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GEO Brasil 2002
IBAMA Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambientee dos Recursos Naturais Renovveis

This report of the GEO Brazil Water Resources presents a set of essential information and recommendation for public policy formulation and implementation. It aims to promote sustainable access and conservation of water resources and better governance by fostering sustainable water resources management, and contributing toward regional and global initiatives for ensuring the protection of such resources.


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2002
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2002 report of the methyl bromide: technical options committee (MBTOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

The Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) was established by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to identify existing and potential alternatives to methyl bromide (MB). This Committee, in particular, addresses the technical feasibility of chemical and non-chemical alternatives for the current uses of MB, apart from its use as a chemical feedstock. MBTOC reports to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) which advises the Parties on scientific, technical and economic matters related to the control of ozone depleting substances and their alternatives. MBTOC members have expertise in the uses of MB and its alternatives. At December 2002 MBTOC had 34 members||10 (29%) from developing and 24 from developed countries and coming from 9 Article 5(1) and 10 non-Article 5(1) countries respectively.


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2002

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Evaluation of urban pollution of surficial and groundwater aquifers in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

The project on urban pollution of surficial and groundwater aquifers in Africa is a joint activity developed in collaboration between UNEP, as the lead agency of the project and UNESCO, as partner for the implementation of the project. Furthermore, the project was realized, in collaboration with UNCHS/Habitat (UNCHS/Habitat is actually implementing a project on Water for African cities which includes six African cities) and ECA who have been involved as regional and political partners. The project proposal supports the UNEP freshwater assessment activities in order to provide training and relevant information as well as suitable data for arid and semi-arid countries in an area of crucial importance in terms of freshwater resources management.


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2002