Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
A Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management Volume 2: Technical Guide for Classification and Target-setting
United Nations Environment Programme

The main aim of the Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management series is to support countries to sustainably manage freshwater ecosystems. The overall aim of this volume is to provide countries with guidance on selected aspects of the Framework for Freshwater Ecosystem Management, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective is to initiate and contribute to national-level discussions to support implementation. It outlines the main issues for consideration, provides examples, and notes links to relevant SDG targets and indicators.


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2017
Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-efficient Lighting - U4E Policy Guide Series
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, United for Efficiency (U4E)

This guide offers an overview of the key elements required to transform a national appliance market towards more energy-efficient products through the application of the U4E Integrated Policy Approach. It is cross-cutting for all United for Efficiency priority products including lighting, refrigerators, air conditioners, distribution transformers and electric motors.


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2017

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Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for Assimilating Gender into Integrated Environment Assessments (IEA)
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines provide step by step guidance on how to address gender in the IEA process and a simple checklist for individuals or group involved in the IEA process as outlined in the IEA training manual (UNEP 2009).


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2017

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Community-based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Toolkit: The Afghanistan Resilience Consortium’s Guide to Building Community-based Resilience to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

The overall objective of the community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) toolkit is to identify the short-, medium- and long-term actions that can be taken with a community in order to address the underlying vulnerabilities to natural hazards and climate change. In doing so, the CBDP toolkit builds upon the data generated by the ARC’s Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) toolkit, which is the vehicle through which primary data on local community conditions, vulnerabilities, and capacities is collected.


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Green Customs Guide to Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide provides an overview of the multilateral environmental agreements, their requirements related to trade in environmentally sensitive substances and commodities, and the role of customs officers and border control officers in facilitating legal trade and preventing illegal trade. Hence, the customs and border control officers will know better what to look for, why they are looking for it, what the implications of uncontrolled or illegal trade are and whom to contact for more specialized assistance.


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