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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Uganda position paper on RIO+20
Government of Uganda

Uganda, 1. Welcomes the decision of the UN General Assembly in Resolution No. 64/236 to convene the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to focus on the green economy in the context of sustainable development, poverty eradication, and institutional framework for sustainable development. 2. Calls on Rio+20 to focus on intergovernmental processes and country efforts towards eradicating poverty, creating an equitable society as well as sustainable management of natural resources. 3. Underscores the importance of renewed political commitment and the need for countries to work together towards achieving Sustainable Development. 4. Wishes to see more progress on implementation of sustainable development programmes, fast tracking the mechanism of technology transfer backed by long term, new and additional, predictable and adequate funding channeled through existing country mechanisms.


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Interim Environmental Fund - Guidelines for Applicants & Implementing Partners - Zambia
Environment and Natural Resources Management and Mainstreaming Programme (ENRMMP)

The Interim Environmental Fund (IEF) represents a key component of the Government's Environment and Natural Resources Management and Mainstreaming Programme (ENRMMP), led by the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources (MTENR) and supported by Cooperating Partners to bring-about improved coordination and implementation capacity to the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) sector. The immediate objective of the IEF is to implement national development priority interventions that contribute to reversing environmental damage or to natural resource protection or enhancement.


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The Environmental Management Act, 2011 - Zambia
Zambia

An Act to continue the existence of the Environmental Council and re-name it as the Zambia Environmental Management Agency||provide for integrated environmental management and the protection and conservation of the environment and the sustainable management and use of natural resources||provide for the preparation of the State of the Environment Report, environmental management strategies and other plans for environmental management and sustainable development||provide for the conduct of strategic environmental assessments of proposed policies, plans and programmes likely to have an impact on environmental management||provide for the prevention and control of pollution and environmental degradation||provide for public participation in environmental decisionmaking and access to environmental information||establish the Environment Fund||provide for environmental audit and monitoring||facilitate the implementation of international environmental agreements and conventions to which Zambia is a party||repeal and replace the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act, 1990||and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.


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Taking steps toward marine and coastal ecosystem-based management: an introductory guide
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide is intended to complement UNEP's work, such as the Green Economy providing guidance on making changes in the way we interact with ecosystems, as well as the Blue Carbon Initiative, which explores the potential for mitigating climate change by investing and re-investing in healthy coastal ecosystems that capture and store carbon. Moreover, good EBM offers a valuable solution for harnessing marine and coastal ecosystems in adapting to climate change and other potential disasters.


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