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Reports and Books
There is no Green without Blue. An analysis of the importance of coastal and marine resources to the development of Green Economies by Caribbean SIDS
Christopher Corbin - United Nations Environment Programme

A worldwide transition to a low- carbon, resource- efficient Green Economy will not be possible unless the seas and oceans are a key part of these transformations. The marine environment provides a range of services including food security and climate regulation to nutrient cycling and storm protection. Despite these services, there has been increased degradation from inter alia pollution, overfishing and climate change. This affects the livelihoods of people who depend directly and indirectly on these coastal and marine ecosystems for goods, services and jobs. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a distinct group of developing countries facing specific social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities. The sustainable use of coastal and marine resources is a major challenge for SIDS and oceans and fisheries issues should be prioritized on any national and regional sustainable development agendas. The transformation of SIDS Economies will ultimately depend on the transformation of attitudes, behaviors and actions of their people.


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2013
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Environmental Impact Assessment Process in Zambia
Environmental Council of Zambia

In Zambia, industrial and commercial development in Zambia, particularly large-scale mining, the growth in manufacturing activities, and a corresponding increase in population have brought about the risk of environmental damage by exerting unmitigated pressures on the environment. In an effort to ensure that environmental concerns are integrated into economic development and as a way of preventing, minimising, mitigating or compensating for adverse environmental impacts, the government introduced the EIA process and therefore promulgated and gazetted the EIA Regulations, Statutory Instrument No.28 of 1997 (SI 28, 1997).


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2013
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Nauru - National Report for Third International Conference
Ms. Margo Deiye, Mr. John Limen, Ms. Josie-Ann Jacob, Ms. Jillian Campbell-UNESCAP

This report serves as a national input for Nauru for the 2014 SIDS Conference, the Pacific regional preparatory meeting and the Interregional preparatory meeting. The assessment includes a review of progress and gaps in the implementation of the BPoA and MSI, new and emerging challenges and national policy concerns. This report also includes a brief discussion on linking with global initiatives such as the post-2015 development agenda. This assessment included a national consultative meeting held on 16-18 April 2010 to discuss NSDS progress and new and emerging challenges. The consultative meeting involved stakeholders from government, communities, private entities, non-governmental organizations and others. The inputs from the consultative meeting have been supplemented with information from previous NSDS assessments, the MSI+5 assessment of Nauru, the UNDAF framework for Nauru, the 2012 Nauru MDG report, the Nauru census analysis and interviews with key stakeholders. Progress and gaps in the implementation of the BPoA and MSI were primarily assessed based on the 19 priority themes and means of implementation in the MSI. However, as this assessment is based on national priorities there is not a complete overlap between the MSI themes and the current report. The report highlights a few key achievements and gaps for each sector||it is not an exhaustive list of achievements or gaps.


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2013

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Summaries, Reports and Books
The PROVIA Guidance on Assessing Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change - Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The PROVIA Guidance on Assessing Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change provides a framework for considering the full range of approaches to VIA assessment. It aims to help professionals such as researchers, policymakers, sectoral planners and consultants to select the appropriate methods and tools for their particular context and adaptation situation.


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2013