Reports and Books
Technical Advisory Paper No. 2 - Goals and Targets for Global Water Quality Assessment: UNEP GEMS/Water Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

The present paper represents the “corporate view” of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on global water quality monitoring, and the most salient issues facing GEMS/Water. It forms the basis for determining partnership activities: on one hand, the most constructive ways in which partner organizations can contribute to the successful implementation of core activities; and, on the other hand, the best ways for meeting partners’ data and service needs.


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Ecosystem and Human Well-Being - Biodiversity Synthesis
World Resources Institute (WRI)

This report synthesizes findings from the MA global and sub-global assessments on biodiversity and human wellbeing. All of the MA authors and Review Editors have contributed to this draft through their contributions to the underlying assessment chapters on which this material is based. Five additional synthesis reports were prepared for ease of use by other audiences: general overview, UNCCD (desertification), Ramsar Convention (wetlands), business, and the health sector. Each MA sub-global assessment will also produce additional reports to meet the needs of its own audience.


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2005
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World atlas of great apes and their conservation
United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes - chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western gorilla. It gives a thorough background on ape behaviour and ecology for each species, including detailed habitat requirements, the apes' ecological role, and the possible consequences of their decline. Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apes all fall into the endangered or critically endangered category of the IUCN Red List. This atlas offers a full description of the threats, current conservation efforts, and additional protection needed for each species across its entire range.


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2005
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Legal assistance for the elaboration and adaptation of national legislation for the effective implementation of the Basel Convention in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro
United Nations Environment Programme

The main goal of the project was to assist to the three Balkan countries in implementation of Basel Convention and relevant obligations into national legislation. All three countries are served by BCRC Bratislava and they are Parties to the Basel Convention (Bulgaria from 1996, the FYR Macedonia from 1997 and Republic of Serbia and Montenegro from the 2000). In spite of that, the hazardous waste management legislation was developed on different levels. In addition, the legislation often was not in compliance with the Basel Convention requirements. All countries' reports (attached) started with information on current national situation in hazardous waste management legislation, including analysis of the existing status through activities done by the project and recommendations.


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2005

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