Reports and Books
Promoting resource efficiency in small and medium sized enterprises: industrial training handbook
United Nations Environment Programme

The PRE-SME toolkit builds upon existing knowledge and tools but focuses on making the content aligned with the specific needs and organisational capabilities of SMEs in developing countries and economies in transition. It was first piloted in Ethiopia and Vietnam.


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2010
Reports and Books
The Potential of Bio-fuel in Uganda: An assessment of land resources for bio-fuel feedstock suitability
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) - Uganda

Bio-fuel production is roofing in Uganda amidst problems of malnutrition and looming food insecurity, and environmental degradation. Meanwhile, controversy surrounds the sustainability of bio-fuels as source of bio-fuel in Uganda with proponents and opponents having convincing reasons. There is concern that bio-fuel feedstock production is likely to aggravate food insecurity and environmental degradation. It is also apparent that bio-fuels can provide clean transportation fuel while contributing to rural poverty alleviation. Given the above circumstances, adequate studies are required to determine the amount of feedstock or energy the agricultural and forestry sector can sustainably provide, the adequacy of land resources of Uganda to produce the quantity of biomass needed to meet demands for food, feed, fiber and also to provide energy. This study was conducted under the framework of the National Environment Information Network with a major objective of assessing the suitability of land resources for bio-fuel production and identifying relevant policy options that seek to integrate bio-fuel feedstock production into the land use planning process.


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2010
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UN-REED programme: 2009 year in review
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme

At the global level, the UN-REDD Programme made a number of significant contributions in the area of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV), engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society in REDD+ activities, promotion of the multiple benefits of forests, and strengthening interagency collaboration.


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2010

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Fourth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Cyprus

Cyprus is considered as biodiversity “hotspot” area, as it is the only centre of birds endemism in Europe and the Middle East. Also six out of its 11 wild mammals are endemic and sub-endemic, whereas it is a centre of insects endemism and plant diversity. Consequently, the percentage of Cyprus endemism regarding plants, calculating all the taxonomical levels, is among the highest in Europe.


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2010
Reports and Books
Review of marine turtles legislation in Tuvalu
Mataio Tekinene - National Consultant

This review documents existing legislation and policies as well as the country's participation in international/regional agreements and conventions relevant to marine turtles.


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2010

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