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Posted on 11/11/2013 8:58:35 AM
hi,i would like to know the socio-economic effects climatic change and their solutions particulary
dennis ernest (from Tanzania (United Republic of))
Please visit these pages for more information on each. Next year, UNEP will include a seventh priority area - "Keeping the Environment under review
Posted on 8/6/2013 3:06:35 PM
I'd like to know if there is a research gap on the implementation of landfill tax as an instrument of environmental policy. Currently, im studying for an M.Sc and looking to study the effectiveness of various instruments (market-based and command and control) of environmental policy, using the hypotheticated landfill tax in the UK as an example of the market-based instrument. Besides, would you please suggest data sets and methodolgies which would be required for a successful study of this.
ibitayo arije (from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
On the specifics of the application of the landfill tax in the UK, the accurate history can be found in UK Govt reports most of which will be on line, including the Treasury, HM Customs and Excise and its successor HM Revenue and Customs, The Department of the Environment and its successor Departments including Defra as well as Parliamentary debates and reports (including Select Committees). All of this is public information.
A comparison could be made with France's application of their landfill tax which was used to fund research on waste. Through your academic institution it should be possible to obtain background information on environmental economic instrument studies. Imperial College and University of East Anglia will have some as will Defra's own waste research programme reports. Also look on the web site of the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and OECD. Relevant search terms will produce information on such studies.
Then armed with the results of this preliminary literature search as indicated above -which will turn up some data - you will be able to develop the scope of your report.
Posted on 8/5/2013 12:18:16 PM
sir,may i know,how climate changes are affected on social area and people thoughts for women?
sir i am student. sir most of the underdeveloped country involved in development process, where the government always ignore nongovernmental aspect of that area e.g coal mining north eastern India. sir why this is happening.
It would be impossible to generalize issues related to governmental work without having all the information.
However, you may be interested in reading policy options in the Asia and the Pacific region (Chapter 10 of GEO-5: http://www.unep.org/geo/geo5.asp).
Good luck with your studies.
Posted on 7/29/2013 4:06:24 PM
I AM SCHOOL TEACHER AND WORKING WITH WATER CONSERVATION MOVEMENT ( NEELA JAHAN ) SINCE MAY 2009 VOLLUNTEERY IN INDIA .I HAVE ORGANISED MORE THAN 50 WORKSHOP IN DIFEERENT PARTS MANY STATE .
HOW CAN I JOIN UNEP PROGRAMME IN INDIA ?
Thank you for your question and interest in UNEP programme in India.
Please contact the South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) Secretariat based in Ahmedabad for more information on youth and environment programme in South Asia. South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN – www.sayen.org) was set up in July 2002. Supported by the UNEP Regional Office, Asia and the Pacific, SAYEN is linked to TUNZA, UNEP’s strategy for engaging young people in environmental activities and in the work of UNEP. The number of SAYEN members in each country ranges from 20 to 100 with over 1500 youth organizations, individual, national and international agencies including Government in the region associated with SAYEN.
Posted on 4/30/2013 4:16:49 PM
Is it appropriate to use per capita carbon emission as a pressure indicator for climate change at the country level? Thanks
Not really Ha Nguyen. Looking at a country's total carbon emissions alone doesn't tell the full story of the country's contribution to global warming. For instance, in some counties, much of what is made or grown in a country is consumed somewhere else.
Posted on 4/16/2013 12:35:21 PM
how much gallons of water do European Households consume? daily?
Global water consumption per person, as measured by the water footprint, averages 1 387 m3 per year. To see Europe's footprint, see Figure 4.4 in the GEO-5 Water chapter at: http://www.unep.org/geo/pdfs/geo5/GEO5_report_C4.pdf
Posted on 3/18/2013 10:33:26 AM
What is the water now?
How is the context of water in the world?
is true that within 50 years the water will run out?
Thank you for your question. Please refer to the GEO-5 Water chapter (http://www.unep.org/geo/pdfs/geo5/GEO5_report_C4.pdf) which shows status and trends in water as well as progress in how goals are being met globally in relation to water.
In about 3 months, we will also have the GEO5 assessment report in Spanish.
Posted on 3/11/2013 9:21:25 AM
Hi! I am building a non-profit organization to support coastal-marine science in Central America. At this time I am studing the international frame that leads coastal-marine science global iniciatives, and also understanding the intalled research capacity in Central America. Could you mention some specific ways that you think could improve the coastal-marine science in Central America? Dou you know persons that I could contact in this same matter? Thank you!
The UNEP Regional Seas Programme (http://www.unep.org/regionalseas/about/default.asp) aims to address the accelerating degradation of the world’s oceans and coastal areas through the sustainable management and use of the marine and coastal environment, by engaging neighbouring countries in comprehensive and specific actions to protect their shared marine environment. It has accomplished this by stimulating the creation of Regional Seas programmes prescriptions for sound environmental management to be coordinated and implemented by countries sharing a common body of water. The Regional Seas programmes function through an Action Plan. In most cases the Action Plan is underpinned with a strong legal framework in the form of a regional Convention and associated Protocols on specific problems. More than 143 countries participate in 13 Regional Seas programmes established under the auspices of UNEP: Black Sea, Wider Caribbean, East Asian Seas, Eastern Africa, South Asian Seas, ROPME Sea Area, Mediterranean, North-East Pacific, Northwest Pacific, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, South-East Pacific, Pacific, and Western Africa. Six of these programmes, are directly administered by UNEP. You should contact the Caribbean office: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also the UNGA led World Oceans Assessment ( http://www.un.org/Depts/los/global_reporting/global_reporting.htm) where member states are undertaking the first integrated assessment of the oceans including socioeconomics aspect by 2014.
I hope this is useful.
Please visit the UNEP Regional Seas Programme at http://www.unep.org/regionalseas/default.asp and you can follow-up with the relevant staff.