Vision for water and nature - compilation of all project documents

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IUCN, 2000 - 223 pages
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Page 44 - UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...
Page 31 - comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living...
Page 123 - Convention wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres.
Page 104 - The objectives of this Convention, to be pursued in accordance with its relevant provisions, are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources...
Page 39 - Ecosystems and organisms, as well as the land, marine and atmospheric resources that are utilized by man. shall be managed to achieve and maintain optimum sustainable productivity, but not in such a way as to endanger the integrity of those other ecosystems or species with which they coexist.
Page 40 - Integrated water resources management is based on the perception of water as an integral part of the ecosystem, a natural resource and a social and economic good, whose quantity and quality determine the nature of its utilisation.
Page 104 - Commission defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Page 40 - Activities which might have an impact on nature shall be controlled, and the best available technologies that minimize significant risks to nature or other adverse effects shall be used ; in particular : a. Activities which are likely to cause irreversible damage to nature shall be avoided ; b. Activities which are likely to pose a significant risk to nature shall be preceded by an exhaustive examination; their proponents shall demonstrate that expected benefits outweigh potential damage to nature...
Page 40 - Activities which are likely to pose a significant risk to nature shall be preceded by an exhaustive examination; their proponents shall demonstrate that expected benefits outweigh potential damage to nature, and where potential adverse effects are not fully understood, the activities should not proceed...
Page 40 - Water has an economic value in all its competing uses and should be recognized as an economic good...

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