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Seas at the Millennium

An Environmental Evaluation

Author: C. Sheppard

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 2422

View: 2364

This valuable work, published in September 2000, provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas of the world, sea by sea and region by region. It focuses on all aspects of man's interactions with the seas and with their biological and physical systems. The three volumes of Seas at the Millennium: an Environmental Evaluation cover issues of global and regional importance such as: biological description of the coast and continental shelf waters; development and use of the coast; landfill and its effects; pollutant discharges over time; effects of over-fishing; management methods and techniques used to ensure continued ecosystem functioning. The relative importance of water-borne and airborne routes differ in different parts of the world, so routes and paths of pollutant movement in different areas will be examined and described in their local and global context. Each chapter is written by experts in the field. The regional chapters include: an historical overview of the area concerned in environmental terms; uses to which it has been put and to which it is put today; its current environmental status and major problems arising from human use of both the sea and its watershed; informed comment on major trends, problems and successes; and recommendations for the future. The global issues chapters cover major habitats and species groups, governmental, education and legal issues, fisheries effects, remote sensing, climate change and management.

Seas at the Millennium

An Environmental Evaluation

Author: C. Sheppard

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 2422

View: 5665

This valuable work, published in September 2000, provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas of the world, sea by sea and region by region. It focuses on all aspects of man's interactions with the seas and with their biological and physical systems. The three volumes of Seas at the Millennium: an Environmental Evaluation cover issues of global and regional importance such as: biological description of the coast and continental shelf waters; development and use of the coast; landfill and its effects; pollutant discharges over time; effects of over-fishing; management methods and techniques used to ensure continued ecosystem functioning. The relative importance of water-borne and airborne routes differ in different parts of the world, so routes and paths of pollutant movement in different areas will be examined and described in their local and global context. Each chapter is written by experts in the field. The regional chapters include: an historical overview of the area concerned in environmental terms; uses to which it has been put and to which it is put today; its current environmental status and major problems arising from human use of both the sea and its watershed; informed comment on major trends, problems and successes; and recommendations for the future. The global issues chapters cover major habitats and species groups, governmental, education and legal issues, fisheries effects, remote sensing, climate change and management.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136561471

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 454

'Erich Hoyt's handbook is an admirable, timely and highly welcome contribution.' Michael Stachowitsch, Marine Ecology What does it mean to save the whales if their habitat is left unprotected? Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is the definitive handbook on this pressing issue and the first to bridge the gap between the disciplines of marine protected areas and cetacean conservation. It launches a new chapter in cetacean conservation with its investigation into the crucial habitat needs and protection requirements of some 84 species. The author, one of the world's foremost experts in this field, takes you around the world to investigate the promising results of the latest conservation research and the strategies for obtaining marine protected areas in coastal waters and on the high seas, using national legislation and regional and international conventions. This is an essential introduction, guide and reference work for those working to ensure a future for whales and dolphins.

Environmental Challenges for the Next Millenium

Selected Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Held in Jerusalem, Israel, 13-18 June, 1999

Author: Avner Adin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781900222396

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 440

View: 1642

GIWA Regional Assessments: Barents Sea

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oceanography

Page: N.A

View: 9393

Strategic Environmental Assessment

A Sourcebook and Reference Guide to International Experience

Author: Barry Sadler,D. Barry Dalal-Clayton

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849772630

Category: Architecture

Page: 504

View: 9141

This unique sourcebook provides a global, state-of-the-art review of the rapidly evolving field of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is intended to serve as a baseline for the work of an OECD Task Team on SEA and a UNEP initiative on integrated planning and assessment. It describes trends in application and experience in different contexts worldwide, providing in-depth coverage of the status of SEA systems, and practice in developed, transitional and developing countries by a range of development agencies. The book draws on a large body of published and unpublished material, and contributions from a wide range of individual experts, organizations and agencies. It provides an unparalleled and invaluable understanding of the emerging scope and potential of SEA and describes how, when and where it is being used. The sourcebook includes a probing review of concepts, terminology, approaches and tools of SEA, and a comparative analysis of the different types of existing SEA systems. The volume also contains many case examples illustrating SEA practice in different countries and contexts, a full set of references and a number of appendices containing source materials.

