Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
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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Reports and Books
Carbon Pricing Approaches in Eastern and Southern Africa - Annexure A: Country Chapters - A Report Submitted under the Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA)
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a report showing the carbon pricing approaches in the Eastern and Southern Africa Countries.


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Factsheets
Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) of Refrigerants: Which Particular Values are Used?
United Nations Environment Programme

Under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Article 7 of the Protocol requires all Parties, both developing countries (also called Article 5 countries) and developed countries, to provide statistical data on an annual basis, on various issued related to trade and production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), covering CFCs, halons, carbon tetrachloride, methyl chloroform, HCFCs, HBFCs, bromochloromethane and methyl bromide to the Ozone Secretariat. This data is then used to calculate each Party’s official ODS consumption and production levels. The data reported includes information on: production; imports from and exports to Parties and non-Parties; imports and exports of ODS that have been recycled; amounts used for feedstock; amounts destroyed by technologies approved by the Parties; amount of methyl bromide used for quarantine and pre-shipment (QPS) applications.


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Factsheets
Global Warming Potential (GWP) of Refrigerants: Why are Particular Values Used?
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2016, the Montreal Protocol was amended to phase-down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which are commonly used alternatives to ozone depleting substances.


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Factsheets
The Informal Prior-Informed Consent (iPIC) Mechanism - 2016 update
United Nations Environment Programme

As part of its work in providing assistance to developing countries to fulfil their commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the UNEP DTIE OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) launched the ‘Informal Prior-Informed Consent’ (iPIC) mechanism in 2006. This initiative was developed in order to better manage trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS) that is controlled under the Protocol.


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Booklets and Brochures
Key Findings: Global Chemicals Outlook II - From Legacies to Innovative Solutions: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme
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Reports and Books
The State of the Environment 1983: Selected Topics
United Nations Environment Programme

The present state of the environment report deals with three topics of international significance selected by the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme at its tenth session: two contemporary issues (hazardous waste and acid rain) and one of a "futuristic" nature (environmental aspects of energy farms). In order to sharpen the focus of treatment of these problems, the presentation is given under four main headings: facts and figures, the problem, major actions taken or planned, and concluding remarks.


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Reports and Books
WMO/UNEP Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change: Report of the First Session
United Nations Environment Programme, World Meteorological Organization

The first session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was held at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG) from 9 to 11 November 1988. It was formally opened at 10.15 am on 9 November by Mr. J.P. Bruce, Acting Deputy Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WHO).


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Reports and Books
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Report of the Second Session of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
United Nations Environment Programme, World Meteorological Organization
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Reports and Books
The State of the Environment 1984: The Environment in the Dialogue between and among Developed and Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

The intent of this report is to engender a better understanding of the central role of environmental issues in the broader economic and social context. It is meant to facilitate a more comprehensive approach by demonstrating that economic and social issues (until now the mainstays of the dialogue between developed and developing countries) on the one hand, and the environment on the other should involve a mutually beneficial influence of each upon the other. The report is intended to show that economic problems cause environmental despoliation which, in turn, makes economic and structural reform more difficult to achieve.


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