Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Guide to the Ratification and Accession to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guidebook is a “how to” guide on the steps towards ratification of, acceptance of, approval of or accession to, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. It provides references and describes strategies and techniques for good practice on ratification of the Protocol.


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Training Curriculum on Environmental Law for Judges and Magistrates in Africa: A Guide for Judicial Training Institutions
United Nations Environment Programme

The Training Curriculum and Manual on Environmental Law for Judges and Magistrates in Africa is a generic guide for judicial training institutions and programmes containing the key minimum course content. The training curriculum provides a generic regional curriculum with principles, norms, procedural requirements and guidelines within which judiciary institutions can develop tailor made curricula and action plans.


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Handbook for Stakeholder Engagement at UN Environment - [2nd Edition]
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook aims to inform and guide Major Groups and Stakeholders by presenting in detail the currently applied rules, mechanisms and practices for Major Groups and Stakeholder’s engagement in UN Environment’s work. It is based on the Rules of Procedure of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme.


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Port Reception Facilities in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were designed to assist local organizations, local governments and NOWPAP member states by providing information on port collection facilities as submitted by the member states or collected from the International Maritime Organization's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).


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2009
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches and Shorelines of the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2007
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines by Remote Sensing for the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines have been designed particularly for coastal managers in local government and professional researchers involved in translating satellite remote sensing into information and tools that are useful for the monitoring of eutrophication. It is hoped that these guidelines will contribute to the proper use of satellite data for monitoring and assessment of eutrophication and as a result, to capacity building for NOWPAP members.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Training Manual for Customs and Enforcement Officers Third Edition: Saving the Ozone Layer: Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances in Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

An essential tool in building the capacity of Customs Officers, The Training Manual for Customs Officers provides the necessary guidance and information to effectively monitor and facilitate the legal trade in ozone depleting substances and to combat their illegal trade. It presents information on the international policy context and an overview of the technical issues, including information on chemicals and products traded and how these may be smuggled.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Sustainable Lifestyles: Options & Opportunities
United Nations Environment Programme, One Earth

This publication provides a sample of opportunities that can be tailored and applied at the city level to introduce and promote more sustainable lifestyles. Its aim is to enhance understanding of what are more sustainable ways of living and to raise awareness of what can be done, including actions inspired by efforts in the field.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Seabed in the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines, developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) project, aim to assist NOWPAP Member states, local governments, volunteers and NGOs, in monitoring marine litter on the seabed.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Environmental Impact Assessment Training Resource Manual - Second Edition
United Nations Environment Programme

This manual is intended to support capacity development in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). It is a tool for trainers who have some background experience and understanding of EIA. It is designed t assists them in preparing and delivering training coursed that provide an understanding of, and basic capacity in, the application of EIA.


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