Reports and Books
Technical background report for the global mercury assessment
United Nations Environment Programme, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

This report presents the latest and comprehensive information of global mercury emissions and releases to the environment, information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry and fate and transport of mercury.


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Fiji National Report on Progress in implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for FurtherImplementation (MSI) of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA);2010 2012
Fijian Government

The United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in2012 (known as Rio+20) called for the convening in 2014 of a third internationalconference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The conference alsorecognized the importance of coordinated, balanced and integrated actions to addressthe sustainable development challenges facing SIDS. Through the Ministry of Strategic Planning, National Development & Statistics(MSPNDS), the Fijian Government committed to preparing its own progress report.This report focuses on progress achieved in the period 2010 to 2012. Consistent with theapproach of the national consultative process, the report assesses progress ofthematic areas which have been grouped under three broad clusters: Environment andClimate Change, Economic Development and Social Development. The report hasalso been framed in line with the reporting template of UNDESA which requires anassessment of progress, consideration of lessons learnt and gaps in implementation,and the identification of new and emerging challenges


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2013
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Patents and clean energy technologies in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This study aims at providing facts and evidence to evaluate the actual situation concerning patenting of Clean Energy Technology (CET) in Africa. It builds on an earlier study in this field carried out jointly by the EPO, UNEP and the ICTSD using methodologies and tools developed.


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2013
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Jamaica - National Report for Third International Conference
Dr Michael Witter, Government of Jamaica, United Nations Development Programmeme (United Nations Development Programmeme)

Jamaicas preparation for the Third International Conference on the sustainabledevelopment of Small Island Developing States, (SIDS) scheduled to take place inApia, Samoa in mid-2014, began with a review of the progress made in theimplementation of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) agreed in 1994,and the Mauritius Strategy for the further Implementation of the BPOA (MSI),agreed in 2005, and a national consultation on the new and emerging issues forJamaica and the rest of theSIDS. This document synthesizes the reports of both of these exercises on the eve of the regional conference of Caribbean SIDS toprepare for the upcoming conference in Samoa. Proposed issues for Jamaica and the SIDS to engage at the Samoa meeting were collated from targeted interviews with policy-makers and business persons, andpresentations and workshop reports from the national consultation. Thedominant issues in the respective categories were:managing the impact of climate change relieving the debt burden and securing investment resources to stimulate the development of a dynamic green economyeliminating poverty and all forms of inequity pursuing inclusive governance as a key element inbuilding enhanced regional and national capacities for implementation of commitments forging and sustaining working partnerships, especially among SIDS and with the rapidly developing countries of the South finding and securing, urgently, an appropriate space in the international architecture to locate and pursue the interests of SIDS


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2013
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Indicator-based state of the environment report of Montenegro
Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro

An indicator-based overview of the state of the environment in Montenegro is based on information and analysis resulting from many years of implementation of monitoring programs for all segments of the environment (which are implemented by the institutions selected in the tender procedure), in addition to data obtained from individual institutions whose data are relevant to environmental protection.


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2013

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