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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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Methyl bromide alternatives for North African and Southern European countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is the proceedings of the workshop on Methyl Bromide Alternatives of North African and Southern European Countries that was held from 26-29 May 1998 in Rome, Italy. The publication highlights the key conclusions and recommendations of this international workshop and provides detailed information on effective alternatives to methyl bromide appropriate for the Mediterranean region. It also includes the full paper presentations of the technical experts. The information in this publication will assist methyl bromide users, agricultural organisations and trainers in the Mediterranean region to identify and adopt effective and environmentally sustainable alternatives to methyl bromide. It will also be valuable for policy makers in developing measures and other activities needed to achieve the methyl bromide phase out.


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Overview of Land-based Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine, Coastal and Associated Freshwater Environment in the West and Central African Region - Regional Seas reports and studies no. 171
United Nations Environment Programme

This document Provides a regional overview on land based .


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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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Cleaner production assessment in fish processing
United Nations Environment Programme

A guide to the application of Cleaner Production to the fish processing industry, with a focus on the manufacture of fish fillets, canned fish, fish meal and fish oil at fish processing plants. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of fish processing, and to highlight approaches that industry and government can take to avoid or minimise these impacts by adopting a Cleaner Production approach.


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2000
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Action on ozone 2000
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the fourth edition of Action on Ozone produced by UNEP. The scientific evidence clearly shows the beginnings of a fall in the concentrations of the dangerous chemicals in the lower atmosphere which is now being translated into a similar fall in the stratosphere, where the ozone is destroyed. The ozone layer is predicted to start to recover in the next one or two decades, and should be restored to full health by the middle of the new century.


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2000