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Manuals and Guides
Tracking progress: implementing sustainable consumption policies
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication describes the implementation of the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection, Sustainable Consumption section. The report contains an overview of activities in over 50 countries and 8 national case studies (Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Japan, Mauritius and Senegal).


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2002
Manuals and Guides
International declaration on cleaner production: implementation guidelines for facilitating organizations
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP international declaration of cleaner production is meant to address the problem of environmental degradation owing to the continual expansion of industrial production and high level of consumption.


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2001
Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for municipal solid waste management planning in small island developing states
United Nations Environment Programme

Disposal of solid waste is a world-wide problem. The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Pacific increasingly share in this problem. As the economies of the island States develop and move toward a cash based, consumer goods society, the volumes and complexity of waste products increase. However, unlike the mainly organic waste of the past, much of the modern waste stream may take many years to break down. Some components of the waste may be harmful.


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1999
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Guidelines for the identification of PCBs and materials containing PCBs
United Nations Environment Programme

This document is about Identification of PCBs and Materials Containing PCBs.


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1999
Manuals and Guides
Capacity Building for Integrated Environmental Assessment Assessment and Reporting
United Nations Environment Programme

This document tries to provide accurate assessment of the state of the environment and consequences of policies is critical for effective sustainable development decision making.


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1999
Manuals and Guides
Saving the ozone layer: guidelines for United Nations Offices
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were developed to help identifying equipment that contains CFC and other ozone-depleting substances, decide how best to phase out ODS||minimize loss of ODS during phase out and ensure the new equipment purchased is ODS free.


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1999
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Recovery and recycling systems guidelines: phasing out ODS in developing countries, refrigeration sector
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of these guidelines is to help developing country governments and industry design and establish recovery and recycling systems and operate them efficiently.


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1999
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Technical guidelines on wastes comprising or containing PCBs, PCTs;PBBs
United Nations Environment Programme

This Guideline addresses the three classes of PCBs, PCTs and PBBs. PCBs represent by far the most significant group in terms of quantities originally produced, the volumes of waste requiring disposal, and the environmental significance of past, present and future waste disposal practices. PCBs have been studied much more than PCTs and PBBs, and hence the information available relates mainly to PCBs. In may respects, the three groups of substances display similar characteristics, and can cause similar problems if not handled properly.


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1997
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Technical Guidelines on Hazardous Waste from the Production and Use of Organic Solvents (Y6)
United Nations Environment Programme, Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements on Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

These technical guidelines are principally meant to provide guidance to countries who are building their capacity to manage waste in an environmentally sound and efficient way and in their development of detailed procedures or waste management plan or strategy. They should not be used in isolation by the competent authorities for consenting to or rejecting a transboundary movement of hazardous waste, as they are not sufficiently comprehensive for environmentally sound management of hazardous waste and other waste as defined by the Basel Convention. These technical guidelines concern waste generated nationally and disposed of at the national level as well as waste imported as a result of a transboundary movement, or arising from the treatment of imported wastes.


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1997
Manuals and Guides
Environmental management in oil and gas exploration and production
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines provide an overview of environmental issues in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and of the best approaches to achieving high environmental performance in all parts of the world. Management systems and practices, technologies and procedures are described that prevent and minimize impact.


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1997