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Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2001 Update
Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Outlook 2001 Update examines the economic effects of the terror attacks on the United States and its aftermath on developing Asia and the Pacific economies. The 2001 Update: appraises the global economic slowdown, particularly the ICT cyclical downturn in the US that has broadened to other sectors, and describes how it has deepened into a general demand-driven cyclical slowdown, and affected Europe and Japan. carries an extensive analysis of recent economic developments in five Asia and Pacific subregions and 14 developing member countries. highlights the region's macroeconomic fundamentals relative to other regions in the world, which should ride out the global economic slowdown.


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2001
Reports and Books
Green Korea 2001;In pursuit of economic and environmental sustainability
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In the 20th century, a significant portion of humankind achieved remarkable economic growth, which brought great material abundance. In the new century, however, new focus should be placed on the quality of national development and a quality of life that matches economic gains. Meeting these challenges, the President declared a National Environmental Vision for the New Millennium on Environment Day (June 5th) last year and proclaimed that the Republic of Korea will create a community where both humans and our life-giving environment thrive\"


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2001
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2001: Asia's Globalization Challenge
Asian Development Bank

Notwithstanding the less hospitable external environment, the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2001 is cautiously optimistic that the prospects for the Asian and Pacific region remain moderate and will improve by 2002. However, there are significant challenges that the region has to address including taking appropriate policies maintain stable macroeconomy promote prudent financial policies adopt sound regulatory practices There are also significant downside risks in the near-term outlook if the global slowdown persists.


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2001
Reports and Books
Assessment and Promotion of Human Resources for River Water Quality Management
United Nations Environment Programme, Japan Society on Water Management

East Asian countries have been experiencing an economic boom over the past several years. Industrial development and trade are on the rise, fuelled by healthy and vigorous foreign investment. Unfortunately, it is the very same development that hastens the degradation of the quality of life and the environment in these countries. It is in the light of this situation that this project becomes both urgent and important.
Human Resource Development For River Water Quality Management In East Asian Countries' is a collaborative project of the Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE). the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and researchers from East Asian countries. This manual was prepared for the following purposes: 1) to provide an assessment of and a framework for the proper conduct of river water quality management in East Asian countries; 2) to provide an assessment of and suggest adequate procedures for human resource development efforts for river water quality management; and 3) to propose and examine various activities and programs for forging regional cooperation in the area of human resource development for water quality management.


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Project documents
Marine Litter Management: The Approach of Incheon City, Republic of Korea
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides several examples of marine litter management in Incheon, i.e., surveying, collecting and handling marine litter, and fundraising for those activities. Also included are public education and awareness-raising campaigns. The objective of this document is to share a successful example of marine litter management among the NOWPAP member states and with partners outside the region, and to help create a foundation for further co-operation amongst NOWPAP member states for marine litter management in the region.


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National Reports on Atmospheric Deposition of Contaminants into the Marine and Coastal Environment in NOWPAP Region - POMRAC Technical Report No. 1
United Nations Environment Programme

This document summarizes current conditions with regards to atmospheric contaminants being discharged into marine and coastal environments in the NOWPAP region.


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Reports and Books
Marine Litter in the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is intended to provide information for the general public, governments and private sector on the marine litter problem and its solutions in the NOWPAP region. The publication consists of two parts (which were published separately by NOWPAP in 2007):
- Part I: Regional Overview of Marine Litter in the NOWPAP Region; and
- Part II: NOWPAP Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.


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Overview Report III: Existing National, Regional, and Global Regulatory Frameworks Addressing Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
United Nations Environment Programme, International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP)

This report aims to serve as a compendium of information that provides an overview of existing national, regional and global regulatory frameworks and policy initiatives that address EDCs. In particular, the report has a focus on frameworks that explicitly address EDCs (i.e., frameworks that consider both adverse effects and their endocrine causes in the assessment of chemical(s)). Explicit frameworks from countries and regions across five continents are identified and information essential for understanding their basic functioning is summarized (including their scope and general processes, public participation and stakeholder involvement, processes relevant for EDCs, criteria utilized, and data requirements).


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Understanding of Floating Marine Litter Distribution in the NOWPAP Region - MERRAC Technical Report No. 35
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication aims to gather information on the distribution of floating marine litter in the NOWPAP region. The main objective is to understand the current status of floating marine litter in order to identify prospects for effective management and to find solutions to the problem via an analysis of marine litter distribution by amounts, types and sources (origins) and also by mapping hotspots in the NOWPAP region.


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Reports and Books
Integrated Report on Ocean Remote Sensing for the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this report is to provide and share information on the status of Ocean Remote Sensing in the NOWPAP Region, and to address issues to be tackled through activities carried out by NOWPAP Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Centre (NOWPAP CEARAC). To this end, common issues regarding Ocean Remote Sensing in the NOWPAP Region are identified.


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