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Bamboo biodiversity: Africa, Madagascar and the Americas
United Nations Environment Programme

Bamboos are distinct and fascinating plants, with many values and uses, ranging from construction to irrigation systems, musical instruments to food and fuel. But we still know relatively little about most bamboos in the wild. As forest ecosystems shrink under human pressure, the survival of many potentially important bamboo species may be threatened. The Bamboo Diversity Report represents the first step towards planning and implementing conservation and sustainable management of bamboos in the wild, in addition to making a significant contribution to the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, which aims to halt the current and continuing loss of plant diversity.


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2004
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Segundo Plano de Acção Nacional para o Ambiente DOCUMENTO SINTESE
Ministério do Ambiente Agricultura e Pescas.

As Grandes Opções do Plano definem como imagem de futuro de Cabo Verde no horizonte de longo prazo \"um país aberto ao mundo, com um sistema produtivo forte e dinâmico, assente na valorização do seu capital humano, capacitação tecnológica e na sua cultura. Uma sociedade solidária, de paz e justiça social, democrática, aberta e tolerante. Um país dotado de um desenvolvimento humano durável, com um desenvolvimento regional equilibrado, sentido estético e ambiental, baseado numa consciência ecológica desenvolvida\". A política de médio prazo do Governo orienta-se para a criação de um ambiente económico que encoraja o crescimento económico e reduza a pobreza, um crescimento respeitador do ambiente e equitativo. É neste contexto que o Governo elaborou o Segundo Plano de Acção Nacional para o Ambiente (PANA II), no horizonte 2004-2014, tendo como objectivo geral fornecer uma orientação estratégica para guiar o uso racional dos recursos naturais e a gestão sustentável das actividades económicas.


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2004

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Leveraging expertise of civil society in developing countries: communication programme of methyl bromide synthesis report 2004
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication presents the saga of the unique efforts of these NGOs from developing countries. Methyl bromide, a soil fumigant, was included as a controlled substance under the Montreal Protocol in 1997 when for the first time that the agricultural community became engaged in implementation of the Montreal Protocol. At this turning point in the history of Montreal Protocol, OzonAction developed an innovative mechanism to engage NGOs in developing countries that had hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture. Under the Multilateral Fund, OzonAction provided financial assistance and technical guidance to 13 NGOs from as many countries to spark actions to eliminate methyl bromide.


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2004
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Harvesting the heavens A manual for participatory training in rainwater harvesting
SOPAC, United Nations Environment Programme, TCDT, SIDA

A manual for participatory training in the rain water harvesting.


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2004