Reports and Books
Technical Advisory Paper No. 2 - Goals and Targets for Global Water Quality Assessment: UNEP GEMS/Water Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

The present paper represents the “corporate view” of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on global water quality monitoring, and the most salient issues facing GEMS/Water. It forms the basis for determining partnership activities: on one hand, the most constructive ways in which partner organizations can contribute to the successful implementation of core activities; and, on the other hand, the best ways for meeting partners’ data and service needs.


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Handbook on integrated assessment of trade-related measures: the agriculture sector
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook on Integrated Assessment of Trade-related Measures: The Agriculture Sector (hereafter the Handbook) contributes to UNEP's work in this area, moving towards goals that were set out at the WSSD. It also builds on UNEP's past work on IA presented in its Reference Manual on the Integrated Assessment of Trade and Trade-Related Policies (hereafter, the Reference Manual) and incorporates lessons learned from UNEP's Round I and Round II country studies, a number of which focus on agricultural commodities.


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2005
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One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication underscores the importance of developing, harnessing and sharing technologies that help provide deeper understanding of the dynamics of environmental change. The words and pictures within these pages also serve as a vivid reminder that this planet is our only current home, and that sound policy decisions and positive actions by societies and individuals are needed to sustain the Earth and the wellbeing of its inhabitants. The information provided in this report will not only be useful in the context of the selected locations, but will also underscore the intrinsic value of the harnessing, visualizing and communicating technologies to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics and impacts of our environmental changes.


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2005
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Legal assistance for the elaboration and adaptation of national legislation for the effective implementation of the Basel Convention in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro
United Nations Environment Programme

The main goal of the project was to assist to the three Balkan countries in implementation of Basel Convention and relevant obligations into national legislation. All three countries are served by BCRC Bratislava and they are Parties to the Basel Convention (Bulgaria from 1996, the FYR Macedonia from 1997 and Republic of Serbia and Montenegro from the 2000). In spite of that, the hazardous waste management legislation was developed on different levels. In addition, the legislation often was not in compliance with the Basel Convention requirements. All countries' reports (attached) started with information on current national situation in hazardous waste management legislation, including analysis of the existing status through activities done by the project and recommendations.


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2005

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