Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Become a #SolveDifferent Champion: A Guide for Member States
United Nations Environment Programme

This toolkit for Member States contains practical guidance and information for use in the lead-up to and during the Assembly.


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2019
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UNEP Guidance - Enforcement of Chemicals Control Legislation
United Nations Environment Programme

This guidance document builds upon an earlier United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publication, Guidance on the Development of Legal and Institutional Infrastructures and Measures for Recovering Costs of National Administration for Sound Management of Chemicals (LIRA Guidance). It provides guidance on how to ensure effective compliance with rules and regulations.


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2019
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Quick Start Guide for Managing Mercury Trade in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide for managing mercury trade in ASGM has been developed as part of UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership technical support to countries developing NAPs, in response to requests from countries. The guide provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on mercury supply, demand and trade. Furthermore, it aims to familiarize the reader with the provisions relevant to mercury trade in the Minamata Convention. Finally, it suggests practical steps to understand mercury trade at the national level and recommends approaches to developing the National Action Plan strategy to manage mercury trade in ASGM.


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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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Financing the Climate Co-Benefits of the HCFC Phase-out: A Guide for Low Volume Consuming Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides guidance for Ozone Officers in low volume HCFC consuming countries (LVCs) to help them understand how to seek financing outside of the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund to achieve the climate co-benefits indicated in their national
HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMPs).


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2014
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Protocol for the Sampling and Pre-treatment of National Samples within the UNEP/GEF Projects to Support the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs 2016-2019
United Nations Environment Programme
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Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Guideline for Inventory Level 1 Version 1.3 - April 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The "Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases", the "Toolkit", is intended to assist countries to develop a national mercury releases inventory. 


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Guidelines for Organizations, Sampling and Analysis of Human Milk on Persistent Organic Pollutants
United Nations Environment Programme
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Handbook: Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Institute for Training and Research

This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The target audience is countries and agencies, but the guidance is also relevant for private sector stakeholders (including financial institutions and mining companies), non-governmental organizations, universities, donors, and other stakeholders.


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UNEP Guide for National Ozone Officers
United Nations Environment Programme

This Guide aims to support National Ozone Units and the MLF's country-driven approach. It was originally developed by OzonAction through the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Compliance Assistance Programme (ROAP CAP), and has been updated to reflect important developments in the Protocol since 2005. The Guide is based on the experiences of numerous NOOs around the world, international agencies and individual experts. It represents the collective wisdom of the wider community of NOOs who lead National Ozone Units.


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