Reports and Books
Barbados national assessment report of progress made in addressing vulnerabilities of SIDS through Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation(MSI) of the Barbados Programme of Action
The Ministry of the Environment Water Resources and Drainage - Government of Barbados

The United Nations General Assembly (GA) Resolution 63/213 (February 2009) reaffirmed the GA decision 62/191 to review the progress made in addressing the vulnerabilities of small island developing states through the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (MSI). The Resolution stressed ‘that the review should provide the international community with an opportunity to conduct an assessment of the progress made, lessons learnt and constraints encountered in the implementation of the MSI and agree on what needs to be done to further address the vulnerabilities of SIDS’.Barbados has met and even exceeded many of the targets set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Barbados has also been able to highlight some of its successes in its annual Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) reports. Barbados still remains one of the few countries in the Western Hemisphere to develop and implement a national policy for sustainable development. The Barbados Sustainable Development Policy (BSDP) is our National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) which provides a national framework, guidelines and principles that we can employ in our everyday activities. The policy promotes a motto of “Doing the right thing by doing things right!”


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2010
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Dead planet, living planet: biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable development
United Nations Environment Programme

Biodiversity and ecosystems deliver crucial services to humankind, from food security to keeping our waters clean, buffering against extreme weather, providing medicines to recreation and adding to the foundation of human culture. Together these services have been estimated to be worth over 21-72 trillion USD every year - comparable to the World Gross National Income of 58 trillion USD in 2008.


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2010

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Tajikistan Environmental Performance Reviews: Second Review
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The first Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Tajikistan was carried out in 2004. This second review intends to measure the progress made by Tajikistan in managing its environment since the first EPR, and in addressing environmental challenges.


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2010
Reports and Books
State of environment: information networking in Rwanda
United Nations Environment Programme

During the preparation of the first Rwanda State of Environment and Outlook in 2009, it became evident that there is a lack of reliable core datasets and indicators on the environment. As such there is need for improved collaboration between institutions dealing with environmental information management. All institutions working in the natural resources sector will benefit from the creation of an infrastructure for sharing environmental data. An environmental information network that improves data access at all levels of society will in turn support the country's sustainable development objectives.


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2010
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Regions: a solution to climate change
United Nations Environment Programme

The next 10 years will be critical for the future of our planet. Radical measures must be taken before we are locked into potentially irreversible, catastrophic climate transformations, whose impacts are expected to substantially change the environment that sustains our lives on this planet.


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2010