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

This technical guide provides background information and data on sources and amounts of produced used lead batteries, an overview of available standards, technical specification and guidelines on the storage and treatment of batteries and accumulators as well as information on associated environmental and health aspects. It also describes the collection, transport and storage, treatment and recovery of used lead batteries, as well as their transboundary movement. Finally it explains potential sources of environmental contamination, and discusses economic aspects of environmentally sound management of used lead batteries.


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

This technical guide provides background information on data collection, identification, sampling and monitoring of PCB containing equipment and describes PCB management of closed applications. It also explains maintenance of equipment containing PCB focusing on safety, emergency actions as well as phase out, packing and temporary storage. Finally it refers to international and national regulations for the transport of hazardous goods, as well as pretreatment, treatment and disposal of PCBs.


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2015
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Guide de la gestion éÉcologiquement rationnelle des batteries au plomb usagées en Méditerranée
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

Ce guide technique fournit des informations et données de bases concernant les sources et quantité de batteries au plomb usagées, un aperçu des normes disponibles, des spécifiques et lignes directrices techniques concernant le stockage et le traitement des batteries et accumulateurs ainsi que des informations concernant les aspects environnementaux et sanitaires associés. Il décrit également la collecte, le transport, le stockage, le traitement et la récupération de batteries au plomb usagées ainsi que leur mouvement transfrontalier. Pour finir, il explique les potentielles sources de contamination environnementale et discute des aspects économiques de la gestion écologiquement rationnelle des batteries au plomb usagées.


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2015
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Gender equality and the environment: Policy and strategy
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Gender Policy and Strategy charts our strategic direction on gender and the environment over the 2014-2017 planning period. Like the MTS that it parallels, the P&S describes the overarching programme and operational mechanisms that we will put in place, or strengthen, and the broad areas of result that we plan to achieve, while the Gender Implementation Plan (GIP) articulates the precise steps that we will take, in tandem with the UNEP biennial Strategic Framework and corresponding Programme of Work (2014-2015 and 2016-2017).


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2015
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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
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Towards a more sustainable tannery sector in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides information on alternatives to leather that can prevent the environmental and human health impact while promoting local employment and sustainable economic opportunities, and summarises associated environmental problems caused by the tanning sector in the air, water and soil vectors and main generated pollutants. It also describes some available tools to implement a sustainability policy in the tanning


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2015
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Guide de la gestion écologiquement rationnelle des huiles usagées en Méditerranée
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

Ce guide technique fournit des informations et données de base sur les huiles usagées, les labels éco pour les lubrifiants et les alternatives telles que les biolubrifiants, les problèmes environnementaux associés causés par les huiles usagées ainsi que des informations concernant les principales technologies de traitement des huiles usagées. Il décrit également dans un langage simple et clair les possibles mesures pour une gestion écologiquement rationnelle des huiles usagées pouvant généralement s’appliquer à tout pays, allant de l’engagement d’une partie prenante au raffinage/recyclage final et présente plusieurs études de cas sur la prévention de la pollution par les huiles usagées.


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Guide de la gestion écologiquement rationnelle des PCB en Mediterranée
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

Ce guide technique fournit des informations de bases concernant la collecte de données, l’identification, l’échantillonnage et la surveillance des équipements contenant des PCB et décrit la gestion des PCB dans des applications fermées. Il explique également la maintenance de l’équipement contenant des PCB, se focalisant sur la sécurité, les mesures d’urgence ainsi que l’élimination progressive, l’emballage et le stockage temporaire. Pour finir, il se réfère aux régulations internationales et nationales pour le transport de marchandises dangereuses ainsi que le prétraitement, le traitement et l’élimination des PCB.


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2015
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Community Environmental Action Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners in Sudan - Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Synthesis provides an overview of tools and approaches that could be used by individuals, groups or organisations to plan, carry out and evaluate environmental management activities on a participatory and sustained basis, either on their own initiative or with outside facilitation and assistance.


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2013
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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