Factsheets
Children's Rights and the Environment: Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, Knox, John, Queen's University Belfast, Terre des Hommes International Federation
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2018
Factsheets
Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Revolution: Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse in the Circular Economy - Key Insights for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

Re-thinking how we manufacture industrial products and deal with them at the end of their useful life could provide breakthrough environmental, social and economic benefits. Adopting value-retention processes is a win-win situation for governments, industry and customers. Governments would have less waste to deal with, generate green jobs, and stimulate economic growth; industry could lower production costs, avoid resource constraints on business growth, and open new markets; and customers could benefit from lower prices for refurbished products.


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2018
Factsheets
Technical Issues: High Ambient Temperature - OzonAction Kigali Fact Sheet 9
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet discusses some of the technical issues related to the operation of air-conditioning systems at high / extremely high ambient temperature


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2017
Factsheets
HFC Baselines and Phase-down Timetable - OzonAction Kigali Fact Sheet 5
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet shows the four country groupings under the Kigali Amendment and provides a summary of the timetables and explains how to calculate the HFC baseline.


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2017
Factsheets, Summaries
Benefits of the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife Especially (SPAW, 1990) to the Cartagena Convention (1983)
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme
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2016

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Summaries
The Emissions Gap Report 2016: A UNEP Synthesis – Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

Executive summary


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2016
Factsheets
Commonly Used Non-ODS Substitute Refrigerants
United Nations Environment Programme

COMMONLY USED NON-ODS SUBSTITUTE REFRIGERANTS 1. Global Warming Potential, WMO Scientific Assessment Report 2014; Report of the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee 2014 Assessment 2. A1 = Lower toxicity, no flame propagation (non-flammable); B1 = Higher toxicity, no flame propagation (non-flammable); A2 = Lower toxicity, flammable; A2L = Lower toxicity, lower flammability; B2L = Higher toxicity, lower flammability. 3. 2901.10 applies only if the concentration of is higher than 95%, otherwise 2711.13 (“Butanes”) applies.


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2016
Reports and Books
Radiation: Effects and sources
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the major scientific reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published in the last 25 years and aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This publication does not set, or even recommend, radiation safety standards, rather, it provides information on basic science related to radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation effects (on humans and the environment) and on radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the public understand what radiation is and how it affects life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.


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2016