Reports and Books
Global Marine Assessments: A Survey of Global and Regional Assessments and Related Scientific Activities of the Marine Environment
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre

The report provides a very useful starting point for conducting the Assessment of Assessments. It highlights the fact that the data available to assess the different ocean processes is patchy in both time and space. It defines the huge challenge that lies ahead in terms of capacitybuilding and information and knowledge gaps. The report recommends that, to improve this situation, new ways to address capacity-building, particularly in developing countries, are needed. It emphasizes the fact that a systematic effort to fill the information and knowledge gaps will be necessary in the future to support an effective decision-making process.


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2007
Serials
Ozzy ozone Defender of Our Planet - Issue No. 3: Oozzy Goes Polar
United Nations Environment Programme

Ozzy Ozone and his friend Zoe will be falling to the North Pole and then carried around by Tilman the Polar bear. They will learn what happens to earth’s protective shield, the ozone layer, and its interlinkage with global warming. They will also meet some scientists on the Tara boat.


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2007
Project documents
Environmental Survey of Ogoniland: Project document
United Nations Environment Programme

In July 2006, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) received a formal request from the Government of Nigeria for “Supervision of Remediation of the Cleanup of Oil Contamination in Ogoniland”. In order to understand the context of the request and expectations from the Government, UNEP's Executive Director sent a mission to Nigeria. Following the initial scouting mission, a technical mission was sent to the River State to meet with the local government and stakeholders to explain to them the scope of the assessment and obtain their reaction. The team undertook an aerial reconnaissance over the entire area and ground-truthing visits to selected areas. The team also visited the SPDC office to collect various documents and maps related to Ogoniland oil fields. This project document is prepared based on the inputs received during the field visits.


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2007
Factsheets
What Can We Do about Marine Litter
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2007