Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Procedure for Air Monitoring using Active Air Samplers (HVS)
United Nations Environment Programme

“Sampling methods for air and QA/QC procedures should, as far as possible, be adopted from existing air monitoring programmes1 for POPs, but they will need to be adapted to and validated for the specific conditions, concentration levels and temperature at the sampling sites.” This document therefore comprises, as a contribution to the capacity building efforts under the Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention by the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in the Czech Republic, a description of the operation procedure and methodology for sampling of ambient air by active sampler as a first attempt to bring key steps into one document. As there are several monitoring programmes, each of them using different type of active sampler, we are hereby describing a case study example of the device Leckel MVS-6 (middle volume sampler) used in the sampling sites in Africa.


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2018
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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2015
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 3: Protocol for the Analysis of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) in Human Milk, Air and Human Serum
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention sets a framework for the analysis of
persistent organic pollutants (POPs); therein, the congeners recommended for analysis in the core
matrices are listed (see chapter 2 of the “Guidance on the global monitoring plan for persistent
organic pollutants”, UNEP 2013). A protocol is needed to ensure that these compounds are always
analysed correctly in various laboratories and in the same way. This procedure covers polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
The present protocol describes the method for sample preparation, extraction, purification and analysis of eight PBDE that are recommended for analysis (see Table 1) in human milk, human serum and air according to the GMP.


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2014
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Financing the Climate Co-Benefits of the HCFC Phase-out: A Guide for Low Volume Consuming Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides guidance for Ozone Officers in low volume HCFC consuming countries (LVCs) to help them understand how to seek financing outside of the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund to achieve the climate co-benefits indicated in their national
HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMPs).


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2014
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 2: Protocol for the Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) and Organochlorine Pesticides (OCP) in Human Milk, Air and Human Serum
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention sets a framework for the analysis of
persistent organic pollutants (POPs); therein, the congeners recommended for analysis in the core
matrices are listed (see chapter 2 of the “Guidance on the global monitoring plan for persistent
organic pollutants”, UNEP 2013). A protocol is needed to ensure that these compounds are always
analysed correctly in various laboratories and in the same way.
This procedure covers polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and organochlorine pesticides (OCP). The
present protocol describes the method for sample preparation, extraction, purification and analysis
of six indicator PCB and OCPs (see Table 1) in human milk, human serum and air.


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2014
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidance Note: Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into National Development Planning
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Experience continues to show that better environmental management can contribute greatly to improving health, resilience to environmental risks, economic development and livelihood opportunities, especially for the poor. To fight poverty and preserve the ecosystems poor people rely on, we must place pro-poor economic growth and environmental sustainability at the heart of our most fundamental policies, systems and institutions. This approach has come to be known as poverty-environment mainstreaming. It essentially aims to integrate the linkages between the environment and poverty reduction into government processes and institutions,
thereby changing the very nature of its decision-making culture and practices.


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Training Manual for Customs and Enforcement Officers Third Edition: Saving the Ozone Layer: Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances in Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

An essential tool in building the capacity of Customs Officers, The Training Manual for Customs Officers provides the necessary guidance and information to effectively monitor and facilitate the legal trade in ozone depleting substances and to combat their illegal trade. It presents information on the international policy context and an overview of the technical issues, including information on chemicals and products traded and how these may be smuggled.


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PFAS Analysis in Water for the Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention: Set-up and Guidelines for Monitoring
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this guidance is to provide an overview of challenges regarding analysis of the per- and
polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), focusing on PFOS in the water column and to set guidelines for
international monitoring programs under GMP of the Stockholm Convention.


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Safety First: Technical Guide for the Safe Handling of Hydrocarbons Propellants
United Nations Environment Programme

While most large enterprises that manufacture aerosol products have stopped using CFCs in their manufacturing lines consistent with the Montreal Protocol obligations, there is still a real need for small and medium scale aerosol companies to understand the safety considerations related to the conversion of their plants to alternative propellants. This manual provides plant managers and National Ozone Units with critical information related to the safe conversion of aerosol plants to non-CFC propellants, specifically hydrocarbons. The guide presents detailed information about safety, formula adaptations, and effective destenching methods for aerosol production using hydrocarbon aerosol propellants (HAPs).


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