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UN Environment launches global overview of environmental assessment legislation

Through a consultative process with legal experts, environmental assessment practioners, academics, non-governmental organisations and government officials, UNEP-WCMC supported UN Environment in developing a global stocktaking of environmental assessment legislation.

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Experts seek ways to mitigate environmental impacts of infrastructure boom in Asia Pacific

Academics, activists and officials from countries in the region last week gathered in Malaysia’s capital to explore ways to boost the socio-economic advantages of road projects without severely impacting the environment...The conference, “Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific: Promoting Benefits & Limiting Environmental Risks,” was hosted by the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science of Australia’s James Cook University. In focus was infrastructure development in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

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