Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Hazardous & Noxious Substances (HNS) Response Operation Guideline
United Nations Environment Programme

This regional guideline aims to give general recommendations and provide information needed for proper decision making when responding to accidents in the marine environment involving chemicals and dangerous goods. It shoud not, however, be taken as a substitute for the national guidelines and manuals on HNS spills response existing in NOWPAP member states. The guideline is based on existing regional (HELCOM, REMPEC and Bonn Agreement) and national (NOWPAP member states) manuals and recommendations. The contents of this guideline must be thoroughly reviewed beforehand and are primarily aimed for personnel who are familiar with the area.


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Reports and Books
Regional Report on HNS Preparedness and Response. MERRAC Technical Report No. 9
United Nations Environment Programme

Based on National Reports prepared by experts from NOWPAP member states, this Regional Report was compiled to provide NOWPAP countries with information and recommendations regarding future actions to be taken, in terms of increasing response capabilities for HNS incidents in the region.


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Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Module 1: The GEO Approach to Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA)
United Nations Environment Programme

Asia Pacific Version


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Reports and Books
Integrated Coastal Planning and Ecosystem-Based Management in the Northwest Pacific Region - POMRAC Technical Report No. 8
United Nations Environment Programme

The first part of this report provides a synthesis of experiences and lessons learned in integrated coastal and river basin management (ICARM) among the four countries in the NOWPAP region, and the second part serves as a guidebook designed to assist member states in applying efficient ICARM methodologies and best practices including coastal area and river basin planning (landscape, urban and marine spatial).


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Reports and Books
Recycling Plastic Marine Litter
United Nations Environment Programme

This booklet has been prepared in recognition of the benefits of plastic waste recycling, to introduce the existing and developing plastic recycling technologies with the potential application for managing plastic marine litter. The booklet also describes some issues involved in recycling plastic marine litter, and offers some suggestions.


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Newsletters
NOWPAP Quarterly - The Third Quarter of 2016
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan

Highlights of Progress of NOWPAP Regional Activity Centers (RACs)


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Reports and Books
Review and Analysis of Floating Marine Litter Prediction Models in the NOWPAP Region - Technical Report No. 36
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication shares information on prediction models that have been developed in NOWPAP member states, in order to analyze the behavior of floating marine litter, and the parameterization of floating marine litter characteristics. The main objective of this report is to establish a plan for future development of a regional prediction model, which could be applied to predict the behaviors of floating marine litter, in order to eventually be able to identify the trajectory, support the reduction of, and develop prevention measures against floating marine litter in the region.


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Booklets and Brochures
Sectoral Guidelines for the Marine Litter Management: Fishing
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) in order to provide effective tips on how to reduce marine litter, as well as to facilitate understanding of regulations on sea-based marine litter and practical principles of environmentally friendly behaviors.


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Reports and Books
NOWPAP Regional Oil and HNS Spill Contingency Plan
United Nations Environment Programme

This document outlines the NOWPAP Regional Oil and HNS Spill Contingency Plan, the purpose of which is to provide a framework under which NOWPAP Members may co-operate at the operational level in responding to oil and HNS spill incidents.


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Reports and Books
Regional Overview and National Reports on Marine and Coastal Nature Reserves in the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a part of DINRAC efforts to establish a database on marine and coastal nature reserves in the NOWPAP region; improve understanding on the current situation and future developments of nature reserves; and prepare a review on nature reserves found in the region. It is hoped that this review which will help improve understanding on the current situation and management of key nature reserves of NOWPAP member states.


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