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Workshop on sustainable approaches for pest and vector management and opportunities for collaboration in replacing POPs Pesticides, Bangkok, March 6-10, 2000
United Nations Environment Programme,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,WHO

Proceedings UNEP/FAO/WHO Workshop on Sustainable Approaches for Pest and Vector Management and Opportunities for Collaboration in Replacing POPs Pesticides, Bangkok, March 6-10, 2000.


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2000
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Ozonaction newsletter no. 33
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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2000

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Insight on common/key indicators for Global Vulnerability Mapping
United Nations Environment Programme

With growing infrastructures complexity, the world population is facing increasing environmental risks such as water, air and soil contamination due to organic, chemical or nuclear wastes and accidents. Human activities pressures natural habitat through agricultures practices and forest fires, leading to biodiversity losses. The vegetation removal increases the risks of extended floods and soil erosion occurrence. Adding to these human induced threats, natural hazards such as volcanic eruptions, cyclones, floods and earthquakes are causing more and more victims due to higher population densities. In order to prioritise the populations that are facing higher threats, maps showing risks could be a useful tool for decision makers. Whereas for a selected hazard mapping is easy to achieve at a local scale, the question is much more complex and controversial, if we speak of multiple hazards at a global scale. Some elements of discussion and approaches will be discussed in this presentation.


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Decision Time Cloud Forests
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

At a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest workshop held at Cambridge, U.K. in July 1998, 30 scientists, professional managers, and NGO conservation group members representing more than 14 countries and all global regions, concluded that there is insufficient public and political awareness of the status and values of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests (TMCF). The group suggested that a science-based pop-doc could be an effective initial action to remedy this. What follows is a response to that recommendation. It documents some of the scientific information that will be of interest to other scientists and managers of TMCF, but not overwhelming for a lay reader who is seeking to become more informed about these remarkable ecosystems. The purpose of this booklet, therefore, is to: Impart an understanding of what these TMCFs are and how they function, based on the best science currently available, incomplete though that information is||Engender an appreciation of the values of TMCFs and why they are important to humans and our biological consorts on this planet Earth||Develop an awareness of the forces that threaten these ecosystems and cause the losses that are resulting from our resource development activities||Arouse a concern that will influence the way and speed with which research, management, protection and policy are carried out.


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Sustainable development and the future of mineral investment
United Nations Environment Programme

The book aims to reach a wide audience or readers to help explore and analyse how the principles of sustainable development can be extended to mineral enterprises. The content of the book has been maintained at mainly a non-technical level, understandable by readers who are not expert in this specific area, in order to promote a greater understanding of issues surrounding the mineral industries and to stimulate discussion of welfare-enhancing solutions.


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2000