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Manuals and Guides
Energy efficiency guide for industry in Asia
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide has been developed for Asian industrial companies to help them improve energy efficiency through Cleaner Production. It includes a methodology, case studies for more than 40 Asian companies in 5 industry sectors, technical information for 25 energy equipments, training materials, a contact and information database, and much more.


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2006
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Raising Awareness of Climate Change: A Handbook for Government Focal Points
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP has prepared this 'handbook for government focal points' by drawing on a recent series of UN-sponsored workshops and its own experience in supporting outreach activities. The handbook gathers together a range of practical experiences and commonsense lessons in the field of awareness-raising from Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. It is UNEP's hope that this will further encourage governments to strengthen their national climate outreach programmes and engage their citizens in the campaign to address climate change.


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2006
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Manuel judiciaire de droit de l'environnement
United Nations Environment Programme, Canivet, Guy, Lavrysen, Luc, Guihal, Dominique

Basé sur la publication intitulée "UNEP Judicial Handbook on Environmental Law", ce Manuel a pour but de permettre aux juges nationaux de tous les types de tribunaux des juridictions de droit écrit d’identifier les problèmes environnementaux auxquels ils sont confrontés et d’être conscients de l’étendue des options dont ils disposent pour interpréter et appliquer la loi. Il tente de fournir aux juges un guide pratique des principes et des problèmes environnementaux de base qui risquent d’apparaître au cours des litiges. Cela inclut des informations sur le droit international, le droit de l’environnement comparé et des références à la jurisprudence pertinente.


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2006
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WHO air quality guidelines for particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide: Global update 2005: Summary of risk assessment
World Health Organization

The new information included in this latest update of the Air quality guidelines relate to four common air pollutants: particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The scope of this review reflects the availability of new evidence on the health effects of these pollutants and their relative importance with regard to current and future health effects of air pollution in each of the WHO regions.


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2006
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Women, energy and water in the Himalayas: integration of women in planning and management
United Nations Environment Programme

The policy guidelines were developed as part of the pilot project 'Incorporating Needs and Roles of Women in Water and Energy Management in Rural Areas in South Asia-Capacity Building in Rural Areas of the Himalayas'. Women were provided with hands on training on the management of energy and water using the training manual developed by the project. The experiences gained were used to develop the policy guidelines for involving women in water and energy activities at the local level.


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2005
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Integrating sustainability into business: an implementation guide for responsible tourism coordinators
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide, and its companion report, Integrating sustainability into business: a management guide for responsible tour operation, were designed to help the individual assigned responsibility for promoting responsible tourism determine both what needs to be changed within a company, and how to facilitate those changes.


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2005
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Environment Information System: user manual
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of the Africa Environment Outlook Environment Information System (AEO-EIS) is to act as a standard information system for African nations to acquire, process, and disseminate information relevant to sustainable development. A key feature of AEO-EIS is to assist in developing State of Environment reports on the national, sub-regional and regional levels. AEO-EIS provides tabular, graphical, and spatial reports. AEO-EIS has multiple language interface||English, French, and Arabic.


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2005
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Sea water desalination in the Mediterranean assessment and guidelines
United Nations Environment Programme

The need for desalting seawater is becoming more and more pressing in many parts of the world. During the period from 1950 to 1990 the worldwide consumption of water was tripled, while the population grew by 2.3 billion people. In the Mediterranean, the present and future water needs are really increasing. It is estimated that by the year 2010 water demands will increase by 32% at least for the southern and eastern countries. There is no doubt that the above water needs can be covered and satisfied if only non-conventional resources of water are utilized, like water- recycling and desalination. Desalination has for a long time been a major source of water in parts of the Mediterranean. Desalination plants exist in places that have hot climates, relatively low and unpredictable rainfall and where conventional water resources are unable to meet peak tourist demands. Seawater desalination by Mediterranean countries is a steadily growing industry. This practically unlimited resource of water requires energy consumption and results to environmental impacts. These impacts are generated mainly from the concentrate (brine) produced during the desalination, but also from the discharges of chemicals used in the desalination processes. Although the number of scientific publications dealing with the issue is limited, the discharge of concentrate into the sea requires particular attention and scientific assessment of possible impacts on the marine environment. There is no doubt that Mediterranean countries, which use desalination to cover their freshwater needs, should apply appropriate guidelines or procedures for the disposal of brine according to the LBS and Dumping Protocol. As a result, this document was prepared to offer a basis for discussion aiming at identifying a common management approach in line with the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols.


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2003
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Handbook for the International Treaties for the Protection of the Ozone Layer Sixth Edition: The Vienna Convention (1985); The Montreal Protocol (1987)
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook, which updates the 2000 edition, incorporates all the adjustments, amendments and the decisions of the Parties up to the end of 2002. In addition, it gives valuable information on the implementation of these international environmental treaties. In this single volume, anyone interested in the issue can find the details of legal and policy actions taken by the world community to protect the ozone layer.


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2003
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International declaration on cleaner production: implementation guidelines for companies
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines, developed for government, companies and facilitating organisations are meant to assist the implementation of the six Declaration principles. It also provides a methodology for planning activities and measuring progress.


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2002