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Understanding environment: conflict and cooperation
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication represents UNEPs response to the growing worldwide interest in further exploring the environment and security nexus and the contribution of timely and credible assessments to conflict prevention.


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2004
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Incorporating resource impacts into fisheries subsidies disciplines: issues and options
United Nations Environment Programme

This discussion paper considers the potential implications of the conclusions drawn in the Matrix Paper for an international reform of subsidies. With the aim of stimulating dialogue, it offers one view of several possible options for incorporating the impact on resources into existing and new WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies.


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2004

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Cold Water Coral Reefs: Out of Sight-No Longer Out of Mind
Andre Freiwald, Jan Helge Fossa, Anthony Grehan, Tony Koslow and J Murray Roberts

UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No 22. Cold-water coral reefs : Out of sight - no longer out of mind describes the various cold-water coral ecosystems and associations together with their known and potential worldwide geographical distribution. Case studies and observations from several locations illustrate the state of these reefs and highlight their vulnerability to threats caused by human activities, which have already destroyed or affected a large number of cold-water coral reefs.


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2004
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National Solid Waste Management Strategy for Zambia
Environmental Council of Zambia

This National Solid Waste Management Strategy (NSWMS) is a vital document that proposes integrated approaches to addressing the problem of poor solid waste management, which has had over the years far reaching effects on both human health and also the environment. It is important to note that this strategy will focus on solid waste management but it will however include such wastes as used oils and sewer sludge which may not necessarily be solid.


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2004
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Water and wastewater reuse: an environmentally sound approach for sustainable urban water management
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

Water scarcity and water pollution pose a critical challenge in many developing countries. In urban areas, it is becoming difficult for the authorities to manage water supply and wastewater. Strategies for water and wastewater reuse can improve urban water management. This publication provides introductory guidelines for these strategies. The important aspects to minimize public health risks are identified. The possibilities of wastewater reuse in agriculture, industry, urban uses, and environmental water enhancement including groundwater recharge are discussed with the help of practical examples. The capacity building policy-making, institutional strengthening, financial mechanisms, and awareness raising and stakeholder participation are vital to implement these strategies for wastewater reuse.


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2004

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