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ODS import export licensing systems, resource module phasing out ODS in developing countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a tool to conduct training for the National Ozone Unit, Customs and relevant Government bodies on how to design and establish national import/export licensing systems for ozone-depleting substances and explains the roles of the relevant stakeholders. All parties to the Montreal Protocol have the obligation to establish a licensing system. Such system is a key element of the regulatory framework and supports all other phase-out efforts for ozone-depleting refrigerants within the country’s Refrigerant Management Plan. Training and certification of the customs officers to prevent illegal trade, detect smuggling schemes and identify illegal imports are included.


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1998

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Regional workshop on monitoring and control of ODS consumption for the Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of the workshop was to enable the participating countries to set up and implement efficient legal systems and institutional framework to control and monitor ODS consumption.


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1998

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Feasibility study for a harmonised information management infrastructure for biodiversity-related treaties (1998)
World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This Feasibility Study identified three programmes of work to improve information management: Development of a harmonised conventions information resource Streamlined national reporting to facilitate national reporting to, and implementation of the Conventions Development of a shared lessons-learned network.


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1998

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The World List of Threatened Trees
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable management are internationally recognised as vital global concerns. Identification of the components of biodiversity and the threats they face are important steps in planning for conservation action. Tree species are ecologically, culturally and economically valuable components of biodiversity and their conservation is essential to the well-being of people in all countries of the world. With increasing general pressures on ecosystems and selective pressures on species, it has become apparent that many tree species are threatened with extinction. Information on the degree and extent of threat has, however, previously been scattered and scarce. The World List of Threatened Trees presents the results of the first survey of the conservation status of trees species worldwide. Assessment of the conservation status of the world's tree species is a major task given the overall number of trees believed to exist. The world's tree flora is estimated to total around 100,000 species.


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1998

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Industry, freshwater and sustainable development
United Nations Environment Programme, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

This report is a joint publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It is meant to serve as an example of cooperation between an international governmental organization and a business group in disseminating information on fresh water, a subject of vital importance to human survival and socio-economic development. Seldom do individuals consider the many uses of this irreplaceable resource drinking water, cooking, cleaning, growing food and livestock, fisheries and aquaculture, industry, recreation, power generation, transport of goods, and aesthetics


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1998