Reports and Books
Caucasus Environment Outlook 2002
United Nations Environment Programme

This first Caucasus Environment Outlook (CEO) is a regional report and the result of work by experts from four countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia. The major objectives of the CEO are to report on the status of the Caucasus environment, identify ongoing socio-economic "driving forces" and offer an integrated look at regional economic and environmental trends and appropriate policy measures for the last 30-year period, in order to analyse changes which have occurred since the Stockholm Conference (1972) to date.


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Industry as a partner for sustainable development: accounting
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

This report tries to throw a new light on the accounting profession and on accounting professionals, by detailing the work that has been done since the early-1990s in terms of identifying the roles and responsibilities of the profession, in terms firstly of environmental issues and latterly in response to the broader sustainability imperative.


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State of the Environment Report - 2001 and 2002, Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI):Provisional Indices and profiles for Trinidad & Tobago
Environmental Management Authority (EMA) - Trinidad and Tobago

This year’s state of the environment report presents in one consolidated text, a review of the environmental vulnerability of Trinidad and Tobago, using an Environmental Vulnerability Index composed of 48 environmental vulnerability indicators. The index focuses on the vulnerability of the environment to natural risks and to humans. It is based on the premise that the vulnerability of the environment to events in the near future can be determined from the calculated probability of their actual occurrence in the recent past. The main strength of the EVI is that it an impartial measure and provides simplified summary information and, also the detailed data required to highlight specific areas of concern for environmental managers, scientists and the general public. It thus helps identify mechanisms that tend to degrade the state of the environment which provide goods (e.g. food, fibre, oxygen) and services (e.g. water purification, waste treatment, pollination, recreation) that support human well-being. The indicators are divided into 5 categories of environmental vulnerability such as meteorological events (6 indicators), geological events (3 indicators), country characteristics (7 indicators), biological factors (8 indicators) and anthropogenic factors (24 indicators). The indicators are scored on a global vulnerability scale of 1-7, where 4 are average and scores 1-3 indicate below average vulnerability while scores of 5-7 indicate above average vulnerability.


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2002
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Integrated assessment of trade liberalization and trade-related policies: a country study on the export crop sector in Nigeria
United Nations Environment Programme

This study attempted to assess the degree of the impacts of trade liberalization and trade-related policies on the environment, and consider the linked social and economic effects using the cocoa sector and rubber sub-sector for the case study.


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2002

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