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Asia and Pacific

Major Assessments

ADB
  • Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Atlas of the Environment
    Asian Development Bank & UNEP, 2004.
    ISBN: 971-561-499-X.
    The Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment champions the environment of a unique part of Asia, an area straddled by rivers great and small, with bountiful watersheds, wetlands, and forests. The subregion is made up of Cambodia, Yunnan Province of the People's Republic of China, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. They are linked together by the longest river in Southeast Asia, the Mekong. In many ways this Atlas is the story of the Mekong on its 4,2000-kilometer journey from the mountains in the southwestern People's Republic of China to the sea.

  • ASIAN ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK 2001
    Asian Development Bank, Manila, 2001.
    ISBN: 971-561-290-3.
    The people of Asia and the Pacific are paying a heavy toll for the region’s environmental degradation—in human health and economic terms. But the environmental decline can be stopped. The Asian Environment Outlook 2001 (AEO) provides the blueprint for doing that.
    Website: http://www.adb.org/Documents/Books/AEO/2001/

FAO
  • FORESTRY OUTLOOK FOR ASIA-PACIFIC (FOSA)
    FAO, 1998.
    The APFSOS study attempted to draw together the myriad of forestry dimensions to provide a coherent description and analysis of the situation and prospects for forestry in the region. The study comprised almost 50 working papers and profiles, on a variety of forestry themes. The formal aspects of the study culminated in a comprehensive main report, published in November 1998.

UN-ESCA & ADB
  • STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC - 2000
    Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)/Asian Development Bank. United Nations, New York, 2000. ST/ESCAP/2087. ISBN: 92-1-120019-9.
    The State of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific 2000 is the fourth in a series of reports published every five years on environmental trends in the region.

  • STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC - 1995
    Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)/Asian Development Bank.
    United Nations, New York, 1995 - 653 p.

UNEP
  • DPR KOREA : State of the Environment 2003
    United Nations Environment Programme, 2003.
    ISBN 92-807-2144-5.
    The State of the Environment report was produced in partnership with UNDP.
    The report uses a “pressure-state-response”methodology and identifies priority issues related to forests, water, air, land and biodiversity. It also acknowledges a paucity of research and data on which to base reliable environmental assessments.

  • AFGHANISTAN POST-CONFLICT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
    United Nations Environment Programme, Switzerland, 2003.
    ISBN 92-1-158617-8.
    This UNEP Post-Conflict Environment Assessment report, produced in close cooperation with the Afghanistan Transitional Authority shows how conflict has put previous environmental management and conservation strategies on hold, brought about a collapse of local and national governance, destroyed infrastructure, hindered agricultural activity and driven people into cities already lacking the most basic public amenities.
    Available in PDF format (3.5 Mb) from http://postconflict.unep.ch/afghanistan/report/ afghanistanpcajanuary2003.pdf

  • ASIA-PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK - 2 - 2002
    UNEP in collaboration with ASEAN, MRC, SACEP, ICIMOD and SPREP, 2002.
    United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP RRC-AP), Pathumthani, Thailand, 2002 - 127 p.
    ISBN: 92-807-2225-5.

  • ASIA-PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK - 1997
    UNEP in collaboration with ASEAN, MRC, SACEP, ICIMOD and SPREP.
    United Nations Environment Programme, Environment Assessment Programme for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP EAP-AP), Pathumthani, Thailand, 1997 - 62 p.
    The Asia-Pacific Environment Outlook represents the first stage of a growing collaborative regional assessment process. This process brings together national governments, international organizations, inter-governmental bodies and regional centers of excellence.

  • brown_cloudTHE ASIAN BROWN CLOUD: Climate and other Environmental Impacts
    UNEP/C4; 2002. Thailand: United Nations Environment Programme Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP RRC.AP), 9th August. ISBN: 92-807-2240-9.
    Report commissioned by UNEP and prepared by the Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate (C4).
    It is a seven-year study by 200 scientists indicating that the "Asian Brown Cloud" reduces the amount of solar radiation reaching the ground, leading to a drop in crop productivity, as well as trapping heat, altering rainfall and causing deadly respiratory diseases.

  • SOUTH ASIA: STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT 2001
    United Nations Environment Programme, 2001.
    ISBN: 92-807-2137-2.
    The report was prepared through a consultative and participatory process soliciting input from various government agencies, NGOs, and intergovernmental organizations. With the substantive support from Development Alternatives (DA), the designated regional Collaborating Center, and regular feedback and support from the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP).

  • PACIFIC ISLANDS ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK - 1999
    United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, 1999.
    ISBN 9280717928.

  • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK - 1999
    United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, 1999.
    ISBN 9280717936.

WRI
  • riskREEFS AT RISK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA - 2002
    WRI; February 2002, ISBN 1-56973-490-9.
    This publication provides a detailed analysis of threats to coral reefs across Southeast Asia. The goal of the project is to raise awareness about human pressure on coral reefs and to provide resource managers with specific information and tools to manage coastal habitats more effectively. The project was implemented in collaboration with twenty partner institutions in the region.
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