Reports and Books
Climate Change 1995 : The Science of Climate Change - Contribution of WGI to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The IPCC Scientific Assessment Working Group (WGI) was established in 1988 to assess available information on the science of climate change, in particular that arising from human activities.


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Reports and Books
Road Map for the development of Alternatives to DDT
United Nations Environment Programme

This document first provides a short analysis of the situation, elaborating in particular on recent developments in the production, trade, use and consumption of DDT, some background on the global policies and strategies for vector control, and an overview of the status of vector control tools and chemical and non-chemical alternatives. Next, an overview is given of the actors that will be responsible for implementing the road map. Finally, each of the elements featured in the road map is elaborated upon.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Laws & Regulations in China and Rules of WTO (A Chinese-English Version) [Part A]
United Nations Environment Programme, China State Environmental Protection Administration

Environmental regulation and the rules on trade are impacting one another. This compilation, in the form of bilingual Chinese-English version, has collected the major environmental laws, regulations and other regulatory instruments, which having direct or indirect impact on trade, investment and development projects, the rules of various WTO agreements with impact on environmental protection. The trade-related provisions in major international environmental treaties and the environment-related provisions in the legal instruments on China's accession into WTO are also included. This compilation was organized by the Department of Policy & Law of the State environmental Protection Administration, it could be used as the guideline for international traders and investors to get familiar with and comply with the Chinese environmental laws and regulations, it could also be used as the indispensable deskbook for those in the environmental departments and other related sectors to understand and apply the rules of WTO, especially those provisions related to the environmental protection.


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Reports and Books
Assessing the Risk of Genetic Damage
United Nations Environment Programme

The major objective of the study was to develop a series of principles and recommendations that may serve as the basis for assessing the genotoxic hazards of environmental agents. It was considered that such principles and recommendations would be useful in setting priorities for the regulation and control of the vast array of chemicals to which humans are exposed in the environment; in formulating guidelines or regulations to mitigate the genetic effects of environmental agents; and in designing appropriate mechanisms to minimize the effects of such agents on both humans and other living organisms. This book is based on the working papers that resulted from the study.


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Assessment of Human Exposure to Lead: Comparison Between Belgium, Malta, Mexico and Sweden
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

The main objectives of this study were:
- To study whether differences in blood lead levels found between countries in the Biological Monitoring Project were primarily due to exposure via ingested lead or via inhaled lead;
- To study the relationship between exposure to lead and concentrations of lead in blood; and
- To make a preliminary survey, in selected areas, of the possible sources of high exposure.


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Reports and Books
Assessment of Human Exposure to Lead and Cadmium through Biological Monitoring
World Health Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

This paper describes the development and results of the metals component of the UNEP/WHO Pilot Project on Assessment of Human Exposure to Pollutants through Biological Monitoring. This project was carried out within the framework of the Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS). The project was initiated in 1978 following the recommendations from a UNEP/WHO meeting of a Government Expert Group on Health-Related Monitoring, held in Geneva in 1977.
The immediate objectives were: a) to review and agree internationally on selected methods to be used for analysis and evaluation of levels of a limited number of pollutants in selected tissues and body fluids; b) to provide technical advice and arrange training programmes for scientists and technicians; c) to design and implement a programme for rigid quality control in connection with sampling, storage, transport and analysis of tissues and body fluids; and d) to carry out a number of pilot studies on selected segments of the population in a specified number of countries.


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Factsheets
Update on New Refrigerants Designations and Safety Classifications - Factsheet
United Nations Environment Programme, American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE)

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an update on ASHRAE standards for refrigerants and to introduce the new refrigerants that have been awarded an «R» number over the last few years and introduced into the international market.


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Reports and Books
La Alianza del Pacífico y el Medio Ambiente: Hacia un modelo de desarrollo sostenible basado en el crecimiento verde
United Nations Environment Programme

El presente estudio analiza las políticas e iniciativas de los cuatro países que integran la Alianza del Pacífico para promover el crecimiento verde de sus economías. El estudio identifica los sectores de agricultura, transporte, y energías limpias y eficiencia energética como los sectores comunes y prioritarios para promover una economía sostenible en Chile, Colombia, México y Perú. De igual forma identifica las compras públicas, la eco-innovación y las finanzas sostenibles como temas estratégicos y transversales con el mayor potencial de fortalecer y fomentar las oportunidades de comercio verde desde y entre los países del bloque.


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Newsletters
OzoNews Volume XIX - 30 July 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

In this issue:
1. Update on new refrigerants designations and safety classifications - factsheet
2. Why do Antarctic Ozone recovery trends vary?
3. Architecture and financing models for efficient cooling alongside the Montreal Protocol - Discussion paper
4. The role of refrigeration in the global economy
5. Montreal Protocol and Legal Experts from Southern African Development Community countries team up for Kigali Amendment
6. Training-workshop on refrigeration and air conditioning - Eritrea
7. Philippines on right track in global phaseout of HCFC
8. Protect your business: Buy refrigerants from safe sources!
9. Introduction to refrigeration standard EN 378
10. Revised Part 2 of the Guide to Good Commercial Refrigeration Practice series


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Reports and Books
Environmental Management: Issues and Solutions
United Nations Environment Programme

The present volume and the 1991 seminars on environmental management on which it is based launched a new process of interaction at UNEP: an open exchange of views with working environmentalists in developing countries. Consequently, almost half this collection consists of case studies, by and discussions with, the participants. The book should be viewed as the distillation of a dialogue rich in challenging positions and shared experience.


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