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Manuals and Guides
The Role of Legal Instruments to Support Green Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development : A Guidebook on Assessing, Selecting and Implementing Legal Instruments
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The purpose of this Guidebook is to provide guidance to government decision makers and their advisers on best practices in designing or modifying legal frameworks and specific legal instruments aimed at effectively supporting green, low-emission and climate-resilient development. In doing so, it provides guidance on how to: assess the legal frameworks and instruments required for successful implementation of Green LECRDS; select appropriate legal instruments for implementing Green LECRDS; and implement the legal instruments that have been selected.


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2013
Reports and Books
Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume II: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Reports and Books
Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume 1: Framework Laws and EIA Regulations (1997 Supplement to Volume I, 1996 edition)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Law of African Countries is prepared by the Environmental 'Law and Institutions Programme Activity Centre (ELIJPAC) under the auspices of the UNEP/UNDP Joint Project on Environ-mental Law and Institutions in Africa which is funded by the Dutch Government. The objective of the Joint Project is to mobilize the expertise and guidance of six different agencies in working with selected African countries towards the enhancement of their legal and institutional capabilities in the field of environmental law. The agencies involved in this exercise are UNEP, UNDP, FAO, The World Bank, and the IUCN, all of which constitute the Project's Steering Committee. The World Health Organization(WFiO) which originally participated as an observer, has since with-drawn from the status due to exigencies of their situation.


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Reports and Books
Waste Management Strategy: With special Emphasis on Minimisation and Resource Recovery - Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean Small Island Developing States
United Nations Environment Programme

This volume is part of a series of publications on waste management in SIDS prepared by the UNEP's Division of Environmental Policy Implementation. The publications were prepared as part of the UNEP project Integrated Waste Management in SIDS in the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and Atlantic (IMA) Regions, which was implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). These guidelines were prepared using inputs from the Caribbean, Pacific and IMA regions and later reviewed at the UNEP Meeting of Experts on Waste Management in Small Island Developing States organised in London by the Islands and Small States Institute in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, from 2 to 5 November 1999. They were endorsed later that at a meeting of experts held in Mauritius from 22 to 24 November 1999 under the auspices of the Indian Ocean Commission.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume VIII: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Development and Harmonization of Environmental Laws Volume 2 : Report on the Development and Harmonization of Environmental Standards in East Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Environmental law is an essential tool for the governance and management of the environment and natural resources. It is the foundation of national and regional policies and actions to ensure that the use of natural resources is done equitably and sustainably.


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River Cetina Watershed and the Adjacent Coastal Area: Environmental and Socio-Economic Profile
United Nations Environment Programme, Mediterranean Action Plan

Specific objectives:
• To identify the major problems relating to the development of the Cetina basin and to establish and prioritise the means to their solution;
• To identify the basic conflicts in the Cetina basin and its associated coastal area, and to define their resolutions;
• To propose an institutional framework that would meet the need for the establishment of a long-term basin management system; and
• To create the preconditions for the achievement of regional and international co-operation in relation to management of the Cetina basin.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume VII: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Legal Limits on Single-Use Plastics and Microplastics: A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a global overview of national regulatory frameworks adopted by 192 countries to control plastic bags, single-use plastics and microplastics pollution through national laws. It provides a snapshot of the types of regulation currently existing for each stage of the plastic lifespan, from manufacture or production, to use, and finally disposal. It is intended for use as a reference for countries and other interested stakeholders seeking to understand the approaches currently being used to address plastic pollution.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume I - Framework Laws and EIA Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. Volume I contains texts of framework laws as well as EIA Regulations, which had been received by that time.


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