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Leveraging expertise of civil society in developing countries: communication programme of methyl bromide synthesis report 2004
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication presents the saga of the unique efforts of these NGOs from developing countries. Methyl bromide, a soil fumigant, was included as a controlled substance under the Montreal Protocol in 1997 when for the first time that the agricultural community became engaged in implementation of the Montreal Protocol. At this turning point in the history of Montreal Protocol, OzonAction developed an innovative mechanism to engage NGOs in developing countries that had hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture. Under the Multilateral Fund, OzonAction provided financial assistance and technical guidance to 13 NGOs from as many countries to spark actions to eliminate methyl bromide.


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2004
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Rapid Environmental Assessment of the Tisza River Basin
United Nations Environment Programme

The report notes that the Tsiza river basin ecosystem is regenerating itself after the cyanide accident, with wildlife largely recovering. But, it says more concerted action is needed to address environmental threats or insecurities.


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2004
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Manual for the integrated management of the watershed: ecohydrology and phytotechnology
United Nations Environment Programme - Division of Technology, Industry and Economics - International Environmental Technology Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-DTIE-IETC), United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization - International Hydrological Programme (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization-IHP)

This manual provide examples of ecohydrology and phytotechnology in water resources management||assist decision makers, technical experts and scientists to manage watersheds and related water bodies and facilitates and promotes the better understanding of the opportunities that the application of ecohydrology and phytotechnology.


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Global International Waters Assessment: Brazil Current, GIWA Regional Assessment 39
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of the GIWA region Brazil Current, including drainage basins and their associated coastal/marine zones. Three separate sub-regions have been assessed within the region: the South/Southeast Atlantic Basins, East Atlantic Basins, and So Francisco River Basin. Increased anthropogenic pressures due to economic development and urbanisation in the coastal area have polluted the water environment and caused severe impact on important ecosystems such as coastal plains and mangrove ecosystems. Significant changes in the suspended solids transport/sedimentation dynamics in the river basins due to unsustainable land use practices associated to intense deforestation and damming has caused increasing erosion of coastal zones, siltation of riverbeds, and modified the stream flows resulting in periods of water scarcity and flooding in some basins. The root causes of pollution and habitat and community modification are identified for the bi-national Mirim Lagoon Basin, a transboundary freshwater body shared between Brazil and Uruguay, and Doce River Basin that hosts biomes of global importance. Potential remedial policy options are presented.


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2004
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Informe National Sobre El Estado del Ambiente - GEO Peru
Consejo National del Ambiente, Peru

El informe GEO Peru, tiene como fin servir como un instrumento de gestion con la finalidad de informar sobre la situacion ambiental del pais los responsables de tomar decisiones para el aprovechamiento sostenible del ambiente y de los recursos naturales.


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2004
Reports and Books
Review of the status and conservation actions for CMS concerted action species
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The present report provides rapid reviews of the conservation status and conservation actions undertaken for the 43 CMS Concerted Action Species (Res. Conf 7.1). Information has been chiefly compiled from sources integrated through the CMS Information Management System (CMS IMS). These include internet sites and databases of specialised agencies, as well as data available from the CMS Party Reports Database, and at UNEP-WCMC.


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2004

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