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UNEP 2012 annual report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2012 Annual Report details UNEP's wide-ranging activities in what proved to be the most momentous year in the organizations history. At Rio+20, Heads of State and governments decided to strengthen and upgrade UNEP. This was followed by the adoption of a resolution at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly later in the year that granted UNEP universal membership and called for increased resources. The report details UNEPs work across its six thematic areas: Climate Change, Disasters and Conflicts, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Governance, Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste, Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community, showcasing dozens of collaborative initiatives that drive the agenda of international environmental governance.


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Annuaire sur l’Environnement et les Ressources Naturelles du Sénégal
Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable - Senegal

Toujours engagé résolument dans une dynamique réelle d’élaboration et de mise en oeuvre de politiques et programmes dont l’objectif ultime est d’améliorer durablement les conditions et le cadre de vie des populations, le Sénégal a successivement élaboré plusieurs documents de planification stratégique importants tels que le PNAE, le PAN/LCD, la Stratégie de Croissance Accélérée et le DSRP II entre autres. La mise en oeuvre de ces plans et programmes requiert cependant l’utilisation de données fiables, pertinentes et actuelles. Ceci se traduit par une demande en informations, notamment sur l’environnement et les ressources naturelles, de plus en plus importante du fait, entre autres, des fortes pressions sur des ressources dans un contexte de changement climatique. C’est dans ce cadre que le Ministère en charge de l’Environnement élabore la troisième édition de l’«Annuaire sur l’Environnement et les Ressources Naturelles du Sénégal» dont la mise à jour doit être périodique de manière à prendre en compte les changements intervenus afin de mettre à la disposition des utilisateurs une base de données actualisées sur l’état de l’environnement du pays. D’où l’objet de la présente réactualisation des données sur l’Environnement et les Ressources Naturelles au Sénégal dont la coordination est assurée par le Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE). Pour cela, le CSE a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec plusieurs directions techniques et instituts de recherche ayant des informations pertinentes sur l’environnement et les ressources naturelles


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Seychelles in figures - 2013 edition
National Bureau of Statistics - Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles consists of over 116 islands scattered over 1 million square kilometres of sea in the middle of the Western Indian Ocean. The Seychelles archipelago is divided into two distinct collections: the Mahe group, 43 islands in all, granitic with high hills and mountains and the outlying islands||and the coralline group numbering 73 or more for most part only a little above sea‐level. Mahe the most important island lies between 4 degrees south latitude and 55 degrees east longitude. It is 27 kms long and 11kms wide rising abruptly from the sea to a maximum altitude of 905 metres in the mountain of Morne Seychellois. Two other islands of major importance as regards to size and population are Praslin, 33.6kms from Mahe, and home to the unique Coco de Mer and La Digue 48kms away, with its bullock cart transport and the only remaining sanctuary of the \"veuve\" ‐ the Seychelles Paradise flycatcher. In spite of the close proximity of Seychelles to the Equator, the climate is healthy. The shade temperature varies little throughout the year and the hottest months being March to April and the collest being July and August. The rainfall varies considerably from island to island and from year to year. Most of the rainfall occurs during the hot months when the northwest trade winds blows. The islands are outside the hurricane zone and thunder storms are rare and mild when they do occur. There is some evidence that Seychelles islands were known and visited as long ago as the 8th and 9th centuries. More recently in the 15th and 16th centuries, they were spasmodically inhabited by pirates but it was not until the middle of the 18th century that the first settlers established themselves on Ste Anne island in 1770.


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Environment Operational Directions 2013–2020
Asian Development Bank

In the context of Strategy 2020 and in the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), ADB prepared the report Environment Operational Directions, 2013–2020. The report aims to provide a coherent overview of its environment operations and to articulate how it will step up efforts to help the region achieve a transition to environmentally sustainable growth or green growth. Building on ADB sector and thematic plans, this paper provides a brief review of recent ADB experience in environment operations, and identifies effective approaches for the development of “greener” country partnership strategies, investment projects, and associated knowledge and technical assistance activities. The paper is aligned with key elements of relevant ADB sector and thematic operational plans, particularly for sectors where environmental sustainability is a priority. These include the Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan, the Urban Operational Plan, the Water Operational Plan, the Energy Policy, and the Sustainable Food Security Plan, as well as the Climate Change Strategic Priorities.


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