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Chapter 2: Regional Perspectives

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Bryant, D., et al. 1995. Coastlines at Risk: An Index of Potential Development-Related Threats to Coastal Ecosystems. World Resources Institute Indicator Brief. Washington.

CDEA. 1992. Amazonia without myths. Comisión de Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente para la Amazonía; Commission on Development and Environment for Amazonia (CDEA). Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Amazon Cooperation Treaty.

CEUR. 1988. Proyecciones de población por ecosistema en América Latina. Proyecto Prospectiva Ecológica para América Latina (PEAL) y Grupo de Análisis de Sistemas Ecológicos (GASE). Centro de Estudios Urbanos y Regionales. Bariloche, Argentina.

Cevalos, D. 1996. "El Reino del auto," Tierramerica: Suplemento de Medio Ambiente para América Latina y El Caribe. A Publication of UNEP Regional Office for LAC. Year 2, No. 3. June.

Dregne, H. 1991. Desertification Costs: Land Damage and Rehabilitation. Consultant's Report prepared for UNEP and International Centre for Arid and Semi-arid Land Studies (ICASALS). Nairobi.

ECLAC. 1991. Principales emisiones de contaminantes atmosféricos y algunos medios para su control. Elementos para la discusión. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). LC/R.983. Sem. 61/5. Santiago, Chile.

ECLAC. 1992. Water management in metropolitan areas of Latin America. Santiago, Chile. LC/R.156.

ECLAC. 1993a. Ciudades medianas y gestión urbana en América Latina. LC/L.747. Santiago, Chile.

ECLAC. 1993b. Hazardous products and wastes: Impact of transboundary movement towards the Latin America and the Caribbean Region and possibilities for preventing and controlling it. LC/R.1303. Santiago, Chile.

ECLAC. 1996. Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean. 1995 edition. United Nations Publication No. E.96.II.G.1. Santiago, Chile.

FAO. 1993. Forest Resources Assessment 1990. Tropical Countries. Forestry Paper 112. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Rome.

FAO. 1995. Forest Resources Assessment 1990: Global Synthesis. Forestry Paper 124. FAO. Rome.

Gallopin, G., M. Winograd, and I. Gomez. 1991. Ambiente y Desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe: Problemas, Oportunidades y Prioridades, GASE. Bariloche, Argentina.

GESAMP. 1990. The State of the Marine Environment. IMO/FAO/UNESCO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution. Blackwell Scientific Publications. Oxford.

Gligo, N. 1995. Situación y perspectivas ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe. Revista de la CEPAL 55:107-122.

IPCC. 1994. Preparing to meet the coastal challenges of the 21st century. Conference Report, World Coast Conference 1993.

IUCN. 1993. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. World Conservation Union (IUCN). Gland, Switzerland.

LAC CDE. 1992. Our Own Agenda. Latin American and Caribbean Commission on Development and the Environment (LAC CDE). UNDP and IDB in collaboration with ECLAC and UNEP.

Margulis, S. 1992. Back-of-the-envelope estimates of environmental damage costs in Mexico. World Bank, Policy Research Working Papers, Washington.

May. R.M. 1989. How many species are there on earth? Science 241:1441-1448.

McNeely, J., K. Miller, W. Reid et al,. 1990. Conserving the World's Biological Diversity. World Bank, WRI, IUCN, WWF. Washington.

SEDESOL. 1993. Plan de Acción Para Combatir la Desertificación en Mexico. Comisión Nacional de Zonas Aridas. Mexico.

UN. 1993. Annual Populations (The 1994 Revision). United Nations (UN) Population Division. New York.

UN. 1995a. Compendium of Human Settlement Statistics 1995. 5th Issue. DESIPASD and Habitat UN Publications. New York.

UN. 1995b. World Population Prospects: The 1994 Revision. United Nations (UN) Population Division. New York.

UNEP. 1991. Status of Desertification and Implementation of the United Nations Plan of Action to Combat Desertification. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Nairobi.

UNEP. 1992. World Atlas of Desertification. Edward Arnold. London.

UNEP. 1994. Regional overview of land based sources of pollution in the wider Caribbean region. CEP technical report no. 33. UNEP. Caribbean Environment Programme. Kingston, Jamaica.

UNEP. 1995a. Final Report of the Ninth Meeting of Ministers of the Environment of LAC. 21-26 September. Havana, Cuba.

UNEP. 1995b. Global Biodiversity Assessment; summary for policy-makers. Cambridge University Press.

UNEP. 1995c. Monitoring Ozone Depletion and UV Radiation in South America. In: Our Planet. Vol. 7. No. 2. UNEP. Nairobi.

UNEP. 1996. Environmental Impacts of Structural Adjustment Programmes: Synthesis and Recommendations. UNEP Environmental Economics Series Paper No. 21. June.

UNEP/WHO. 1991. Water Quality: Progress in the Implementation of the Mar del Plata Action Plan and a Strategy for the 1990s. UNEP and World Health Organization (WHO). Earthwatch GEMS.

UNEP/WHO. 1992. Urban Air Pollution in Megacities of the World. Blackwell, United Kingdom.

UNEP/SCOPE. 1993. Groundwater Contamination in Latin America. Proceedings of a SCOPE/UNEP Workshop. July 26-30. San Jose, Costa Rica.

UNICEF. 1994. The State of the World's Children 1994. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Oxford University Press for UNICEF. New York.

WCMC. 1992. Global Biodiversity Status of the Earth's Living Resources. World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). Chapman and Hall. London.

WCMC. 1994. Biodiversity Data Sourcebook. World Conservation Press. Cambridge.

WCMC. 1995. Unpublished data. July.

Western, D., and M. Pearl (eds.). 1989. Conservation for the 21st Century. Wildlife Conservation International, New York Zoological Society, Oxford University Press. New York.

Winograd, M. 1995. Environmental indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean: Toward land use sustainability. GASE in collaboration with the Organisation of American States, IICA/GTZ, and WRI.

WRI/UNEP/UNDP. 1994. World Resources 1994-95. World Resources Institute (WRI), UNEP, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Oxford University Press. New York and Oxford.

WRI/UNEP/UNDP/WB. 1996. World Resources 1996-97. Oxford University Press. New York and Oxford.

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