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Needs Assessment Guidance to develop National Plans for Domestic Wastewater Pollution Reduction
United Nations Environment Programme

The role and responsibility of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to coordinate cooperation among all countries in the region, strengthen national and subregional institutions, coordinate international assistance, and stimulate technical cooperation among countries. In its role and responsibility towards assisting the countries of the WCR to fulfill the requirements of the of the LBS Protocol, the Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU) of UNEP Caribbean Environment Program (UNEP CEP) contracted Tetra Tech EM Inc. to develop this Needs Assessment Guidance document. The goal in developing this Needs Assessment Guidance is that it will serve as a tool for regional governments, as they proceed to fulfill the domestic wastewater requirements of Annex III of the LBS Protocol (Annex III). The Needs Assessment Guidance provides guidance in the development of programmes, plans, and measures to evaluate sewage management needs and lists of options to resolve wastewater discharge impacts. In following this guidance, governments will have the an overview of the how to begin planning to implement the general and specific requirements of Annex III.


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2003
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World trade in Crocodilian skins, 1999-2001. Prepared as part of the International Alligator and Crocodile Trade
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

UNEP-WCMC has previously produced nine reports for the International Alligator and Crocodile Trade Study (IACTS) that have examined the international trade in crocodilian skins from 1980 to 2000. As in the previous reports, the data used in this report have been obtained from the CITES Trade Database that UNEP-WCMC maintains on behalf of the CITES Secretariat, with additional information provided by the Crocodile Farmers Association of Zimbabwe. The present report is intended to update these reports by detailed analysis of information for the years up to 2001. It also attempts to identify problem areas and to recommend, where possible, workable solutions. As in the lACTS report for 2002, this report presents information on trade levels in both classic skins (alligators and true crocodiles) and caimans and also trade in other products such as live animals and meat.


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2003

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Mangroves of East Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a concise account of the available information and current issues facing mangroves in East African countries. It comprises a regional summary of the factors and activities that affect mangroves across East Africa, and a series of reports that focus on South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, the Seychelles, Kenya and Somalia. These country summaries include details of mangrove-related legislation, industries associated with and involving mangroves, and details of how mangroves are utilized by local human communities. Information on marine protected areas that cover mangroves is also provided as are regional and national scale maps.


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2003
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2002 report of the aerosols, sterilants, miscellaneous uses and carbon tetrachloride technical options committee (ATOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

More than 10 billion aerosol products were used worldwide in 2001, the largest amount on record for this industry. Commercial use of aerosols developed after the Second World War based on the unique properties offered by CFC propellants. However, their use has been phased out so successfully that less than 1 percent of the 2001 production still used CFCs.


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2003

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