Reports and Books
Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province (ISEA-North): Lessons Learnt Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report discusses the lessons that emerged during the development and implementation of the “Integrated Strategic Environment
Assessment for the Northern Province (ISEA-North)”, which was developed as a planning tool to mainstream environment sustainability and disaster resilience in the post-conflict development of the Northern Province in Sri Lanka.


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Reports and Books
Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessment in Post-earthquake Nepal 2015-2017: Lessons Learnt Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This lessons learnt report covers Nepal’s experience with ISEAs as an integrated approach to post-disaster/ post-crisis sustainable development planning with a focus on the road sector. It details the multi-stakeholder process undertaken to map environmental baselines, landslide susceptibility with regards to the roads designated for reconstruction under the NRA's “Post Disaster Recovery Framework”.


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Manuals and Guides, Policy and Strategy Documents
Developing a National Action Plan to Reduce and, Where Feasible, Eliminate Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining - Guidance Document
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership

This document represents an expansion of this original guidance document and is intended to reflect the language of the
Convention and other advances in understanding of the ASGM sector. It is intended to provide guidance to countries in
formulating ASGM National Action Plans (NAPs) that are compliant with the requirements of the Minamata Convention.
The document also provides technical, legal and policy information on issues related to ASGM, which may be useful
when preparing and implementing the NAP. This guidance is indicative – the use of this document is not mandatory or
a requirement under the Convention.
The mandate for the development of this document comes from the Final Act of the Minamata Convention, which
called on the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC) to support the development of guidance to
countries in preparing their NAPs.


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Reports and Books
Exploring the Potential for Adopting Alternative Materials to Reduce Marine Plastic Litter
United Nations Environment Programme

This report aims to provide representative examples of some of the many alternative materials that are either available commercially, or are in development. It is intended to encourage entrepreneurs, ‘startups’ and established businesses - as well as researchers in the fields of materials science, engineering, agronomy and related fields – to explore more effective and sustainable products and practices. The
overall aim should be to reduce society’s dependence on the unnecessary use of plastics, especially from fossil-fuel sources.


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Manuals and Guides
Eco-i Manual: Eco Innovation Implementation Process
United Nations Environment Programme

The Eco-I manual introduces the methodology for the implementation of eco-innovation within small and medium sized companies in developing and emerging economies. The manual presents the core eco-innovation process and provides 54 activities to support organisations that provide professional consulting services to SMEs on the implementation of eco-innovation projects.


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Manuals and Guides
Eco-i Manual - Chemicals Supplement
United Nations Environment Programme

The sector specific supplement for chemicals value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the chemicals value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks give hands on examples and therefore can facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the chemicals sector.


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Manuals and Guides
Eco-i Manual - Metals Supplement
United Nations Environment Programme

The sector specific supplement for metals value chains is an integral part of the Eco-I manual, as it applies the eco-innovation methodology with all its phases and activities on the metals value chain. Valuable background information, learning case studies as well as tips&tricks facilitate the implementation of eco-innovation in the metals sector.


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Reports and Books
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017. Wastewater: The Untapped Resource
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Development Programmeme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Water Assessment Programme

The 2017 World Water Development Report shows that improved wastewater management is as much about reducing pollution at the source, as removing contaminants from wastewater flows, reusing reclaimed water and recovering useful by-products. Together, these four actions generate social, environmental and economic benefits for all society, contributing to overall well-being and health, water and food security, and sustainable development.


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Chapters and Articles
Energy Profile: Gabon
United Nations Environment Programme

Gabon had a population of 1.67 million in 2013. In 2015, total electricity produced was 199 ktoe with 51.7 per cent produced from hydro and 48.2 per cent from fossil fuels


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Chapters and Articles
Energy Profile: Comoros
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013, the population of the Comoros was 13.1 million people (World Bank, 2016). Electricity production in 2015 was 6 ktoe, with all of it generated from fossil fuels. Final electricity consumption in the same year was 6 ktoe (AFREC, 2015). Table 2 shows the main energy statistics.


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