Reports and Books
The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

This report focuses on the role of natural resources in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes and illustrates how the management of natural resources can be used to promote more effective and sustainable reintegration. Part 1 of the report explores the relationship between natural resources, conflict economies and armed groups. Part 2 introduces the linkages between various natural resource sectors and DDR programmes, covering both potential risks as well as opportunities. Part 3 elaborates on the key entry points for DDR programmes to engage different natural resources sectors, particularly for reinsertion and reintegration activities. The recommendations put forward in Part 4 help policy makers and practitioners to effectively integrate the opportunities and mitigate the risks from natural resources to ensure more sustainable and effective DDR programmes.


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2013

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Reports and Books
Haiti - Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone 
United Nations Development Programme

This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of an 18 month long assessment of the border between the two countries that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the Dominican Republic, a middle-income country. It provides up-to-date information and confirms the close relationship that exists between the state of trans-boundary natural resources, poverty, and recurring social conflicts.


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2013
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
National Inventory of Mercury Releases in [Country] [Template]
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment's Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases, hereafter referred as the Toolkit, is intended to assist countries to identify and quantify the sources of mercury releases.Inventory Level 1 calculation spreadsheet is a simple and easy to use tool. The calculation spreadsheet is accompanied by the guideline manual and the reporting template.


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2013
Reports and Books
Guidebook for the development of a nationally appropriate mitigation action on efficient lighting
United Nations Environment Programme

This Guidebook emphasizes the role of energy efficient lighting and its potential for rapidly reducing carbon emissions and delivering economic and environmental benefits through Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). It has been designed to assist governments, international agencies and other stakeholders shape national efficient lighting strategies into NAMAs. The Guidebook encompasses the entire process from developing a basic checklist to forming a national efficient lighting strategy.


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2013
Reports and Books
Mercury: acting now
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Global Mercury Partnership was initiated in 2005 to take immediate action to protect human health and the environment from the release of mercury and its compounds to the environment. It is a voluntary multi-stakeholder partnership that operates based on an Overarching Framework. The eight work areas of the Partnership have business plans setting out objectives, targets and priorities for action. This brochure illustrates key issues and how they are being addressed by this partnership.


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2013
Reports and Books
Pacific Integrated Island Management : principles, case studies and lessons learned
United Nations Environment Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

This document is supported by an illustrated synthesis and electronic materials for use in communicating and promoting use of Integrated Island Management approaches. These products are designed to raise awareness of Integrated Island Management and promote more effective and widespread uptake of good practice principles.


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2013
Reports and Books
Informing climate-resilient development: the application of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in PACC programme - experiences and lessons learned on capacity building (PTR1)
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

This report sets out the evaluation findings of the capacity-building components of the PACC CBA work programme. A separate report, PACC Technical Report no. 2, sythesises the CBA reports completed under the work programme, and assesses the effectiveness of these CBAs for improving selection and design of the PACC pilot projects


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2013
Serials
UNEP Global Environment Alert Service
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue focuses on: Ecosystem management, Environmental governance, Harmful substances and hazardous waste.


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2013