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Assessing human vulnerability to environmental change: concepts, issues, methods and case studies
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents concepts, issues, methods and case studies relating to human vulnerability to environmental change. Assessments of vulnerability can provide an important guide to the planning process and to decisions on resource allocation at various levels and help to raise public awareness of risks.


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2003
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Afghanistan Wakhan Mission: Technical report
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The mission was commissioned by the United National Environmental Programme (UNEP), as one of five missions visiting a selection of environmentally important locations in Afghanistan with purpose of making an initial post-conflict environmental assessment. Emphasis was placed on visiting the Big Pamir because in the late 1970s that section of the Wakhan had been designated as a National Park and an area of special interest and conservation management, due to its unique wildlife, in particular the famous Marco Polo wild sheep (Ovis ammon polii).


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GEO Africa data portal and AEO data working group, 17-20 November 2003, UNEP, Nairobi: meeting report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Africa Environment Information Network (AEIN) initiative is designed to support the Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) process. Among other things, the initiative aims to strengthen organizational networking and capacities related to the management of data and information for the environmental assessment and reporting in the Africa region. A specific short-term objective is to support the implementation of decisions of AMCEN with respect to the AEO preparation process, while strengthening capacity for state of environment (SoE) reporting at the national and sub-regional levels. The UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) is coordinating the technical implementation of AEIN.


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2003
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2002 report of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps technical options committee (RTOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

In the last decade, the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry made tremendous technical progress and complied with the Montreal Protocol through phasing out CFCs and, in several applications, HCFCs as well. The mobile air conditioning and the domestic refrigeration industries have shifted rapidly from CFC-12 to non-ODS refrigerants. Other applications, such as chillers and commercial refrigeration, have shifted from CFCs to HCFCs and HFCs or other fluids. The requirement to phase out CFCs and eventually other ODS, along with considerations to reduce global warming impacts, has spurred unprecedented transitions. Differences in timing and in choosing options between countries have been influenced by regional and national regulations.


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