Book, Case Study
UNEP Compendium on Human Rights and the Environment: Selected international legal materials and cases
United Nations Environment Programme, Center for International Environmental Law

The Compendium on human rights and the environment takes stock of the normative and jurisprudential developments in the field of human rights and the environment. It describes international instruments that relate to human rights and the environment, such as multilateral environmental agreements, international human rights treaties, and international resolutions and declarations.


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Meeting Report
Consultation Report Human Rights and the Environment: Procedural Rights Related to Environmental Protection: Convened by the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

This report summarises the outcomes of the consultation on procedural human rights related to environmental protection convened by the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The consultation took place on 22-23 February in Nairobi, Kenya, at the United Nations Office in Nairobi


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Infographic/Flyer
GEMS/Water Data Centre Poster (UNEA 2)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme
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Infographic/Flyer
GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre Poster - Africa (UNEA2)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme
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Infographic/Flyer
GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre Poster (UNEA 2)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme
Download: 2016-05-16 UNEAPoster1(FIN).pdf
Infographic/Flyer
GEMS/Water Poster General (UNEA 2)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme
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Infographic/Flyer
Poster: GEMS/Water Programme General
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme
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Other
Survey on the involvement of Major Groups and Stakeholders in the generation, utilization and dissemination of environmental information developed by UNEP (UNEP - Major Groups Survey Analysis)
United Nations Environment Programme
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Guideline
UNEP guidance: On the development of legal and institutional infrastructures and measures for recovering costs of national administration for sound management of chemicals
United Nations Environment Programme

The design and implementation of comprehensive and coherent legal frameworks and related institutional arrangements for management of chemicals, including sustainable financing options is a cornerstone in achieving the goals from the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and reaffirmed at the Rio+20 Summit in Brazil in 2012, that by 2020 the use and production of chemicals should be done in ways that do not lead to significant adverse effects on human health and the environment. One of the cornerstones for achieving the above 2020 goal will be the establishment of comprehensive and coherent legal frameworks and related institutional infrastructure including sustainable financing options.

To assist countries in his process, UNEP, with financial support from the Swedish government, has developed a Guidance document for the development of Legal and Institutional Infrastructures for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Measures for Cost Recovery of National Administrations
(LIRA-Guidance). The Guidance aims at providing practical, step-by-step support to policy makers for strengthening national legislation and institutional set-ups for achieving sound management of chemicals, including proposals for measures for financing necessary related administration activities.


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Assessment report, Summary
State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2012 Summary for Decision-Makers
Åke Bergman, Jerrold J. Heindel, Susan Jobling, Karen A. Kidd, R. Thomas Zoeller
Download: State of the Science of EDCs Summary Report 2012.pdf