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3 Geographic Information Activities in Africa
Pages 29-36

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... 2001. SADC Progress Report on the Implementation of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development: A Report to the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development.
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... provided a political foundation and programs to facilitate the transition toward sustainable development (UNCED, 1992) (Table 1-~.
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... Most of these have focused on the environment (Figure 2-~. Prominent environmental issues addressed include air quality and water resources management (Table 2-34.
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... Six African countries participated in the project: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Support was provided through regional training and technical assistance programs and the creation of a global monitoring and reporting system.
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... b The average number of years for which the vision statement, local action plan, sustainable development policy or monitoring report is valid.
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... . TABLE ~ '-3 Local Agenda 2 ~ Activities Underway and Future Priority Issues a Priority Issues for the Next 3-5 Rank Activities Currently Underway Globally Years Globally Air quality Natural resources management 2 Water resources management Air quality Energy man ligament ~ Water resources management Transportati an ~ Energy management Natural rest urces management ~ Transportation 35 Respondents were allowed to select more than one option.
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... In addition, enterprises are securing certification of environmental management systems under the ISO 14000 standard of the International Organization for Standardization or the European EcoManagement and Audit Scheme. Rising stakeholder participation has led to initiatives including the global reporting initiative, which is developing a common framework for voluntary reporting on the economic, environmental, and social aspects of organizationleve' activities, products, and services.


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