Tagged on: Harmful substances

Reports and Books
Compendium of Recycling and Destruction Technologies for Waste Oils
United Nations Environment Programme

Waste oil (used oil) is a growing hazardous waste stream closely linked with rapid industrialization and increased automobile use. Recycling and disposal of waste oils is feasible and will not only avoid the negative impacts on human health and the environment but also help to conserve finite resources. A compendium of recycling and destruction technologies for waste oils has been developed.


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2012
Reports and Books
Workshop on bycatch management and low impact fishing
General Board for Fish Resource Development - Iraq

Iraq can be considered one of the marine countries, Situated at the head of the Arabian Gulf. The area of national territorial waters about 900 km 2, from FAW port . this area is characterized by lack of depth waters where the maximum depth is about 15 m and this waters are under effects of tidal currents, where the water levels rises and lowers about 2.40 m. regional coastal waters are directly continued with gulf waters and exchanging with marine waters by tidal movement, as the water flows from Gulf and Karun river to Shatt al-Arab and back, Therefore this area is characterized with high fertility water which attracts fishes for feeding or breeding purposes, few species of these fishes may continue to migrate to internal waters through Shatt al-Arab and marshes.


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2012
Yearbooks and Frontiers
UNEP Year Book 2012: emerging issues in our global environment
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Year Book 2012 shows that we have been experiencing an exceptional level of ecological extremes. However, scientists and policy makers have been making headway on addressing some of the most pressing environmental issues. The 2012 Year Book presents the most important events and developments from the year, gives a picture of the status of key environmental indicators, and also highlights two emerging issues in detail: the benefits of soil carbon and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants. The Year Book is intended to strengthen the science-policy interface by informing interested parties about the most relevant environmental issues.


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2012
Reports and Books
Inventory of Mercury Releases in Tanzania
Vice President’s Office – Division of Environment, Government of Tanzania

The National Mercury Inventory for the United Republic of Tanzania has been developed by the Vice President’s Office – Division of Environment through multi-stakeholders task force. The inventory was made with the use of the


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2012
GEO
State of the Environment Report: Charts and Figures - Portugal
Portuguese Environment Agency

Portugal State of the Environment Report 2012, Charts and Figures.


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2012
GEO
Global Environment Outlook 5: Environment for the future we want
United Nations Environment Programme

In 1995, in support of UNEPs unique mandate within the UN system to keep under review the world environmental situation, (GA resolution 2997 of December 1972), the UNEP Governing Council requested a new, comprehensive report on the state of the world environment (Decision 18/27 C). The tool that UNEP employs to do this is the Global Environment Outlook or GEO. GEO is a process of conducting a global integrated environmental assessment that delivers the best available scientific findings to policy makers so that they can make informed decisions. In this way, the assessment bridges the science and policy realms. GEO is also a product. Using integrated environmental assessment (IEA) methodology, UNEP has produced a series of GEO reports which have analyzed environmental state and trends at the global and regional scales, described plausible outlooks for various time frames and formulated policy options. Each GEO report builds on the assessment findings of its predecessor and also draws from lessons learned on process. The 25th session of the UNEP Governing Council, through Decision 25/2: III, requested the Executive Director to undertake a comprehensive integrated global assessment, the fifth report in the Global Environment Outlook series, GEO-5.


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2012
Summaries
State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2012: Summary for Decision-Makers
United Nations Environment Programme

This Summary for Decision-Makers, together with the main document, State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals—2012 presents information and key concerns for policy-makers on endocrine disruptors as part of the ongoing collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to address concerns about the potential adverse health effects of chemicals on humans and wildlife.


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2012
Reports and Books
Global Chemicals Outlook: synthesis report for decision-makers
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Chemicals Outlook aims to provide a coherent, comprehensive framework for assessing and setting priorities in chemicals policy to stimulate further international attention and action on sound management of chemicals.


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2012
Reports and Books
Mining, development and environment in Central Asia: Toolkit Companion with case studies
Zoï Environment Network, University of Eastern Finland, Gaia Group Oy

This toolkit companion is an illustrated overview of the trends and challenges in environment, mining and development of the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia. It focuses on environmental security in the mining sector and highlights selected causes and ingredients of recent mining-related conflicts, the lessons learned and the opportunities for solutions.


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2012
Annual Reports
UNEP 2011 annual report
United Nations Environment Programme

2011 proved a landmark year in which many of the transformational reforms, launched in 2008, really began to bear fruit in terms of a transition to a results-based, more effective and more responsive UNEP. This is a summary of UNEP's work in 2011.


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2012