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Waterbirds on the Edge: first circumpolar assessment of climate change impact on Arctic Breeding water birds
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This first analysis of the likely impact of climate change on biodiversity demonstrates the impact on Arctic waterbirds. The Arctic will be the biome most affected by climate change and hence waterbird species, most of which are entirely reliant on Arctic habitats, are particularly vulnerable.


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2000
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Natural Selection: Evolving Choices for Renewable Energy Technology and Policy
United Nations Environment Programme

The Natural Selection: Evolving Choices for Renewable Energy Technology and Policy is designed to help policy and decision makers to shift human economies to sustainable energy system.


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2000

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Proceedings UNEP chemicals workshop on the management of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins-furans
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP organized a series of eight regional/ subregional awareness workshops to prepare governments and partners for negotiations and encourage action on POP.


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2000

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GEO
State of the Environment Report 2000 - GEO Barbados
Ministry of Physical Development and Environment - Barbados

The report is the first major synthesis document of its kind, since the 1992 Barbados National Report to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The purpose of the present report is to provide an assessment of selected key environmental resources, indicators and themes, identified by a wide range of stakeholders to be of vital importance to Barbados, if the goal of sustainable development is to be achieved. The principal themes examined are land resources, energy and mineral assets, freshwater, coastal and marine resources, biodiversity, atmosphere and climate, and waste management. All of these are intrinsically linked to Barbados economic and social development. It is the Government's wish that the report should serve as an accurate source of information to all citizens, as well as international interests. It is also designed to provide a platform on which future analyses can be built and a yardstick against which Barbados' stewardship in the area of environmental resource management can be objectively assessed.


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2000

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Urban Air Quality Management Toolbook
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Settlement Programme

The Handbook presents the air quality management process in a systematic sequence ofactivities. This sequence, referred to as the Environment Planning and Management (EPM)process, is based on the experience of cities around the world and represents a realisticapproach to the complex tasks of urban environmental planning and management.


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2000
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Economic Instruments in Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

The importance of economic instruments and other incentives in implementing MEAs is recognized in the text of a number of agreements, and in the discussions and decisions of their respective Conference of the Parties (COP) and other subsidiary bodies. This document looks at the role and importance of economic instruments in the context of three specific biodiversity-related MEAs the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention).


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2000