Baseline report
The Global BCH Capacity Building Project: Learning from Experience
United Nations Environment Programme / Global Environment Facility

The UNEP-GEF project for Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House has been enabling countries to successfully meet their obligations as Parties to the Protocol by building capacity and helping to set-up national systems for BCH participation since 2004. Lessons from Experience: The Global UNEP-GEF BCH Capacity Building Project captures lessons from this project which has helped 123 countries effectively participate in the Biosafety Clearing House through a network of trained regional advisors and a peer reviewed modular training package. The document captures early lessons from the implementation of the BCH project (Phase I). One of these has been the value of establishing a Regional Advisors system, since this has led to better acceptance of advice from experts by Encouraging language and cultural compatibility, similar work ethics and work styles. Another lesson has been the importance of developing peer-reviewed training tools that can be combined in multiple ways, depending upon the workshop objective and participants, in order to create dynamic and targeted training possibilities.


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Reports and Books
Cambodia Mercury Inventory Report
Ministry of Environment, Kingdom of Cambodia

This mercury inventory report provide based useful information for governmental ministries, private companies, civil society, and stakeholders with responsibilities for the management and using of mercury and help them in promoting improvement of human health care and environment protection in Cambodia.


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2008
GEO
Perspectivas de Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Holguín
Cuba, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente Cuba

El Informe GEO Holguín ha evaluado de forma integrada las relaciones entre el medio natural, el construido y la sociedad como parte del ecosistema urbano, a partir de los componentes que evalúa la matriz PEIR con énfasis en sus áreas de influencia, las que están inclusive fuera de los límites urbanos. Las condiciones del contexto socioeconómico actual no es posible evaluarlos hoy sin un análisis de la evolución histórica de la ciudad y su entorno físico geográfico.


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2008