Reports and Books
State Environmental Policy of the Czech Republic
Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

The updated State Environmental Policy of the Czech Republic (SEP CR) is based on documents prepared in 1999, which the Government of CR acknowledged in its Resolutions of April 14, 1999, No. 323, of January 12, 2000, No. 54, and of July 3, 2000, No. 666.


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2001
Reports and Books
Regulations to control ozone depleting substances: a guide book
United Nations Environment Programme, Stockholm Environment Institute

This publication is one in a series of publications jointly produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) designed to support the development of national policy frameworks in developing countries required to implement the Montreal Protocol and its Amendments. It is a reference document written for ODS Officers and legal officers responsible for structuring and drafting regulations and other policies to control and eliminate the consumption and production of ODS. Although targeted at these groups, readers in developed countries and persons involved with environmental policies should also find it useful.


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2001
Reports and Books
Estonia Environmental Performance Reviews
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Since this is a second review, it follows a different approach from other environmental performance review projects. The focus is placed on three themes: a broad overview of developments since the first review, an assessment of problems encountered and solutions sought with regard to five priorities for Estonian environmental management, and an evaluation of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the first review.


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2001
Reports and Books
Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The impacts of "human-induced" climate change are now being observed in every aspect of life, and it is the most significant and far-reaching current environmental threat. In the last few decades, natural scientists and nature conservationists have been observing marked changes in the condition and distribution of wildlife on a global scale. These changes are occurring at rates that are higher than expected for a species, habitat or ecosystem, and such observations are providing real, clear evidence that climate change is already having a devastating impact on our environment. This book introduces a series of case-studies highlighting the observed current changes in a number of species and habitats, ranging from the tropics through to the polar regions, and in some cases predictions for future impacts. It brings together a collective knowledge from many experts throughout the world, and is a final output of 'The Norwich Conference' which took place at the University of East Anglia, England in 1999, when many of the world's leading research scientists in this field came together for the first time.


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2001
Reports and Books
Forest Biodiversity Indicators. Tools for Policy-making and Management
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This is a brief introduction to biodiversity indicators in a forest environment - their definition, source, presentation and uses.


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2001
Reports and Books
Eastern Africa Atlas of Coastal Resources: Tanzania
United Nations Environment Programme

This Atlas of marine and coastal resources in Tanzania is designed to raise the awareness and understanding of non-specialists, particularly decision makers, resource managers, students, and the general populace, on coastal and marine environmental issues and related challenges in Tanzania. It is written in non-technical language to make it easy to understand and use. It is hoped that the information contained in it will establish a new baseline of practical information to guide the research and planning of management initiatives in the coastal areas. The book underlines the importance of the coastal and marine environment, not only as an environmental concern, but also as a political, social and economic issue.


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2001
Reports and Books
Coastal management in the Western Indian Ocean region - A capacity needs assessment
Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Coastal Resources Center - University of Rhode Island

Developing capacity in coastal and marine issues of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is a very important activity, given the present growing and projected pressures on the coastal and marine resources.The region s experience in both knowledge-based, technical and equipment capacity building has been progressively growing. Many large milestones have been reached in this current effort to assess the capacity of the WIO region both in the form of increasing the knowledge base on core competencies of a good coastal manager as well as identifying the capacity-building efforts going on in the region. Management of coastal and marine issues is critical to ensure a sustainable future in a region where tens of millions of people depend on coastal resources for their livelihoods. Thus, there is an important need of increasing not only the number of competent and well trained coastal management practitioners, especially with respect to project and program management and its various aspects, but to also facilitate the creation of enabling environments in which these managers can work.


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2001
Reports and Books
Dugong : status report and action plans for countries and territories
United Nations Environment Programme

The dugong (Dugong dugon) is the only herbivorous mammal that is strictly marine, and is the only extant species in the Family Dugongidae. It is listed as vulnerable to extinction at a global scale by The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The dugong has a large range that spans some 37 countries and territories and includes tropical and subtropical coastal and island waters from East Africa to Vanuatu, between about 26° north and south of the Equator. The purpose of this document is to present a global overview of the status of the dugong and its management in the various countries in its range. We aimed to provide comparative information that will enable individual countries to develop their own, more detailed, conservation plans.


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2001
Serials
OzonAction newsletter no. 39
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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2001
Reports and Books
Environmental laws in Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides the administrative mechanism for addressing environmental harm.


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2001