Coastal Monitoring through Partnerships

Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) Pensacola Beach, FL, U.S.A., April 24–27, 2001

Author: Brian D. Melzian,Virginia Engle,Malissa McAlister,Shabeg S. Sandhu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401702993

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 5433

As the coastal human population increases in the United States, there will likely be increasing environmental and socioeconomic pressures on our coastal and estuarine environments. Monitoring the condition of all our nation's coastal and estuarine ecosystems over the long term is more than any one program can accomplish on its own. Therefore, it is crucial that monitoring programs at all levels (local, state, and federal) cooperate in the collection, sharing, and use of environmental data. This volume is the proceedings of the Coastal Monitoring Through Partnerships symposium that was held in Pensacola, Florida in April of 2001, and was organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), and the Council of State Governments (CSG). It contains papers that describe various multi-disciplinary coastal and estuarine environmental monitoring programs, designed and implemented by using regional and national partnerships with federal and state agencies, academia, Native American tribes, and nongovernmental organizations. In addition, it includes papers on modeling and data management; monitoring and assessment of benthic communities; development of biological indicators and interlaboratory sediment comparisons; microbiological modeling and indicators; and monitoring and assessment of phytoplankton and submerged aquatic vegetation. There are many components involved in determining the overall impacts of anthropogenic stressors on coastal and estuarine waters. It will take strong partnerships like those described in this volume to ensure that we have healthy and sustainable coastal and estuarine environments, now and in the future.

World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation

Volume III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts

Author: Charles Sheppard

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128050521

Category: Science

Page: 668

View: 563

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume Three: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts covers global issues relating to our seas, including a biological description of the coast and continental shelf waters, the development and use of the coast, landfills and their effects, pollutant discharges over time, the effects of over-fishing, and the management methods and techniques used to ensure continued ecosystem functioning. The relative importance of water-borne and airborne routes differ in different parts of the world is explored, along with extensive coverage of major habitats and species groups, governmental, education and legal issues, fisheries effects, remote sensing, climate change and management. This book is an invaluable, worldwide reference source for students and researchers concerned with marine environmental science, fisheries, oceanography and engineering and coastal zone development. Provides scientific reviews of regional issues, empowering managers and policymakers to make progress in under-resourced countries and regions Covers environmental issues arising from the human use of both the sea and its watershed Presents informed commentary on major trends, problems and successes, and recommendations for the future

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation

Volume I: Europe, The Americas and West Africa

Author: Charles Sheppard

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128050682

Category: Science

Page: 912

View: 3770

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume One: Europe, The Americas and West Africa provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas of Europe, the Americas and West Africa. Each chapter is written by experts in the field who provide historical overviews in environmental terms, current environmental status, major problems arising from human use, informed comments on major trends, problems and successes, and recommendations for the future. The book is an invaluable worldwide reference source for students and researchers who are concerned with marine environmental science, fisheries, oceanography and engineering and coastal zone development. Covers regional issues that help countries find solutions to environmental decline that may have already developed elsewhere Provides scientific reviews of regional issues, thus empowering managers and policymakers to make progress in under-resourced countries and regions Includes comprehensive maps and updated statistics in each region covered

United Nations Documents Index

April-June 2001

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211008807

Category:

Page: 1194

View: 5202

The United Nations Documents Index covers documents and publications issued by United Nations offices worldwide. The publication indexes a wide variety of documentation such as major reports and studies, resolutions and decisions, draft resolutions and meeting records, including documents of restricted distribution. The information in this publication is arranged in the following nine sections: documents and publications; official records; sales publications; United Nations maps included in UN documents; United Nations sheet maps; United Nations document series symbols; author index; title index and subject index.

