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Global Environment Outlook 2003 (GEO 3)
United Nations Environment Programme

The report presents a global overview and also directs a spotlight onto two or three key issues that are considered paramount in each of the seven regional arenas under each of eight environmental themes in turn: land, forests, biodiversity, freshwater, coastal and marine areas, atmosphere, urban areas and disasters. Analysing the most up-to-date and reliable information on these issues reveals the critical trends during the 30-year period - critical trends about the environment, and about the impacts that environmental change have had on people. Perhaps even more importantly, it highlights the evolution of environmental policy responses that society has (or sometimes has not) put in place to ensure environmental security and sustainability. Sustainable development rests on three pillars - society, economy and environment.


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2003
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Report of the? technology and economic assessment panel: HCFC task force report
United Nations Environment Programme

In Decision XI/28, the 11th Meeting of the Parties requested the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel to study and report by 30 April 2003 at the latest on the problems and options of Article 5(1) Parties in obtaining HCFCs in the light of the freeze on the production of HCFCs in non-Article 5(1) Parties in the year 2004. This report should analyse whether HCFCs are available to Article 5(1) Parties in sufficient quantity and quality and at affordable prices, taking into account the 15 per cent allowance to meet the basic domestic needs of the Article 5(1) Parties and the surplus quantities available from the consumption limit allowed to the non-Article 5(1) Parties. Parties would consider this report at their 15th Meeting in the year 2003.


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Africa Environment Information Network: stakeholders meeting report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Africa Environment Information Network (AEIN) initiative has evolved as a direct response to political and technical needs expressed by the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). A central objective of AEIN is to build capacity for establishing the essential data foundation and information management framework needed to support country-level integrated environmental assessments and reporting, within the broad framework of sustainable development goals and initiatives. A specific short-term objective is to support the implementation of decisions of AMCEN with respect to the Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) preparation process, while strengthening capacity for state of environment (SoE) reporting at the national and sub- regional levels.


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2003
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Studies of EIA practice in developing countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is a companion volume to the UNEP Environmental Impact Assessment Training Resource Manual. It contains a series of case studies of EIA ( and elements of SEA ) practice in developing and transitional countries. As with the Manual itself, EIA centres and training institutions in developing countries are invited to take ownership of the case studies, and to further develop them for use in their region or country.


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