Reports and Books
The Ecosystems of the Small Islands in the Southwest Pacific (The Sixth expedition of the SS "Callisto"). UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 151
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of this expedition is to compare as large a series of Islands of different climatic conditions, ages, and geological origin as possible. The structure and components of the ecosystem under study were the focus of attention, while their functioning was considered to be of secondary importance This approach determined the use of appropriate research methods, which permitted collection of the maximum possible information on the structure of each area within the relatively brief time spent on its investigation. Obviously the most practical approaches in terms of time expended are the purely descriptive methods of geography||however, such methods are usually subjective, their quality and completeness largely depend on the viewpoint and position of the researcher involved.


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1994
Reports and Books
State of the Environment Report, 1994 - Kiribati
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Development Republic of Kiribati

When the Environment Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Development was given the task of developing the National Environmental Management Strategy (NEMS), a key component of the process was to prepare the State of the Environment Report for Kiribati. The assessment of the State of the environment in Kiribati, measures that are being taken to ensure the health of the environment, the effect of social and economic factors on the environment and predicted trends for the future.


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1994
Reports and Books
State of Environment Report - Tokelau
Mokolio K, Ioone - Atoll Environment Coordinotor- Nukunonu

This State of the Environment Report includes all the environmental problems that have been identified to date in Takelau, as well as serve to illustrate the severity of some of these problems and how we may expect to resolve them. This SOER report has been designed to assist the whole community to increase its environmental awareness as well as its capacity to respond to Takelau's immediate environmental needs.


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1994
Reports and Books
State of Environment Report - Republic of Palau
Demei O. Otobed and losefa A. Maiovo

The report prepared in October 1993 using the information drawn from a range of publications made available in Palau, particulary the Comprehensive Conservation Strategy (CCS) for Palau. The report is divided into 5 parts. 1) Natural environment 2) Human environment 3) Economic and built environment 4) Management of the environment 5) Priority programs


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1994
Reports and Books
Coastal Sensitivity Overview of the Strait of Malacca. Compiled for International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This summary report of the coastal sensitivity of the Strait of Malacca has been compiled as background material for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).


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1994
Reports and Books
Implications of Climate Change in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden: An Overview - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 156
United Nations Environment Programme

This report addresses the regional overviews and site specific case studies on the possible impact of predicted climate change on the ecological systems and socio-economic activities.


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1994
Policy Brief
The National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) - Zambia
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - Zambia

The NEAP provides an overview of Zambia's environmental problems, existing legislation and institutions and strategy options for improving environmental quality. The plan is based on a review of relevant studies and reports, local knowledge at provincial level, and a process of consultation and discussion involving central and provincial governments....


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1994
Reports and Books
Assessment and Monitoring of Climate Change: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 154
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies


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1994
Reports and Books
Code of Ethics on the International Trade in Chemicals
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides guidance for private sector parties, complements existing international legal instruments and industry codes in the field. The result of a series of consultative meetings with industry and others, the Code consists of: general provisions (e.g., objective, definitions, exemptions, formal commitment)||general principles (e.g., cooperation, life cycle approach, local community involvement)||guidance for the implementation of the principles (e.g., reducing risk, testing and assessment, quality assurance, classification/packaging/labeling, provision of information, education/training and advertising/marketing)||and suggestions for monitoring and follow-up.


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1994
Reports and Books
Implications of Climate Change in West and Central African Region: An Overview. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 148
United Nations Environment Programme

Despite the uncertainties that surround the predicted climate change, greenhouse gases seems to have accumulated in the atmosphere to a level that changes may have started already and their continuation may be inevitable. The environmental problems associated with the expected climate change may prove to be among the environmental problems facing the marine environment and the adjacent coastal areas in the near future. This overview report attempts to assess the possible impacts of predicted climate change


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1994