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Tessa and the Fishy Mystery
United Nations Environment Programme

'Tessa and the Fishy Mystery' is part of the Tunza Environmental Series for Children, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). \"Tunza\" means \" to treat with care of affection\" in Kiswahili. UNEP hopes to inspire caring for the Earth through creative literature that sparks the interest and awareness of children, their parents and teachers. See also 'Theo and the Giant Plastic Ball' , 'Tina and the Green City', 'Tore and the Town on Thin Ice' and 'Trishna and the Dream of Water'.


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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Environmental Policies for Fuel Switching
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas have been indispensable commodities for the economy since long ago. Electricity, which is essential to daily life, is mostly generated from these fossil fuels. Fuels for automobiles such as gasoline, diesel oil and gas are also fossil fuels. Steam and heat required for industrial activities are also largely produced from these fossil fuels. In fact, large part of all energy sources, that are crucial to economic activities in households, transportation and industry, comes from fossil fuels. However, among various fossil fuels, coal and oil are basically composed of carbon and contain a large quantity of impurities. Therefore, no matter how high their combustion efficiency may be, air pollutants, including particulate matters(PM), sulfur dioxide(SO2) and nitrogen dioxide(NO2), and global warming substances such as carbon dioxide(CO2) are emitted during the process of combustion. On the other hand, although such gases like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are fossil fuels, their components are different from those of oil and coal and their contents of impurities are lower. Naturally, in the process of combustion, they emit much less air pollutants and global warming substances than coal and oil. Korea has achieved rapid economic growth since the 1970s, mainly driven by heavy and chemical industries. However, because the nation primarily relied on coal and oil as its energy sources, it suffered from air pollution triggered by SO2 and PM.


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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Environmental Impact Assessment in Korea
Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment

In the latter half of the 20th century, rapid industrialization and population growth aggravated environmental problems such as the depletion of resources, global warming, and destruction of the natural environment, giving rise to concerns about the loss of nature’s self-purification capacity. However, conventional responses were limited to the regional level, in addition to being both passive and fragmented, and thus insufficient to tackle increasingly complex and diverse environmental problems. More proactive environmental management policies that could address environmental problems in an organized, comprehensive and preventative manner were called for. Accordingly, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was adopted as part of the preventative efforts to create harmony between development and conservation and to consider the environmental effects of development activities in advance.


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2004
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Ozonaction
United Nations Environment Programme

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


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2004