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Environmental Management Strategy and Action Plan
Antigua and Barbuda

Over the last decade, Antigua and Barbuda as well as other OECS Member States have undertaken a number of economic reforms to better prepared them for the existing and emerging global challenges. The change from agriculture to tourism, financial and other service industries has been a positive one for per capita income and wealth for these countries


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2004
Our Planet
Energy - Our Planet Vol. 14 No. 3 2004
United Nations Environment Programme

Access to energy is essential if the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the WSSD Plan of Implementation are to be achieved, and the proportion of the world’s people in poverty is to be halved by 2015.


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2004
Reports and Books
Policy Implementation and Fisheries Resource Management: Lessons from Senegal
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this project is to formulate an action plan that would contribute to a better preservation and promotion of the Senegalese piscatorial resources. The two measures represented in the action plan of this project are a complimentary research on the regulation of resource access for small-scale fishing and the establishment of a discussion forum on fishing regulations.


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2004
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People and Reefs: Successes and Challenges on the Management of Marine Protected Areas - UNEP Regional Seas Report and Studies No. 176
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication contains case studies from four Regional Seas Programmes||Caribbean, East Africa, South Pacific and East Asia on marine environmental protection within the context of the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN).


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2004
Reports and Books
Resource kit on sustainable consumption & production
United Nations Environment Programme

This resource kit on sustainable consumption and production is composed of fact sheets on 12 different topics: advertising, Ecodesign, energies, food, housing, leisure, lifestyles, mobility, NICT , textiles, tourism, water. The fact sheets aim at providing background information on a selection of themes by analysing the environmental and/or social impacts of related activities and featuring examples of good practices around the world.


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2004
Reports and Books
Cold Water Coral Reefs: Out of Sight-No Longer Out of Mind
Andre Freiwald, Jan Helge Fossa, Anthony Grehan, Tony Koslow and J Murray Roberts

UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No 22. Cold-water coral reefs : Out of sight - no longer out of mind describes the various cold-water coral ecosystems and associations together with their known and potential worldwide geographical distribution. Case studies and observations from several locations illustrate the state of these reefs and highlight their vulnerability to threats caused by human activities, which have already destroyed or affected a large number of cold-water coral reefs.


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2004
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Global International Waters Assessment: Caribbean Sea/Small Islands: GIWA Regional Assessment 3a
United Nations Environment Programme, GEF, University of Kalmar, Sweden

This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Small Islands sub-system of the Caribbean Sea region - an area particularly vulnerable to human activities owing to the fragility of the island ecosystems and their limited carrying capacities. Habitat and community modification, as a result of anthropogenic pressures, was found to cause the most severe transboundary environmental and socio-economic impacts in the sub-system. The governments regard rapid economic growth as a priority, which they have failed to balance with the conservation and protection of important ecosystems. The Causal chain analysis discusses the root causes of habitat and community modification by investigating the cause-effect pathways of the concern. Policy options are proposed that aim to provide solutions to these fundamental issues, in order to enhance the management of the region's aquatic environment


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2004
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Global International Waters Assessment: Indian Ocean Islands, GIWA Regional Assessment 45b
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of the Indian Ocean Islands, one of two oceanic assessments conducted by the GIWA. The region covers the Island States of Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles and the vast oceanic expanses between them. The most important transboundary concern is pollution, particularly solid wastes, which end up in the coastal and oceanic environments causing degradation of ecosystems and considerable economic impacts. Policy options to address the root causes of solid waste pollution are presented and their efficiency, equitability and practicality are discussed.


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2004