Manuals and Guides
Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these voluntary guidelines is to provide general guidance, if so requested, to States, primarily developing countries, on promoting the effective implementation of their commitments to Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development within the framework of their national legislation and processes. The Guidelines demonstrate a willingness by Governments to more thoroughly engage the public at all levels to protect and manage the environment and related resources.


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2011
Factsheet
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Buemene-Korokoro
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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2011

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Reports and Books
A Review of the Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency Review Group, Ireland

In reviewing the submissions it received, numerous papers presented to it by the EPA and other parties, and further input received during meetings with key stakeholders, it quickly became apparent to the Review Group that the achievements of the Agency since its foundation are widely recognised. The Agency has grown and matured, providing considerable benefit for Ireland’s environment, and for the health and well-being of its people.


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2011
Reports and Books
Innovative climate finance: examples from the UNEP bilateral finance institutions climate change working group
United Nations Environment Programme

Two key parallel streams of work have been on policy (e.g. what constitutes investment grade policy) and identifying and tracking international flows of funds and investments for what might be described as climate finance. This report integrates some of these two streams of information, as it applies to Bilateral Finance Institutions (BFIs).


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2011
Reports and Books
Methodology for the Assessment of Large Marine Ecosystems
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

The methodology for assessment of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) was developed under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) medium size project (MSP) ‘Development of the Methodology and Arrangements for the GEF Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP)’. Large Marine Ecosystems, 64 of which have been defined globally, are natural regions of coastal ocean space encompassing waters from river basins and estuaries to the seaward boundaries of continental shelves and seaward margins of coastal currents and water masses. They are relatively large regions of 200 000 km2 or more, the natural boundaries of which are based on four ecological criteria: bathymetry, hydrography, productivity, and trophically related populations.


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2011