Reports and Books
Mangroves of East Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a concise account of the available information and current issues facing mangroves in East African countries. It comprises a regional summary of the factors and activities that affect mangroves across East Africa, and a series of reports that focus on South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, the Seychelles, Kenya and Somalia. These country summaries include details of mangrove-related legislation, industries associated with and involving mangroves, and details of how mangroves are utilized by local human communities. Information on marine protected areas that cover mangroves is also provided as are regional and national scale maps.


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2003
Reports and Books
2002 report of the aerosols, sterilants, miscellaneous uses and carbon tetrachloride technical options committee (ATOC)
United Nations Environment Programme

More than 10 billion aerosol products were used worldwide in 2001, the largest amount on record for this industry. Commercial use of aerosols developed after the Second World War based on the unique properties offered by CFC propellants. However, their use has been phased out so successfully that less than 1 percent of the 2001 production still used CFCs.


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2003

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Sustainable tourism: the tour operator's contribution
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication showcases efforts to promote environmentally friendly and social responsible tourism in the tour operator's sector. Over 30 case studies, grouped in the key business areas of supply chain management||internal management||product management and development||customer relations||and co-operation with destinations provide an overview of the diverse approaches and tools that tour operators can adopt.


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2003

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Groundwater and its susceptibility to degradation: a global assessment of the problem and options for management
United Nations Environment Programme, British Geological Survey (BGS), Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC), Department for International Development (DFID)

This publication provides an overview of groundwater occurrence and of the main issues affecting its quantity and quality. The publication shows how the resource is used in our cities, in industry and mining, in agriculture and rural water supply||how it sustains many of our wetlands||how the groundwater has become an integral part of billions of people’s lives.


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2003
Reports and Books
Afghanistan: Post-Conflict environmental assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents facts on the state of the environment, specific findings concerning the urban environment and the natural resources if Afghanistan and recommendations on how to improve environmental conditions and policies.


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2003