Reports and Books
Environmental impacts of trade liberalization and policies for the sustainable management of natural Resources: a case study of Chile's mining sector
United Nations Environment Programme

The liberalization process in the Chilean mining sector involved not only tariff reductions, but also changes in the regulatory framework concerning the foreign direct investment regime. The environmental effects analyzed include air and water quality, water use, and biodiversity. Even though it was impossible to provide a quantitative result, an indicative qualitative result provides an insight as to the effects, and the problems and opportunities implied.


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1999
GEO
Chile State of the Environment 1999 - GEO Chile
University of Chile - Centre for Public Policy Analysis (CAPP)

Assessment of the environment and natural resources in Chile undertaken by the University of Chile, Centre for Public Policy Analysis (CAPP). This 409-page report analyses eight key environmental fields as well as the pressures and policies related to these topics.


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1999
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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1999
Policy Brief
Environmental Protection and Pollution Control (Amendment) Act, 1999 - Zambia
Zambia

An Act to amend the Environment Protection and Pollution Control Act


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1999
Reports and Books
Lithuania Environmental Performance Reviews
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The ECE Committee on Environmental Policy included the Environmental Performance Review of Lithuania in its work programme in January 1997. In February of the same year, the preparatory mission for the project was organized, and a team of both national and ECE experts was formed to carry out the review.


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1999
Reports and Books
State of the Environment Report - 1999 - The Legislative and institutional landscape for Protection of the environment in Trinidad & Tobago
Environmental Management Authority (EMA) - Trinidad and Tobago

This report looks at the current situation with regard to environmental legislation and its enforcement. The EMA during 1998 and 1999 conducted an extensive survey into the legislative and institutional landscape to determine the first instance the extent of existing laws relating to environmental protection and secondly, how those laws impact on enforcement, effectiveness, behaviour and interaction among agencies.


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1999
Reports and Books
Cultural and spiritual values of biodiversity
United Nations Environment Programme

Weaving together philosophical, historical, legal, scientific and personal viewpoints, this book gives a rich sample of the vast web which makes up our cultural, spiritual and social diversity. The volume highlights the central importance of cultural and spiritual values in the appreciation and preservation of all life and argues that these values give us a true reflection of worth. It demonstrates how many cultures see Nature as an extension of society, and how sensitive stewardship is an integral part of existence.


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1999
Manuals and Guides
Capacity Building for Integrated Environmental Assessment Assessment and Reporting
United Nations Environment Programme

This document tries to provide accurate assessment of the state of the environment and consequences of policies is critical for effective sustainable development decision making.


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1999
Reports and Books
Checklist of birds listed in the CITES appendices and in EC Regulation 338/97
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

In April 1991, the Nature Conservancy Council for England, Countryside Council for Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage acting together through the Joint Nature Conservation Committee were appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment as the United Kingdom's Scientific Authority for Animals under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES regulates international trade in wild animals and plants and in products derived from them, to help to ensure their conservation on a worldwide scale. The purpose of CITES is to regulate international trade in endangered wild animals and plants and in products derived from them, to help to ensure their conservation on a worldwide scale.


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1999
Reports and Books
Checklist of herpetofauna listed in the CITES appendices and in EC Regulation 338/97
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The intention of this work is to provide a combined list of amphibian and reptile species included in the Appendices to CITES, the Annexes of the European Community (EC) Regulation 338/97, and to list their IUCN (World Conservation Union) conservation status category. This revised edition incorporates additions and amendments to the CITES appendices up to and including those made at the 10 th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Zimbabwe in June 1997 (effective from 18 September 1997). The IUCN status categories given here are those current at the time of preparation, as represented in the 1996 IUCNRed List of ThreatenedAnimals (IUCN. 1996).


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1999