The Theory and Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment

Towards a More Systematic Approach

Author: Thomas B. Fischer

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1844074536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 9511

?Anyone serious about integrating environmental factors into planning and policy making will gain new insights and ideas from Fischer?s book on SEA; and students, teachers and practitioners of the subject will find the book essential.?Leonard Ortolano, Professor at Stanford University, USA?Fischer?s book demystifies the process and substantive analytical dimensions of SEA. Offering solidly documented empirical evidence of the value of SEA to development, the knowledge captured in this book is a great contribution to the practice.?Linda Ghanime, Environmental Operations and Policy Adviser, United Nations Development Program?This book is an invaluable reference text for SEA practitioners. I recommend it to everyone!?Xu He, Professor and Director of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Center at Nankai University, China?Fischer gives a concise and wellstructured account of SEA as it is used today. Readers thus will gain important insights into SEA: why it is important, how it works, and what it can and should achieve.?Professor Thomas Bunge, Federal Environment Agency, GermanyStrategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a fast-growing and rapidly evolving professional field driven by both advances in theory and practice and by regulatory requirements in Europe, North America, Australasia, South Africa and increasingly across Asia. However, to date, analysis of existing practice and associated reporting has remained far from systematic and there has been a clear need for a comprehensive textbook to facilitate teaching, learning and practice in this burgeoning field.This textbook, the first of its kind, provides for a state-ofthe-art review of SEA theory and practice and promotes a more systematic approach to SEA. It is written for a wide student, professional and academic audience and aims particularly at supporting the development of SEA modules in undergraduate and postgraduate planning, environmental assessment, engineering and law courses. It provides an overview of the fundamental principles and rules of SEA, reports systematically on international SEA practice and theory and pushes the envelope by developing the theory. Supporting material includes boxed examples and case studies from around the world, extra reading suggestions and a glossary of terms.This is the essential book for all students, professionals and academics in SEA and EIA and follow-up worldwide.

Annual Evaluation Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental policy

Page: N.A

View: 8771

Strategic Environmental Assessment for Policies

An Instrument for Good Governance

Author: Kulsum Ahmed,Ernesto Sanchez-Triana

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821367636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 3193

Environmentally and socially sustainable policies are essential for good governance. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is the key tool for integrating environmental considerations into policies, programs and plans. This book focuses on SEA applied to policies. Through lessons learned from previous use of SEA on policies, it draws lessons on the strengths and weaknesses of current SEA methodology. It then goes on to analyze how policies are formulated and implemented and proposes a new conceptual framework for conducting SEA of policies thatpotentially could be more useful in influencing decision makers to integrate environmental sustainability considerations into policy formulation and implementation.

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

Scenarios: Findings of the Scenarios Working Group

Author: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559633918

Category: Reference

Page: 515

View: 587

Scenarios are an invaluable tool for analyzing complex systems and understanding possible outcomes. This second volume of the MA series explores the implications of four different approaches for managing ecosystem services in the face of growing human demand for them: The Global Orchestration approach, in which we emphasize equity, economic growth, and public goods, reacting to ecosystem problems when they reach critical stages. Order from Strength, which emphasizes security and economic growth. Adapting Mosaic, which emphasizes proactive management of ecosystems, local adaptation, and flexible governance. TechnoGarden, a globalized approach with an emphasis on green technology and a proactive approach to managing ecosystems. The Scenarios volume will help decision-makers and managers identify development paths that better maintain the resilience of ecosystems, and can reduce the risk of damage to human well-being and the environment.

The Challenges of Environmental Mainstreaming

Experience of Integrating Environment Into Development Institutions and Decisions

Author: D. Barry Dalal-Clayton,Stephen Bass

Publisher: IIED

ISBN: 1843697564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 5786

Reviews the changing context and challenges to environmental mainstreaming, discusses what it takes to achieve effective mainstreaming, and provides guidance for selecting operational methods and tools. This title explores the emphasis on getting environmental issues reflected in the government processes.

