Reports and Books
Ukraine Environmental Performance Reviews
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The Environmental Performance Review of Ukraine started with its preparatory mission in November 1997. This mission resulted in the agreed structure of the review. The team carrying out the review consisted of national and international experts.


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1999
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 31
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1999
GEO
Peru National State of the Environment Report 2000 - GEO Peru
National Environmental Commission (CONAM) - Peru

Assessment of the environment and policy in Peru undertaken by the National Environmental Commission (CONAM). The report examines the country’s natural resources, as well as pressures on these resources (manufacturing, mining and fishing contamination etc.), and provides policy priorities.


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1999
Reports and Books
Environmental impacts of trade liberalization and policies for the sustainable management of natural resources: a case study of Uganda's fisheries sector
United Nations Environment Programme

This project focuses on the environmental and distributional implications and economic instruments for the water sector. The first project's component proposed methodology to assess the costs and benefits of trade liberalization and strategic management response. The second component aimed to development of economic instruments to address current water pricing mechanism shortcomings.


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1999
Reports and Books
How the hotel and tourism industry can protect the ozone layer
United Nations Environment Programme

The information provided by this guide to the hotel and tourism industry in both developed and developing countries is also applicable to shopping centres, visitor centres, office buildings, and sports arenas. The guide will also be of interest to industry associations and government agencies involved in promoting and supporting environmental management activities in the hotel and tourism industry and other services.


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1999
Manuals and Guides
Saving the ozone layer: guidelines for United Nations Offices
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were developed to help identifying equipment that contains CFC and other ozone-depleting substances, decide how best to phase out ODS||minimize loss of ODS during phase out and ensure the new equipment purchased is ODS free.


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1999
Reports and Books
Latvia Environmental Performance Reviews
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The consideration of the EPR report confirmed the strategy that has been applied to Latvian environmental policy and management during the transition period. The inherited acute environmental problems have been tackled essentially on a case by case basis. The long-term solution of the problems will have to be accompanied also by strategic orientations for environmental policy. The development of such orientations in co-operation with both governmental and non-governmental partners is a need also related to the efforts by Latvia to approach European practices of environmental management.


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1999
Manuals and Guides
Recovery and recycling systems guidelines: phasing out ODS in developing countries, refrigeration sector
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of these guidelines is to help developing country governments and industry design and establish recovery and recycling systems and operate them efficiently.


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1999
Reports and Books
Wildland fires and the environment: a global synthesis
Levine, Joel S., Bobbe, Tom, Ray, Nicolas, Witt, Ronald G.

Fire has been an agent of disturbance for thousands of years. Forest and wildland fires have occurred long before the advent of humans, shaping landscape structure, pattern and ultimately the species composition of ecosystems. The ecological role of fire is to influence several factors such as plant community development, soil nutrient availability and biological diversity. Forest and wildland fire is a vital and natural process that initiates natural cycles of vegetation succession and maintains ecosystem viability.


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1999
GEO
Caribbean Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The Caribbean Environment Outlook (CEO) is part of a UNEP project to produce state of the environment assessments for the countries of the Caribbean, Western Indian Ocean and Pacific Islands. The objective of the CEO is to provide information on the state of the environment in the Caribbean, help identify regional environmental concerns and highlight policy priorities.


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1999