Factsheets
Single-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability - Fact-sheet for Policymakers
United Nations Environment Programme

The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of the biggest environmental scourges of our time will require governments to regulate, businesses to innovate and individuals to act. This paper sets out the latest thinking on how we can achieve this. It looks at what governments, businesses and individuals have achieved at national and sub-national levels to curb the consumption of single-use plastics. It offers lessons that may be useful for policymakers who are considering regulating the production and use of single-use plastics.


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Children's Rights and the Environment: Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, Knox, John, Queen's University Belfast, Terre des Hommes International Federation
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2018
Factsheets
HFC Baselines and Phase-down Timetable - OzonAction Kigali Fact Sheet 5
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet shows the four country groupings under the Kigali Amendment and provides a summary of the timetables and explains how to calculate the HFC baseline.


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2017
Factsheets
Technical Issues: High Ambient Temperature - OzonAction Kigali Fact Sheet 9
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet discusses some of the technical issues related to the operation of air-conditioning systems at high / extremely high ambient temperature


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2017
Factsheets, Summaries
Benefits of the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife Especially (SPAW, 1990) to the Cartagena Convention (1983)
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme
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2016
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Commonly Used Non-ODS Substitute Refrigerants
United Nations Environment Programme

COMMONLY USED NON-ODS SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS 1. Global Warming Potential, WMO Scientific Assessment Report 2014; Report of the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee 2014 Assessment 2. A1 = Lower toxicity, no flame propagation (non-flammable); B1 = Higher toxicity, no flame propagation (non-flammable); A2 = Lower toxicity, flammable; A2L = Lower toxicity, lower flammability; B2L = Higher toxicity, lower flammability. 3. 2901.10 applies only if the concentration of is higher than 95%, otherwise 2711.13 (“Butanes”) applies.


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2016
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Action plan for the Caribbean of Marine Mammals (MMAP) in the Wider Caribbean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, born out of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention), came into force in 2000 and is the only regional biodiversity legal agreement for the advancement of the conservation and protection of the marine environment in the Wider
Caribbean Region (WCR). All the species of the WCR listed in Annex II of the SPAW Protocol are considered to be threatened or endangered species and their capture, take or possession is prohibited, unless for traditional use to satisfy cultural and subsistence
needs. The SPAW Protocol calls for the development and implementation of conservation, recovery or management programmes, as well as guidelines and criteria for the management of protected species.


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2010

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Resource Efficiency - United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Environment Programme

Factsheets in this series: Climate change, Resource efficiency, Disasters and conflicts, Environmental governance, Harmful substances and hazardous waste, Ecosystem management.


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2010