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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
Manuals and Guides
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
Manuals and Guides
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
Making good decisions: how to use UNEP DTIE's OzonAction clearinghouse
United Nations Environment Programme

A short guide that explains how the clearinghouse can support your decision-making for selecting ozone-friendly technologies, products and policies. Describes the step-wise ODS phase-out process and how specific information provided by OzonAction supports each step.


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1997