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Reports and Books
Dugong : status report and action plans for countries and territories
United Nations Environment Programme

The dugong (Dugong dugon) is the only herbivorous mammal that is strictly marine, and is the only extant species in the Family Dugongidae. It is listed as vulnerable to extinction at a global scale by The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The dugong has a large range that spans some 37 countries and territories and includes tropical and subtropical coastal and island waters from East Africa to Vanuatu, between about 26° north and south of the Equator. The purpose of this document is to present a global overview of the status of the dugong and its management in the various countries in its range. We aimed to provide comparative information that will enable individual countries to develop their own, more detailed, conservation plans.


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2001
Reports and Books
National training on good practices in refrigeration: a support guide for nous
United Nations Environment Programme

Applying good practices in the refrigeration servicing sector can significantly reduce the emission of ozone-depleting refrigerants. As part of Refrigerant Management Plans, such training programmes target service technicians who install, commission, service, maintain, repair, retrofit or decommission refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. This training module provides the information needed by the technicians in order to ensure good practices efficiently.


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2001

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Annual Reports
Asian Environment Outlook
Asian Development Bank

The people of Asia and the Pacific are paying a heavy toll for the region's environmental degradation in human health and economic terms. But the environmental decline can be stopped. The Asian Environment Outlook 2001 (AEO) provides the blueprint for doing that. This report: provides in-depth policy analyses of salient environmental issues common to many of ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) presents the results of analyses of past economic development policies and their impacts on the environment provides a set of entry points as a framework to improve the environmental performance and help reduce poverty in the Asia and Pacific region recommends specific actions to policymakers for achieving environmentally sustainable development provides insight into the state of the environment in the Asia and Pacific region: rapid environmental degradation, associated poverty issues, and lack of political will to remedy environmental issues are of continuing serious concern describes a situation of: continuing environmental degradation unhealthy air and water condition escalating demands for energy and other resource inputs increasing certainty that climate change and other global environmental problems will have substantial negative impacts upon the region examines the driving forces that underlie this pattern of environmental decline identifies opportunities within the region to shift the trajectory of economic development to a pathway that is more environmentally sustainable


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2001
Reports and Books
Protecting the ozone layer: solvents, coatings and adhesives
United Nations Environment Programme

Until I990 the use of ozone-depleting substances in industry has increased significantly and has led to the depletion of the ozone layer observed by scientists in the 1980s. New data have revealed that the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer which appears each spring is larger than was originally calculated, and there is evidence of a similar role beginning to form over the Arctic. The serious implications for life on earth and human health have resulted in global action to protect the stratospheric ozone layer.


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2001

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