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
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
Goodlife Goals [Pack of Actions]
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint for a better future. And together we can reach them. By following the Good Life Goals we can all help make tomorrow better than today. Let’s do this!


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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
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
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
Hazardous & Noxious Substances (HNS) Response Operation Guideline
United Nations Environment Programme

This regional guideline aims to give general recommendations and provide information needed for proper decision making when responding to accidents in the marine environment involving chemicals and dangerous goods. It shoud not, however, be taken as a substitute for the national guidelines and manuals on HNS spills response existing in NOWPAP member states. The guideline is based on existing regional (HELCOM, REMPEC and Bonn Agreement) and national (NOWPAP member states) manuals and recommendations. The contents of this guideline must be thoroughly reviewed beforehand and are primarily aimed for personnel who are familiar with the area.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidance Note: Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into National Development Planning
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Experience continues to show that better environmental management can contribute greatly to improving health, resilience to environmental risks, economic development and livelihood opportunities, especially for the poor. To fight poverty and preserve the ecosystems poor people rely on, we must place pro-poor economic growth and environmental sustainability at the heart of our most fundamental policies, systems and institutions. This approach has come to be known as poverty-environment mainstreaming. It essentially aims to integrate the linkages between the environment and poverty reduction into government processes and institutions,
thereby changing the very nature of its decision-making culture and practices.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Integrated Policymaking for Sustainable Development - A Reference Manual
United Nations Environment Programme

This reference manual provides guidance on Integrated Policymaking (IP) with a view to promoting Sustainable Development (SD) in its environmental, social, and economic (ESE) dimensions. IP: • is proposed as a normative policymaking approach that considers critical ESE implications and interactions associated with policy issues and their potential solutions; • places solutions within a policy cycle in order to ensure that policy issues are appropriately defined,potential solutions compared, the solution that increases synergies and reduces trade-offs adopted, and the adopted solution implemented, monitored, and evaluated; • aligns policy development with the political, institutional, and analytical realities of the policy environment.
This summary is prepared to enable senior policy and decision makers to appreciate IP’s added value. The full report is available for practitioners who are convinced of the need for SD and seeking guidance on how to make public policies contribute to it.


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