Summaries
Economic Valuation of Wastewater - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This is executive summary of a book that presents the results of an analytical study of the economic assessment of wastewater, comparing economic losses from inaction to the cost of effective wastewater management.


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Reports and Books
The Montreal Protocol and Human Health: How Global Action Protects Us from the Ravages of Ultraviolet Radiation
United Nations Environment Programme

The booklet summarises current understanding of how changes in the ozone layer affect human health, not only in the world we live
in but also in the ‘World Avoided’. That is the world we would have lived in had we failed to control ozone depleting substances. By
examining the ‘World Avoided’ we clearly see, to echo the words of the Vienna Convention, the magnitude of the “harmful impact on
human health and the environment” that we have prevented through the effective implementation of the Montreal Protocol.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Procedure for the Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Environmental and Human Matrices to Implement the Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention Protocol 1: The Analysis of Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) in Water and Perfluorooctane Sulfonamide (FOSA) in Mothers’ Milk, Human Serum and Air, and the Analysis of Some Perfluorooctane Sulfonamides (FOSAS) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonamido Ethanols (FOSES) in Air
United Nations Environment Programme
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The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

The global report of the UNEP Inquiry argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK and the USA. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.


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2015
Manuals and Guides
Guide de la gestion écologiquement rationnelle des huiles usagées en Méditerranée
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

Ce guide technique fournit des informations et données de base sur les huiles usagées, les labels éco pour les lubrifiants et les alternatives telles que les biolubrifiants, les problèmes environnementaux associés causés par les huiles usagées ainsi que des informations concernant les principales technologies de traitement des huiles usagées. Il décrit également dans un langage simple et clair les possibles mesures pour une gestion écologiquement rationnelle des huiles usagées pouvant généralement s’appliquer à tout pays, allant de l’engagement d’une partie prenante au raffinage/recyclage final et présente plusieurs études de cas sur la prévention de la pollution par les huiles usagées.


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2015