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City level decoupling: urban resource flows and the governance of infrastructure transitions
United Nations Environment Programme

This report examines the potential for decoupling at the city level. While the majority of the worlds population now live in cities and cities are where most resource consumption takes place, both the pressures and potentials to find ways to reconcile economic growth, wellbeing and the sustainable use of natural resources will therefore be greatest in cities.


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2013
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Minamata convention on mercury: text and annexes
United Nations Environment Programme

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an important advance in global environmental stewardship. This multilateral agreement addresses the devastating effects of mercury through practical actions that will reduce global levels while promoting sustainable development. This booklet is published for information only. It does not substitute the original authentic texts of the Minamata Convention on Mercury as deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations acting as the Depositary of the Convention.


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2013
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AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

This assessment report presents the results of the 2013 AMAP Assessment of Arctic Ocean Acidification (AOA). This is the first such assessment dealing with AOA from an Arctic-wide perspective, and complements several assessments that AMAP has delivered over the past ten years concerning the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and people. This report provides the accessible scientific basis and validation for the statements and recommendations made in the Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment Summary for Policy-makers1 that was delivered to Arctic Council Ministers at their meeting in Kiruna, Sweden in May 2011 and the related AMAP State of the Arctic Environment report Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview2. It includes extensive background data and references to the scientific literature, and details the sources for figures reproduced in the overview report.


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2013

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Preliminary Report on Economic Census
Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) of the Statistics and Informatics Division (SID) has been conducting Economic Census since 1986 and, meanwhile, three rounds have been completed. The third Economic Census was conducted during 31 March to 31 May 2013 across the country to measure the nature of structural change occurring in the economy over the last decade, and to provide comprehensive statistical information for economic and social development planning, policy making.


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2013