Reports and Books
State of the Environment Report - 2001 and 2002, Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI):Provisional Indices and profiles for Trinidad & Tobago
Environmental Management Authority (EMA) - Trinidad and Tobago

This year’s state of the environment report presents in one consolidated text, a review of the environmental vulnerability of Trinidad and Tobago, using an Environmental Vulnerability Index composed of 48 environmental vulnerability indicators. The index focuses on the vulnerability of the environment to natural risks and to humans. It is based on the premise that the vulnerability of the environment to events in the near future can be determined from the calculated probability of their actual occurrence in the recent past. The main strength of the EVI is that it an impartial measure and provides simplified summary information and, also the detailed data required to highlight specific areas of concern for environmental managers, scientists and the general public. It thus helps identify mechanisms that tend to degrade the state of the environment which provide goods (e.g. food, fibre, oxygen) and services (e.g. water purification, waste treatment, pollination, recreation) that support human well-being. The indicators are divided into 5 categories of environmental vulnerability such as meteorological events (6 indicators), geological events (3 indicators), country characteristics (7 indicators), biological factors (8 indicators) and anthropogenic factors (24 indicators). The indicators are scored on a global vulnerability scale of 1-7, where 4 are average and scores 1-3 indicate below average vulnerability while scores of 5-7 indicate above average vulnerability.


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2002
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Integrated assessment of trade liberalization and trade-related policies: a country study on the export crop sector in Nigeria
United Nations Environment Programme

This study attempted to assess the degree of the impacts of trade liberalization and trade-related policies on the environment, and consider the linked social and economic effects using the cocoa sector and rubber sub-sector for the case study.


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2002

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The Montreal Protocol control schedule and its evolution
United Nations Environment Programme

An information paper that provides the latest control schedules under the Montreal Protocol for both developing and developed countries, dates and meeting when each Amendment and/or Adjustment was made to the Protocol, and when it came into force. It also provides an overview of the evolution of the control measures for each group of the controlled substances.


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2002
Reports and Books
Climate change information kit
United Nations Environment Programme

This information kit seeks to summarize in simple language the most up-to-date findings of the IPCC and the most recent developments under the Convention and Protocol.


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2002
Reports and Books
Implementing sustainable consumption and production policies
United Nations Environment Programme

One of the key challenges to be achieved in the coming decade and overriding goals for promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns is de-coupling economic growth and environmental and social impacts. Industrialized countries have a special responsibility to promote, facilitate and achieve this target. However, the gains of consuming and producing more efficiently (delivering quality of life with fewer natural resources and causing less pollution) will also be beneficial for eradicating poverty and creating business opportunities for developing countries.


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2002

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