Biology and Conservation of Ridley Sea Turtles

Author: Pamela T. Plotkin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886119

Category: Nature

Page: 356

View: 7614

The smallest of the sea turtles, olive and Kemp’s ridleys are the only marine turtles to exhibit mass-nesting behavior, known as arribadas. This fascinating phenomenon, during which one could literally walk shell-to-shell across a beach, is considered one of the most amazing wonders of nature. In Biology and Conservation of Ridley Sea Turtles, Pamela T. Plotkin brings together the world’s experts on the genus Lepidochelys to present the first comprehensive, book-length examination of these fascinating animals. Featuring the writings of noted experts including Peter C. H. Pritchard, Jack Frazier, Rene Márquez-M., and Donna J. Shaver, the volume synthesizes over a half century of research. With chapters focused on evolution, development, genetics, physiology, reproduction, migration, and conservation, this book combines a wealth of knowledge and describes an agenda for further research. An integral part of oceanic ecosystems, ridleys present challenges for conservation. Olive ridleys are abundant in some areas and declining in others, whereas Kemp’s ridleys are endangered but slowly recovering. Both face beach-based threats and are prone to capture by commercial fisheries. Here Plotkin and her colleagues reveal the nature of these species and the steps needed to make sure they remain a permanent part of the marine environment.

Ecosystems and human well-being

a framework for assessment

Author: Joseph Alcamo,Elena M. Bennett,Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (Program)

Publisher: Island Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 9092

Ecosystems and Human Well-being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is modeled on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and will provide information requested by governments, through four international conventions, as well as meeting needs within the private sector and civil society. Ecosystems and Human Well-being offers an overview of the assessment, describing the conceptual framework that is being used, defining its scope and providing a baseline of understanding that all participants need to move forward. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment focuses on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystems have affected human well-being. The assessment also evaluates how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades and what responses can be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The assessment was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001, and the primary assessment reports will be released by Island Press in 2005. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series is an invaluable new resource for professionals and policy-makers concerned with international development, environmental science, environmental policy, and related fields. It will help both in choosing among existing options and in identifying new approaches for achieving integrated management of land, water, and living resources while strengthening regional, national, and local capacities. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series will also improve policy and decision-making at all levels by increasing collaboration between natural and social scientists, and between scientists and policy-makers. Ecosystems and Human Well-being is an essential introduction to the program.

DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment Good Practice Guidance for Development Co-operation

Good Practice Guidance for Development Co-operation

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264026584

Category:

Page: 160

View: 1673

This Guidance volume explains the benefits of using SEA in development co-operation and sets out key steps for its application based on recent experiences.

Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

A Guide for Planners and Managers

Author: Rodney V. Salm,Rodney V Salm,John R. Clark,Erkki Siirila

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831705408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 6885

This is a new edition of the classic textbook on marine protected area (MPA) management in the tropics, originally produced as an output of the Bali World Parks Congress in 1982. Approaches to planning and managing MPAs have evolved considerably. Major advances include innovative financing mechanisms, partnerships with the private sector and NGOs, and collaborative management between government and coastal communities. These advances have brought new approaches for MPA establishment and management that are more participatory, involving communities through interaction and collaboration rather than prescription. With new case studies and illustrations, the guide comes in a water-resistant cover for field use. It is intended for those who plan individual and/or national MPA systems and gives philosophical context for MPAs along with some basic principles and approaches.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 9715

Three principles of sustainability, solar energy, chemical cycling, and biodiversity, can guide us in making a shift to a more sustainable society. Five major subthemes - natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the fact that individuals matter - guide the way to sustainability. This book looks at these subthemes and builds on the knowledge you learn by providing core case studies.

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