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Fisheries subsidies and marine resource management: lessons from Bangladesh
United Nations Environment Programme

This study includes a discussion on the policy evolution, the intervening factors and the consequences of trade liberalization on marine fisheries in Bangladesh.


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2004
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Caribbean Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the last three decades, environmental degradation and the unsustainable use of natural resources have reduced the availability of ecosystem goods and services, with negative consequences for sustainable social and economic growth in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Low-Lying Coastal States (LLCS). Environmental changes were found to be driven by socio-economic factors as well as by external forces over which these states have little or no control. Adverse environmental change in turn has negative consequences for social and economic development, and sustainable development overall.


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2004
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Waste stabilization ponds and constructed wetlands: design manual
Kayombo, S., Mbwette, T.S.A., Katima, J.H.Y, Ladegaard, N., Jrgensen, S.E.

This Manual provides information for designers, builders and operators about a wide range of applications and objectives such as developing, implementing and operating Artificially Constructed Wetlands (ACW) and Waste Stabilization Ponds (WSP)||Standard systems approach which can be adopted universally and which can accommodate a development technology with changes in information concepts and ideas with time||theoretical background on the biological, chemical and physical processes of each method, the current state of the technology and technical knowledge on how to design, operate and maintain them||and theoretical knowledge on how best the models may be used to describe the systems.


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2004

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National Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management in Belarus
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus, United Nations Development Programmeme/GEF

Meeting the commitments made by Belarus under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Convention on Biodiversity, and UN Convention to combat desertification/land degradation should be considered an important opportunity to make sure that the government does its best in managing natural resources and protecting the environment, assisting stakeholders in making their interactions and coordination more efficient, promoting research and scientific studies in the areas of expertise that pertain to the conventions.


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2004
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Global International Waters Assessment Patagonian Shelf, GIWA Regional assessment 38
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of Patagonian Shelf and associated river basins. The report focuses on the La Plata River Basin, the second largest watershed in South America, and the South Atlantic Drainage System, comprising basins that drain large arid areas of Argentina and one of the world's largest continental shelves. Pollution in the La Plata River Basin has caused considerable environmental degradation while fishing has changed marine habitats and communities. The root causes of environmental degradation in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone and the Uruguay River Basin, shared by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, are identified and potential remedial policy options are presented


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2004