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Marine Research Centres: Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa

This directory is intended to serve as a source of information for planning and co-ordination of marine scientific investigations in Africa, whether bilateral or in the framework of programmes sponsored by international organizations. Among those programmes already concerned with such activities in African coastal waters are the UNEP sponsored Action Plans for the protection and development of the marine environment and coastal areas resources in the Mediterranean, the West and Central African Region, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, and the East African Region. Furthermore, a UNDP/UNESCO/ECP project on development of manpower in marine science and technology in Africa is due to start in 1993, and envisages the creation of graduate studies in oceanographic disciplines in universities in East and West Africa.


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State of Environment Report - Vanuatu

As part of the mid-term review of the implementation of the indicative programmes for Vanuatu the European Commission requires a Country Environmental Profile. The objective of this study is to provide decision makers in the European Commission and other partner countries with sufficient information to identify European Commission cooperation activities with specific environmental objectives and to establish environmental safeguards for other activities. Vanuatu is a Western South Pacific Island nation constituted of approximately 80 islands of volcanic origin. Although biodiversity is often rated as low in comparison with neighbouring countries such as New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and even the Solomon Islands, it is of paramount importance to ni-Vanuatu.


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The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture Volume 1: Assessment in Cool Temperate and Cold Regions
United Nations Environment Programme

At a meeting in 1982, the Scientific Advisory Committee of WCIP accepted, in broad terms, a proposal From the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) for an integrated climate impact assessment, with the proviso that the emphasis be on impacts in the agricultural sector. Martin Parry was asked to design and direct the project at IIASA. Funding was provided by UNEP, IIASA, the Austrian Government and the United Nations University.
This volume, and its companion volume, are the products of that project, altogether they represent the work of 76 authors from 50 different scientific institutes in 17 countries Yet they are not merely edited collections of chapters because each reports results from a common set of impact assessments which were designed, conducted and reported in a compatible manner by our collaborating scientists.


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State of the Environment Report - 1980: Yemen Arab Republic
United Nations Environment Programme

Yemen Arab Republic 1980 state of the environment report


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Final Report on the Project for Training Workshops on Safe Handling & Use of Pesticides for Women Groups' Leaders in Thailand
United Nations Environment Programme, Department of Non-formal Education, Thailand, Foundation for Lifelong Education, Thailand

This document is the report of activities of the Project for Training Workshops on Safe Handling and Use of Pesticides for Women Groups Leaders in Thailand undertaken by the Department of Non-formal Education in collaboration with the Foundation for Lifelong Education during May 1988 to December 1989 with a financial support of the United Nations Environment Programme. The report comprises 3 parts: part 1 is the background of the Project, part 2 is the details of the operation, part 3 is the follow-up of the project, the impact evaluation of the activities, the highlights, as well as the conclusions, and recommendations for the project. The project was undertaken in each of the 5 regions of the country: Pichit in the North, Burirum in the Northeast, Saraburi in the Central, Nakorn Nayok in the East, and Nakorn Sri Thammarat in the South.


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Incorporating a Human Health Component into the Integrated Development and Management of the Lower Mekong Basin: A Mission Report - PEEM River Basin Series No.1
World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Settlement Programme

The PEEM mission to the Lower Mekong Basin provides a case study of the status of health and environmental components in river basin development and management.


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