Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Reports and Books
Aerial Survey of the Destruction of the Aberdare Range Forests
United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya Wildlife Service, Rhino Ark

The main goal of the aerial survey was to provide factual information on the type, magnitude and location of the main threats to the forests of the Aberdare Range. It will help stakeholders to determine the effectiveness and weaknesses of current management practices and to adopt new policy and management decisions for the long-term conservation of the forests.


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2002
Reports and Books
Monitoring Ambient Air Quality for Health Impact Assessment
World Health Organization

This publication can assist national and local agencies responsible for protecting public health from the adverse effects of ambient air pollution and for monitoring ambient air quality. It continues a series of monographs prepared by the Regional Office that present an overview of modern methods and allow optimum efforts to create environments supporting the health of the population of the European Region.


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2002
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Aerial Survey of the Threats to Mt. Kilimanjaro Forests
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Foundation, Kenya Wildlife Service, University of Bayreuth, Wildlife Conservation Association of Tanzania.

This aerial survey report highlights some destruction of natural resources on Mt. Kilimanjaro. The report shows the type and extent of forest destruction that has taken place so far in the Forest Reserve, most of which are directly attributable to human activities.


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2002
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Biodiversity indicators for integrated environmental assessments at the regional and global level: feasibility study on data availability of six biodiversity indicators
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

As a "Collaborating Centre for Integrated Environmental Reporting, Assessments and Forecasting" of UNEP, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM), is developing methodologies for integrated environmental assessments at the regional and global level. To describe and assess the impacts on biodiversity and the use of biological resources, RIVM has identified a preliminary core set of six biodiversity and use indicators. WCMC has been asked to assess the availability of data that might support these indicators. Interim results of this feasibility study were adapted and elaborated upon in a discussion paper "Biodiversity indicators for integrated environmental assessments at the regional and global level" of July 1995. The comments of several experts in various parts of the world will be used to further improve the core set of indicators. The intention is to publish the discussion paper in a technical report series of UNEP and to test and improve the indicators by means of pilot studies to take place in 1996 and 1997.


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1996
Reports and Books
Aspects environnementaux des transports urbains: Principes de base adaptés à L’organisation des transports en zones urbaines dans le respect de l’environnement
United Nations Environment Programme

Las principes directeurs étabiis par le Département Industrie at Environriement du PNUE s'inscrivent done dans un processus de diffusion percnanente d'informations techniques rpondant au mieux aux exigences de la protection de l'environnement. Le présent document, le troisièrne d'une série traitant exclusivement des problèmes de transport, mérite d'être lu dans l'optique des deux premiers, intitulés: "Principes directeurs environnementaux concernant l'automobile at son utilisation" (PNUE, Paris, 1981) et "Principes directeurs environnementaux concernant les véhicules à moteur diesel" (PNUE, Paris, 1984).


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1986
Reports and Books
Animal Genetic Resources: Cryogenic Storage of Germplasm and Molecular Engineering - Proceedings of the Joint FAO/UNEP Expert Panel Meeting, October 1983 Part 2
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

In 1983, FAO and UNEP created an Expert Panel of 36 eminent scientists to advise on Animal Genetic Resources Conservation and Manage-ment. The first meeting was held in Rome in October 1983, at which work in progress was evaluated, and recommendations made for the next few years. The meeting addressed 4 topics: i) Conservation by management; ii) Animal genetic resources data banks, iii) Training methods in animal genetic resources, and iV) Cryogenic storage of germplasm and genetic engineering. The Proceedings provide an overview of the work currently in progress and visualized for the near future.


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1984
Reports and Books
Action Plan for Managing the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific region. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 29
United Nations Environment Programme

The Action Plan is intended to provide a framework for environmentally sound planning and management, suited to the needs and conditions of the countries and people in the region, and to enhance their own environmental capabilities.


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1983
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Aspects écologiques de l’industrie des pâtes et papiers: Etude technique
United Nations Environment Programme

L'industrie des pates et papiers est l'un des principaux secteurs industnels retenus afin d'être examiné. Des consultations ont été entreprises avec des experts nommés par les gouvernements, l'industrie et des organisations internationales gouvernementales et non-gouvernementales et se sont concrétisées par un séminaire, tenu a Paris en mars 1975, au cours duquel ont été évaluées les solutions disponibles, les questions majeures et les issues possibles en matière de recherche et de développernent permettant de résoudre ces problèmes écologiques. Ce rapport présente une synthèse de l'évaluation qui a été effectuée et souligne les aspects techniques des problèmes écologiques associés a l'industrie des pâtes et papiers.


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1977
Reports and Books
Women and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication makes the often hidden links between women and the environment visible, with an explicit focus on the gender-related aspects of land, water and biodiversity conservation and management. UNEP hopes that Women and the Environment will inspire the environmental and sustainable development community to better understand the importance of gender, and to integrate a gender perspective across all of its work.


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Reports and Books
Certification and Sustainable Fisheries
United Nations Environment Programme

The main concern of this paper is a consideration of the hypothetical and actual benefits of certification and eco-labelling. The paper focuses on environmental certification of capture fisheries (rather than social and/or aquaculture certification), and has a strong focus on developing countries.


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