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Indian Ocean Islands – GIWA Regional assessment 45b

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Global International Waters Assessment
Indian Ocean Islands, GIWA Regional assessment 45b
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
June, 2004
Payet, R.A., Soogun, N., Ranaivoson, E., Payet, R.J. and F. Ali Abdallah
Available formats
Electronically (PDF), Hard copy (paperback)
This report presents the assessment of the Indian Ocean Islands, one of two oceanic assessments conducted by the GIWA. The region covers the Island States of Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles and the vast oceanic expanses between them. The most important transboundary concern is pollution, particularly solid wastes, which end up in the coastal and oceanic environments causing degradation of ecosystems and considerable economic impacts. Policy options to address the root causes of solid waste pollution are presented and their efficiency, equitability and practicality are discussed.

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Front cover (409 Kb)
Title pages (64 Kb)
Executive summary (33 Kb)
Abbreviations and acronyms (40 Kb)
Regional definition (1 390 Kb)
Assessment (1 056 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (152 Kb)
Policy options (153 Kb)
References (66 Kb)
Annexes (125 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (797 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (219 Kb)
Back cover (1 100 Kb)

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