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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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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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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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Regional Overview of Possible Ecological Quality Objective Indicators for the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides an overview of Ecological Quality Objectives (EcoQOs) in the NOWPAP region, beginning with a history of NOWPAPs approach to EcoQOs and their relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), followed by examples of similar approaches in other Regional Seas programmes and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) of the EU. The document then moves into a description of national approaches by NOWPAP member states to the suggested five NOWPAP EcoQOs, while also highlighting differences in natural and socio–economic conditions, and an analysis of how the suggested EcoQOs could be used in NOWPAP member states. The final section provides recommendations moving forward, in regards to the NOWPAP EcoQOs.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Impact Assessment of a New Town Development Project: The Case Of Gwachon New Town Republic of Korea
United Nations Environment Programme

The study is a result of an interdisciplinary approach of a research team guided by Professor Kwi-Gon Kim, Seoul National Univer-sity. The research team's excellent perceptions of environmental impact assessment problems of a new town development and the role of economic appraisal of environmental protection measures shape the analytical foundations of the study. It is expected that, particularly at this early stage of the EIA process in Korea, this study will be useful to individuals, institutions and agencies working in the field of environmental impact assessment and related areas.


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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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