CPPS
Julian Reyna

Presentation at the Technical workshop on selecting indicators for the state of regional seas


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2014