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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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UNEP Guide for National Ozone Officers
United Nations Environment Programme

This Guide aims to support National Ozone Units and the MLF's country-driven approach. It was originally developed by OzonAction through the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Compliance Assistance Programme (ROAP CAP), and has been updated to reflect important developments in the Protocol since 2005. The Guide is based on the experiences of numerous NOOs around the world, international agencies and individual experts. It represents the collective wisdom of the wider community of NOOs who lead National Ozone Units.


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Guidelines for contributing to the UN Environment Fund
United Nations Environment Programme

The Environment Fund of UN Environment was established in 1973 by the General Assembly resolution A-2997(XXVII). The Fund is the core source of funding (in addition to the UN Regular Budget) that enables the organization to deliver on the multilaterally agreed medium term strategies and the programmes of work approved by the governments in an efficient, effective and balanced manner. The greatest return on investment in the Environment Fund is its ability to leverage results from each member state’s individual investment with pooled resources worth millions.


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Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Guideline for Inventory Level 1 Version 1.3 - April 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The "Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases", the "Toolkit", is intended to assist countries to develop a national mercury releases inventory. 


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Handbook: Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Institute for Training and Research

This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The target audience is countries and agencies, but the guidance is also relevant for private sector stakeholders (including financial institutions and mining companies), non-governmental organizations, universities, donors, and other stakeholders.


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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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