Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Programme/policy document
Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso Ministry of Environment

This document describes the national SCP programme of Burkina Faso


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2010
Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Targeting a Theme in Environmental Assessment: Human Vulnerability Due to Environmental Change
United Nations Environment Programme
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2010
Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Lier l’évaluation environnementale intégrée aux politiques
United Nations Environment Programme
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2010
Reports and Books
Women and natural resources in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

Afghanistan’s women contribute enormously to the management of the country’s natural resources, and therefore to sustaining both rural and urban livelihoods. They fulfill several roles, from providing agricultural labour, cultivating fruit and rearing livestock, to collecting wood and maintaining the family unit through cooking, cleaning and child care.


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2009
Reports and Books
Resource Augmentation by Tapping Renewable Resources and by Utilizing Waste in Viet Nam
United Nations Environment Programme

Rapidly growing countries are facing challenges on two fronts. Firstly, they need to ensure continuous availability of resources to support rapid industrialization and improved living standards. Secondly, they have to control pollution from industrial and municipal sources. To address both of these challenges with one strategy, UNEP implemented the project in the sugar industry in Viet Nam to harvest rainwater, to reuse wastewater and to convert organic waste into compost. Rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse reduced the demand for freshwater and it also helped to reduce the quantity of wastewater to be discharged. This, in addition to environmental benefits, also helped the sugar industry to save on the fees for obtaining freshwater and on the charges for discharging wastewater. Compost from organic waste in sugar industry helped their farmers, who supply sugarcane, to reduce their costs for buying fertilizer. The project was implemented in partnership with the Viet Nam Cleaner Production Centre. The local partners and technical staff from the sugar industry were trained to undertake designing and implementation of environmentally sound technologies for rainwater harvesting, wastewater reuse and composting.


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2008
Reports and Books
Protected Areas of the World: a review of national systems. Vol 4: Nearctic and Neotropical
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The present work. Protected Areas of the world: A review of national systems, is the first attempt by WCMC to compile a world-wide survey of protected area systems. The book is organised into national (or occasionally sub-national) accounts, each comprising a description of the national protected areas system, accompanied by a summary list and map of protected areas. The book is divided into four volumes, with volume one covering the Indomalayan, Oceanian, Australian and Antarctic realms, volume two the Palaearctic realm, volume three the Afrotropical reahn, and volume four the Nearctic and Neotropical realms. The first three volumes were released at the World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas, held at Caracas during February 1992, whilst the fourth volume was presented as a draft. This enabled WCMC staff, who attended the Congress, to obtain comments, corrections and additions from the numerous experts from the Neotropic and Nearctic regions who were present in Caracas. This volume therefore, drawing on this new source of information, completes the series. Publication of such a book serves two purposes. First, it provided extensive background information on the protected area systems of the world, relevant to several plenary sessions and workshops at the IV World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas. In particular, it was a contribution to the third plenary session The Contributions of Protected Areas to Sustaining Society: A Global Review. Secondly, and perhaps more significantly, it is also part of the process of information collection and verification. Feedback from protected areas professionals, and others familiar with protected areas, is therefore both welcomed and encouraged, because only by a continual process of review and update can we present a true picture.


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2008
Reports and Books
Best Practices for Organic Policy: What Developing Countries Can Do to Promote the Organic Agriculture Sector
United Nations Environment Programme

This study recommends that developing-country Governments should generally focus on playing a facilitating rather than a controlling role. They should engage in dialogue with their organic sectors to identify their most pressing needs and consider conducting an integrated assessment of the sector. Integrating organic agriculture into overall agricultural policies and poverty reduction strategies, and building organic agriculture supply capacities through education, research, extension services, local and regional market development and export facilitation, are key to realizing the benefits that organic agriculture offers.


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2008
Reports and Books
Green Jobs: Towards Sustainable Work in a Low-Carbon World
Worldwatch Institute (Michael Renner) and Cornell Labour Institute (Sean Sweeney, Jill Kubit)

The following report, produced by Worldwatch Institute (September 2008), has compiled evidence of green jobs available currently and how a 'green' economy could create and transform jobs in the future. Split into three broad sections, the report covers a wide scope of issue such as what is counted as a 'green' job, the availability of green jobs now, concerns over quantity and quality, policies that should be established to regulate green jobs, economic stimulus through green jobs and measures to ensure a 'Just Transition'. The report concludes with a list of the present flourishing green job sectors, though cautions that while the potential is there for further green job growth, the challenges are still formidable.


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2008
Programme/policy document
Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme for Cairo City
Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre

This document describes the SCP programme of Cairo


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2008
Programme/policy document
National Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production for Mauritius
Mauritius Ministry of Environment and National Development

This document describes the SCP programme of Mauritius


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2008