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Global Judicial Handbook on Environmental Constitutionalism - 2nd Edition
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook is designed to provide jurists with an overview of environmental constitutionalism: we address what it is, the peculiar practical and procedural issues it presents, and how courts from around the globe have engaged it.


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2018
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Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies: Implications for Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report aims to enhance understanding of the implications, capacity needs and enabling conditions for trade liberalization of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), with focus on developing countries. It focuses its analysis on five ESTs, namely solar photovoltaic cells (PVs), water filters, waste incinerators, gas filtering machinery, hemp and flax fibers.
To do that, the study takes a holistic approach and combines trade flow analysis with policy research. It draws upon findings from two regional assessments on EST trade in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the East African Community (EAC), including country case studies in Malaysia and Kenya. Data was collected from multiple sources, including the United Nations Comtrade database, the World Trade Organization (WTO) database on trade in services, country- and company-level data, as well as scientific publications.


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2018
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Procedure for Air Monitoring using Active Air Samplers (HVS)
United Nations Environment Programme

“Sampling methods for air and QA/QC procedures should, as far as possible, be adopted from existing air monitoring programmes1 for POPs, but they will need to be adapted to and validated for the specific conditions, concentration levels and temperature at the sampling sites.” This document therefore comprises, as a contribution to the capacity building efforts under the Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention by the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in the Czech Republic, a description of the operation procedure and methodology for sampling of ambient air by active sampler as a first attempt to bring key steps into one document. As there are several monitoring programmes, each of them using different type of active sampler, we are hereby describing a case study example of the device Leckel MVS-6 (middle volume sampler) used in the sampling sites in Africa.


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2018
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Strengthening Legal Frameworks for Licit and Illicit Trade in Wildlife and Forest Products: Lessons from the Natural Resource Management, Trade Regulation and Criminal Justice Sectors
United Nations Environment Programme

This analysis provides a working understanding of illicit
trade in wildlife and forest products. In parallel to the
conduct of this analysis, UN Environment has been
facilitating an experts’ process on crimes that have serious impacts on the environment. This process has resulted, among others, in a publication by UN Environment entitled "The State of Knowledge of Crimes that have Serious Impacts on the Environment".


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2018
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African Ocean Governance Strategic Blueprint - Draft pending PoE review
United Nations Environment Programme

African Ocean Governance Strategy: Scoping study and gap analysis


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2018
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Assessment of post-2010 National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
United Nations Environment Programme

This assessment report gives a snapshot of how countries have progressed in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans development and national implementation since the pre-2010 National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans assessment carried out by the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies3 and their readiness to meet the Aichi Targets. In particular, we examined Parties’ readiness to mainstream biodiversity concerns across sectoral and cross-sectoral plans and policies.


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2018
Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Law and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper provides an overview of current thinking and the experience of countries in using legal frameworks to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level through National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and provides options for enhancing legal preparedness in revising and implementing the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.


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2018
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Making Trade Work for the Environment, Prosperity and Resilience
World Trade Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

TInternational trade offers unique opportunities to help tackle mounting environmental challenges while fostering economic and social prosperity. Open, predictable and equitable trade relations among countries can accelerate the worldwide diffusion of environmentally sound technological solutions and facilitate the creation and expansion of markets for sustainable products. Moreover, with the growing impacts of climate change and resource scarcity – felt in varying magnitudes across different parts of the world – trade has an important role to play in strengthening environmental resilience. This co-publication by the World Trade Organization and UN Environment looks at the interplay between trade and the environment and identifies ways to ensure that trade and a healthy environment reinforce each other. It highlights the need for coordinated action, along with fit-for-purpose policies and institutions, to expand the contribution of trade for a better and more resilient environment. It illustrates how the World Trade Organization and UN Environment are working together to support countries in identifying opportunities to use trade proactively to promote sustainability and prosperity, and to strengthen international co-operation to deliver benefits for all.


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2018
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The Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries and the Use and Application of the Benchmarking Assessment Tool Workshop
United Nations Environment Programme
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2018
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From NIPs to Implementation: Lessons Learned Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The UN Environment, Chemicals and Health Branch implemented the full size Global Environmental Facility (GEF) project „Global project on the updating of National Implementation Plans for POPs“and the medium size GEF project „Global project on the updating of National Implementation Plans for POPs – add on to umbrella FSP project“. The objective of the two projects is to assist countries to review and update the National Implementation Plan (NIP) in order to comply with reporting obligations (Article 15) and updating of National Implementation Plans (Article 7) under the Stockholm Convention. The current report has been compiled considering the valuable information provided by a large majority of the projects countries, as well as by other invited countries with relevant experience on the developing, updating or revising of the national implementation plans. Moreover, information provided by other GEF implementing agencies, as well as by the non-governmental organizations was also considered.


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2018