Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Impact Assessment in the Western Indian Ocean Region
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these guidelines is to:
- Highlight the issues of concern in the WIO region, especially how transboundary impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems could foreclose future livelihood and development options.
- Provide guidance on how transboundary impacts should be assessed, using Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) tools.
- Advise on how best to develop and/or strengthen legal and administrative instruments in the WIO Region.
This document is primarily intended for people who have to make decisions on environmental issues through the impact assessment process, namely: national, provincial/state and local authorities who comment on impact assessment reports and make decisions about the environment and development. These authorities include, but are not limited to: local authorities, departments or ministries of environment, planning and land use, mines, energy, water, fisheries, agriculture, forestry, housing, roads, tourism, heritage and health.


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2007
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches and Shorelines of the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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Reports and Books
Turkmenistan: Capacity building strategy to implement the UN global environmental conventions
Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan

This edition is the final paper prepared within the Ministry of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan project “Turkmenistan: National Capacity Building Needs Self Assessment” (NCSA). It summaries the results of the thematic reviews and cross assessments of national capacity building needs of Turkmenistan for the purposes of implementation of three global environmental conventions of Rio de Janeiro, and namely, UN Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and UN Convention to Combat Desertification.


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2007