Reports and Books
Environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles
United Nations Environment Programme

This report focuses on the impact of metals on the environment as well as on their life cycle energy use. Currently primary metals production is responsible for 7 8 % of the total global energy use as well as for severe local environmental impacts. The report suggests to apply best available technologies and to increase recycling of metals, which not only requires significantly less energy per kg metal produced than primary production but also helps decreasing the overall local impacts of mining.


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2013
Reports and Books
Antigua and Barbuda: National Bureau of Statistics Act
Antigua and Barbuda

An act to provide for the establishment of a National Bureau of Statistics in Antigua and Barbuda with the functions of developing an integrated statistical system, establishing standards for statistical purposes, collecting, compiling, analyzing and publishing official statistics and for matters incidental thereto.


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2013

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Guidebook for the development of a nationally appropriate mitigation action on efficient lighting
United Nations Environment Programme

This Guidebook emphasizes the role of energy efficient lighting and its potential for rapidly reducing carbon emissions and delivering economic and environmental benefits through Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). It has been designed to assist governments, international agencies and other stakeholders shape national efficient lighting strategies into NAMAs. The Guidebook encompasses the entire process from developing a basic checklist to forming a national efficient lighting strategy.


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2013
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Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI): National Report for Third International Conference
Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Vision 2018, the RMIs strategic development plan framework (2003-2018), provides the broad policyand planning framework against which progress achieved or not under various national, regional andinternational programmes of action, including the Barbados Plan of Action (BPoA) and the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation (MSI), can be measured. Taken together, the goals and objectives of Vision 2018 address the four pillars of sustainable development Economic Inclusiveness, Social Inclusiveness, Environmental Sustainability, and Peace and Security that serve as a guide in the post-2015 discussions of development. This report represents the RMIs first step toward preparing for the 2014 SIDS International Conference. That said, Vision 2018 informs the RMIs ongoing sector planning process. The RMI Government has also begun work on a National Strategic Plan (NSP) to articulate its medium term development goals and strategies. The NSP will aim to set out where the RMI Government wants to be in three/four years, and the design to get there, in line with the overall objectives of Vision 2018.


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2013
Reports and Books
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.


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2013

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