Reports and Books
Water Stress in Europe - Can the Challenge be met?
Europen Environment Agency (EEA), United Nations Environment Programme

Water was chosen as the topic for this first European Environment Agency/United Nations Environment Programme (EEA/UNEP)' State of the Environment Message' because water affects every aspect of human existence and because its availability and quality are severely threatened in many parts of Europe.


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1997
Reports and Books
Surpassing the Montreal Protocol objectives : Ghana success story
United Nations Environment Programme

Success stories on the implementation of Montreal Protocol in Ghana.


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1997
Reports and Books
Guidelines for development of refrigerant management plan
United Nations Environment Programme

The overall objective of a Refrigerant Management Plan (RMP) is to develop and plan a strategy that will manage the use and phase-out of virgin CFC refrigerants for servicing refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.


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1997
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 21
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1997
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 24
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1997
Serials
Ozonaction newsletter no. 23
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1997
Reports and Books
Regional workshop on control and monitoring of ODS consumption for West Asia
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this workshop was to enable the participating countries to set up and implement efficient legal system and institutional frameworks to control and monitor their ODS consumption.


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1997
Manuals and Guides
Making good decisions: how to use UNEP DTIE's OzonAction clearinghouse
United Nations Environment Programme

A short guide that explains how the clearinghouse can support your decision-making for selecting ozone-friendly technologies, products and policies. Describes the step-wise ODS phase-out process and how specific information provided by OzonAction supports each step.


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1997
Reports and Books
State of the world's protected areas at the end of the twentieth century
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

Protected areas are widely held to be among the most effective means of conserving biological diversity in situ (McNeely and Miller, 1984||MacKinnon et ai, 1986||Leader Williams et al, 1990). A considerable amount of resources has been invested in their establishment over the last century or more, with the result that most countries have established or, at least, planned national systems of protected areas. The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent of the world's protected areas globally and regionally and to consider other options for its further strengthening and development during the twenty-first century.


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1997
Reports and Books
Status of the world's transfrontier protected areas
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

Protected areas that adjoin across international boundaries, referred to in this paper as transfrontier protected areas, provide intriguing possibilities for promoting biodiversity conservation across politically-severed ecosystems and species' home ranges, as well as transfrontier collaborative management which may ultimately contribute to international peace. Since 1932, when Waterton/Glacier was jointly declared the first international peace park by Canada and the United States of America, the concept has gained increasingly widespread recognition and application, particularly in the last decade. The first review of transfrontier protected areas was presented to the Border Parks Workshop held in 1988 during the First Global Conference on Tourism - A Vital Force fi}r Peace.


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1997