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Global International Waters Assessment: Guinea Current, GIWA Regional Assessment 42
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the assessment of the Guinea Current region a vast region that includes the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem as well as 28 international river basins shared by 27 countries. The region is characterised by large variations in hydrological conditions||from the Sahel deserts and drylands in the north to the tropical jungles of Congo in the south. This feature is reflected in the environmental problems of the region: Freshwater shortage was identified as the most stressing concern in the Volta and Niger basins while Pollution is a general concern in the humid basins and in the coastal and marine waters. Causal chain analysis and Policy option analysis was conducted for the identified priority concerns in the Volta, Niger and Comoe river basins and in the Guinea Current LME.


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Global Risk And Vulnerability Index Trends per Year (GRAVITY) Phase IV: Annex to WVR and Multi Risk Integration
United Nations Environment Programme

The purposes of the Disaster Risk Index was to identify whether global data sets could be used for identifying population living in exposed areas and demonstrate the link between socio-economical parameters and vulnerability.


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2003
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Four scenarios for Europe based on UNEP's third Global Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The third Global Environment Outlook (GEO-3) was published on the eve of the Johannesburg summit. At that moment in time (autumn 2002), GEO-3 looked back thirty years and forward thirty years. As set of what-if scenarios was used to explore the ways our society can advance, including implications for environmental and social goals. Characteristically, GEO-3 examines in a relatively deep fashion how its global scenarios can be interpreted in the context of each of the worlds regions. This brochure presents the pan-European elaboration of the four GEO-3 scenarios. It focuses on the scenarios proper and their impacts in environmental terms. Unlike a GEO report, it does not assess the findings in the light of policy questions.


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Democratic People's Republic of Korea: State of the Environment Report
Ministry of Land and Environment Protection ( MLEP), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The objectives of the DPR Korea State of the Environment ( SoE) report are: identify the key environmental issues that act as barriers to attain sustainable development, and provide policy settings and options that can be undertaken to offset any negative environmental trends. Five priority key environmental issues have been identified by the Government of DPR Korea through the consultative process following the UNEP guidelines. The five priority issues are (1) forest depletion, (2) water quality degradation, (3) air pollution, (4) land degradation, and (5) biodiversity. The Pressure-State-Impact-Response (P-S-I-R) framework analysis has been used to evaluate the five environmental issues.


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2003