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The environmental indicator development process. The case for Zambia
Masiliso Sooka and Gift Sikaundi

Recognizing that management and communication of environmental information is fundamental to sustainable development, the country has been engaged in a process of periodic production of the State of Environment (SoE) Outlook Reports. This provides for an assessment of the state of environment, monitor environmental trends and report so as to increase awareness and facilitate the measurement of progress towards sustainable development efforts. Three SoE Reports have been produced to date (1990, 1994 and 2000). The next report is due to be produced at the end of 2007. One of the key lessons learnt in the production of these reports was the need to produce a national set of environmental indicators and improve stakeholder participation in the environmental reporting process. Zambia began the process of developing indicators at a stakeholders’ consensus workshop in August 2002 at which a wish list of applicable indicators to be used in environmental reporting was discussed. It was also resolved that an environmental reporting framework that is used by the Southern Africa region DIPSIR framework be adopted so that the Zambian report can fit into the regional report.


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2007
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E-Waste Vol. 1: Inventory Assessment Manual
United Nations Environment Programme

This first volume of E-waste manual aims to build the capacity of practitioners and policy makers for preparing WEEE/E-waste inventories. The objective of the manual is to identify E-waste as an environmental issue and to quantify it. It summarizes the available legislation on WEEE/E-waste in different countries and provides a methodology to design and use E-waste inventory assessment studies/projects. Furthermore, the E-waste management chain (starting from electrical and electronic equipment manufacture, production, import, consumption, E-waste generation, treatment and disposal) has been discussed to identify the "mechanism of trading" and related socio-economic and environmental risks. Methodologies for E-waste inventory assessment in a city/geographical area/country have been elaborated with reference to developing countries. The manual also provides case studies from developing countries.


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2007

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Multilateral Environmental Agreement: Negotiators Handbook - Second Edition :2007
United Nations Environment Programme

In the Millennium Report, the Secretary-General of the United Nations highlighted that the support for the rule of law would be enhanced if countries signed and ratified international treaties and conventions but that many countries are unable to engage effectively owing to the lack of the necessary expertise and resources. This handbook is intended to respond to the need identified by the Secretary- General.


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2007
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Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication describes some of the exemplary projects that have been undertaken pursuant to article 10 of the Montreal Protocol.


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2007

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