Tagged on: Harmful substances

Reports and Books
Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal
United Nations Environment Programme

The Practical Sourcebook aims to enhance the capacity of governments and other relevant stakeholders to store and dispose mercury wastes in an environmentally sound manner.


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2015
Reports and Books
Economic Valuation of Wastewater: The Cost of Action and the Cost of No Action
The Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA), The Global Wastewater Initiative (GWI), United Nations University, The International Water Management Institute

This book presents the results of an analytical study on the economic valuation for wastewater, comparing the cost of no action versus the cost of effective wastewater management. Although economic valuation of wastewater management is complex, it remains an important tool to guide policymakers and investors to take informed decisions. A financial analysis of wastewater management looks at its private costs and benefits and can underpin decision making from a business or treatment plant operator standpoint. Economic analysis looks at the broader costs and benefits for society, providing information for public policy decisions to support improvements in wastewater management. Adequate wastewater collection, treatment, and safe use or disposal can lead to significant environmental and health benefits. However, because some of these benefits do not have a market price, they have not traditionally been considered in the financial analysis of wastewater treatment projects, therefore underestimating total benefits.


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2015
Reports and Books
Global Mercury Modelling: Update of Modelling Results in the Global Mercury Assessment 2013
United Nations Environment Programme, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

Global Mercury Modelling: Update of Modelling Results in the Global Mercury Assessment 2013


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for environmentally sound management of used oils in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides background information and data on used oils, information on ecolabelling for lubricants and alternatives such as bio-lubricants, associated environmental problems caused by used oils as well as information on the main used oil treatment technologies. It also describes in plain and simple language the possible steps towards the environmentally sound management of used oils that can generally be applied to any given country that goes from stakeholder engagement to final rerefining/ recycling and shows several case studies on used oil pollution prevention.


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2015
Reports and Books
Horizon 2020 Mediterranean Report
European Environment Agency, United Nations Environment Programme/MAP

The H2020 Mediterranean Report is a joint effort of the EEA and UNEP/MAP resulting from the creation of a regular review mechanism of environmental progress in the three H2020 policy priorities. These are municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution. The report also serves as a contribution to the mid-term review of the H2020 initiative.


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2014
Policy and Strategy Documents
Proposed biennial programme of work and budget for 2016–2017: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme

The present report sets out the proposed programme of work and budget for the biennium 2016–2017, reflecting the results of the consultations with the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Without prejudice to further work by the Committee of Permanent Representatives on this matter, the proposed programme of work and budget is being submitted to the United Nations Environment Assembly for its consideration.


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2014
GEO
Informe del Estado del Ambiente - GEO Panama
Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente – Panamá

El GEO 2014 está estructurado de manera similar a los informes anteriores, manteniendo el marco metodológico propuesto por PNUMA, cuyo núcleo central es el análisis del estado-presión-respuesta del medio ambiente y los recursos naturales. Dos elementos complementan el marco metodológico mencionado: las fuerzas motrices como causas estructurales de los cambios generados y los impactos que recaen sobre el medio ambiente.


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2014
Programme Performance Reports
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2012-2013 biennium completed the implementation of the first Medium-Term Strategy of UNEP for the period 2010-2013. For the first time in the history of the organization, results-based management principles were fully applied throughout the programme cycle, from planning to monitoring and evaluating our implementation. UNEP’s performance against Expected Accomplishments in the Programme of Work for the biennium 2012-2013 shows: - 64 per cent achieved on schedule||- 85 per cent of indicator targets that were achieved were over-exceeded||- 30 per cent partially achieved with work still underway in some cases. Financial (and human)||resources are not always available at the beginning of the biennium as funds are mobilized during the biennium in which results are to be achieved, sometimes affecting the pace of the organization’s delivery and expenditure rates||- 6 per cent not achieved, owing to indicators that were not possible to measure and were substituted with alternative performance measurements.


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2014
Annual Reports
UNEP 2013 Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The 2013 Annual Report lays out the highlights of UNEP's work in 2013, a year in which the organization's Governing Council met under Universal Membership for the first time and the strengthening process agreed the previous year began in earnest. The report focuses on UNEP's achievement in the key focus areas of Climate Change||Disasters and Conflicts||Ecosystem Management||Environmental Governance||Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste||Resource Efficiency||and Sustainable Consumption and Production. It also highlights the key role UNEP plays in providing environmental leadership to the UN system and the international community: for example, in 2013, nations adopted the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the first new global multilateral environmental agreement in almost a decade.


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2014
Reports and Books
Global Environment Outlook: Small Island Developing States : Outlook - GEO SIDS
United Nations Environment Programme

GEO SIDS Outlook is a contribution to the 2014 Third International UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, which has an overarching theme of the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States through genuine and durable partnerships. It is also an important and new contribution to UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook that looks at the drivers for change and highlights opportunities and challenges for SIDS in a rapidly changing world.


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2014