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Industrial reliance on biodiversity. WCMC Biodiversity Series 7 (1997)
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

While developed countries control most of the world's financial resources, it is the developing world that is home to most of its biological resources. This study provides an overview of the extent to which industry in the developed world relies on the biodiversity of the developing world. The first section of the report reviews the direct consumptive use, with fisheries and forestry the largest components. The remaining chapters examine two specific industrial inputs where biodiversity serves as an information source: the use of wild genetic resources in plant breeding and the use of substances derived from the wild in the pharmaceutical industry. The project was funded under the UK Government Darwin Initiative.


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Aspectos Tecnicos Relevantes para las Negociaciones de la Convencion Internacional para Combatir la Desertificacion en America Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Media Ambiente, de conformidad con su mandato y teniendo en cuenta que los Gobiernos han instado al PNUTvIA a concentrarse, entre otras esferas prioritarias, aI mayor desarrollo del derecho internacional del media ambiente, en particular de convenciones y directrices y la promoción de su aplicación. En este contexto, a través de su Oficina Regional para America Latina y el Caribe convocô a un grupo de expertos no gubernainentales en desertificación, los dias 23 y 24 dejulio de 1993, en Ia Cd. de Mexico, a fin de tratar aspectos técnicos y politicos de interés para los Gobiernos de La region con respecto a los trabajos del Comité Intergubernamental de negociación encargado de elaborar una Convención Internacional para combatir La desertificación en Los palses afectados par sequIa grave o desertificación, en particular en Africa. El documento consta de dos partes centrales. La primera define Ia problemática nacional y regional a pai-fir de proporcionar elementos relativos a los planes de acción para combatir Ia desertificación en los palses participantes en la reunion. La segunda parte resume información concemiente a algunas actividades más relevantes del referido Comité Intergubernamental de negociación y resalta algunas recomendaciones a los Gobiernos de los paIses de America Latina y el Caribe para Ia formulaciOn y ejecUción de planes nacionales de acción contra la desertificaciOn, estableciendo un diagnostico regional y Ia posición regional frente a la Convención Internacional de lucha contra la desertificacion.


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State of the Environment Report - Western Samoa
Tu'u'u leti Taule'alo, Local NEMS Consultant

This document represents a concise but nevertheless comprehensive report on the State of Environment in Western Samoa. The report summarises the current state of knowledge about the environment of Western Samoa.


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Second Ceppol Seminar on Monitoring and Control of Sanitary Quality of Bathing and Shellfish-growing Marine Waters in the Wider Caribbean: Kingston, Jamaica, 9-13 August 1993 - CEP Technical Report 23
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

Among the components of the CEPPOL Programme, Activity 4.4.3 "Monitoring and Control of the Sanitary Quality of Bathing and Shellfish Growing Waters", represents an important effort for the development of a monitoring and research programme that will ensure the sanitary quality of these waters and the development and enforcement of adequate quality criteria and control measures. To this end, and as a preliminary activity within the programme, this seminar was convened in Kingston, Jamaica, 9-13 August 1993, at the Regional Co-ordinating Unit of the Caribbean Environment Programme.


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