Tagged on: Republic of Korea

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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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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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Subregional Cooperation for Strengthening Marine Protected Areas in North-East Asia
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

This document contributes to strengthening subregional cooperation to address challenges in protecting the marine environment in Northeast Asia by providing an overview on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in North-East Asia; inadequacies in existing MPA management structures; how MPA networks can be used as a tool to facilitate cooperation; and the launching of a North-East Asian MPA Network.


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Air Quality Management and Assessment Capabilities in 20 Major Cities
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

This report assesses the components required for effective air quality management: the information inputs which are required for decision-making; how these inputs are used and how to measure their comprehensiveness, effectiveness and appropriateness. It is, therefore, an important precursor to developing and improving existing management capabilities.


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Negative Impacts of Marine Litter in the NOWPAP Region: Case Studies
United Nations Environment Programme

These case studies provide concrete evidence of how communities are affected by marine litter, and presents an opportunity for us to contemplate measures that can be taken to mitigate negative effects. Although there are many documents relating to marine litter produced/published by UNEP and other organizations, this report takes a regional perspective to look at the environmental, social and economic impacts of marine litter.


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NOWPAP Regional Oil and HNS Spill Contingency Plan
United Nations Environment Programme

This document outlines the NOWPAP Regional Oil and HNS Spill Contingency Plan, the purpose of which is to provide a framework under which NOWPAP Members may co-operate at the operational level in responding to oil and HNS spill incidents.


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Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity: Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

This report finds that global material use has tripled over the past four decades, with annual global extraction of materials growing from 22 billion tonnes (1970) to 70 billion tonnes (2010). It also provides a new material footprint indicator, reporting the amount of materials that are required for final consumption, which sheds light on the true impact of economies. By relating global supply chains to final demand for resources, the indicator is a good proxy for the average material standard of living in a country. It indicates that the level of development and well-being in wealthy industrial countries has been achieved largely through highly resource-intensive patterns of consumption and production, which are not sustainable, even less replicable to other parts of the world.


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