Reports and Books
Code of Ethics on the International Trade in Chemicals
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides guidance for private sector parties, complements existing international legal instruments and industry codes in the field. The result of a series of consultative meetings with industry and others, the Code consists of: general provisions (e.g., objective, definitions, exemptions, formal commitment)||general principles (e.g., cooperation, life cycle approach, local community involvement)||guidance for the implementation of the principles (e.g., reducing risk, testing and assessment, quality assurance, classification/packaging/labeling, provision of information, education/training and advertising/marketing)||and suggestions for monitoring and follow-up.


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1994

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The Ecosystems of the Small Islands in the Southwest Pacific (The Sixth expedition of the SS "Callisto"). UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 151
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of this expedition is to compare as large a series of Islands of different climatic conditions, ages, and geological origin as possible. The structure and components of the ecosystem under study were the focus of attention, while their functioning was considered to be of secondary importance This approach determined the use of appropriate research methods, which permitted collection of the maximum possible information on the structure of each area within the relatively brief time spent on its investigation. Obviously the most practical approaches in terms of time expended are the purely descriptive methods of geography||however, such methods are usually subjective, their quality and completeness largely depend on the viewpoint and position of the researcher involved.


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1994

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CEP technical report
United Nations Environment Programme

During the past two decades awareness of the steadily growing pollution of the coastal and marine areas of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) became increasingly apparent. In response to this concern, national research institutions and international organizations have undertaken technical actions as well as the preparation of legal instruments for the prevention and control of marine and coastal pollution within the Wider Caribbean Region.


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1994

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Implications of Climate Change in West and Central African Region: An Overview. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 148
United Nations Environment Programme

Despite the uncertainties that surround the predicted climate change, greenhouse gases seems to have accumulated in the atmosphere to a level that changes may have started already and their continuation may be inevitable. The environmental problems associated with the expected climate change may prove to be among the environmental problems facing the marine environment and the adjacent coastal areas in the near future. This overview report attempts to assess the possible impacts of predicted climate change


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1994