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Pacific Integrated Island Management : principles, case studies and lessons learned
United Nations Environment Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

This document is supported by an illustrated synthesis and electronic materials for use in communicating and promoting use of Integrated Island Management approaches. These products are designed to raise awareness of Integrated Island Management and promote more effective and widespread uptake of good practice principles.


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2013
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Environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles - Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The global metals production shows tremendous impact on the world’s energy use, as primary metals production is responsible for 7 – 8 % of the total global energy use. Furthermore primary metal production causes severe local environmental impacts like groundwater pollution, mine wastes, air emissions (greenhouse gases, Sulphur dioxide etc.), land use, biodiversity loss etc. Wider implementation of Best Available Technologies (BAT) is needed reducing the environmental impacts of primary metal production. Improved End-of-Life recycling rates provide secondary metals for the market and thus mitigate the environmental impacts of overall metal production. But secondary production only can have a significant share in supply when global demand levels off. This may happen in the more distant future. For the next decades, primary production will still provide the major part of supply. Therefore a “greener” global primary metal sector remains a “must” for the future.


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2013
Reports and Books
Building inclusive green economies: success stories from South-South Cooperation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report shows how South-South Cooperation is playing a key role to identify solutions to sustainable development challenges, as well as delivering new ideas and resources to advance the global transformation to an inclusive Green Economy.


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2013

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