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World Environment Day 2020 - A Practical Guide for Individuals, Faith Groups, Businesses, Cities, Governments, Schools & Universities, Youth Groups and Civil Society
United Nations Environment Programme
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UN Environment's Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases - Inventory Level 1 Calculation Spreadsheet
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment's Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases (the Toolkit), is intended to assist countries to identify and quantify the sources of mercury releases. With the Toolkit, a comprehensive national mercury releases inventory can be developed.

Inventory Level 1 calculation spreadsheet is a simple and easy to use tool. The calculation spreadsheet is accompanied by the guideline manual and the reporting template.


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Inventory Level 2 Spreadsheet of UN Environment's Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases
United Nations Environment Programme
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Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme guidelines on compliance with and enforcement of MEAs


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Voluntary Commitments for a Pollution-Free Planet: Guidance Note
United Nations Environment Programme

The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution. On this occasion, UN Environment invites stakeholders to make voluntary commitments towards a pollution-free planet. These commitments are initiatives undertaken voluntarily by Governments, intergovernmental organisations, international financial institutions, multilateral agreements, businesses, private sector entities and associations, civil society organisations, academia and research institutions, foundations, philanthropic entities and other stakeholders to tackle pollution in all its forms. Commitments help build momentum and mobilise concerned stakeholders to take an active part in transformative change towards a pollution-free planet. Commitments may inform relevant UN Environment Assembly resolutions and support the Ministerial declaration. Commitments can also be a way to better understand priorities and needs for the future in term of shaping and focusing on strengthening programmes and defining action plans.


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Minamata Convention on Mercury - Text and Annexes
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of the Convention is to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds and it sets out a range of measures to meet that objective. These include measures to control the supply and trade of mercury, including setting limitations on specific sources of mercury such as primary mining, and to control mercury-added products and manufacturing processes in which mercury or mercury compounds are used, as well as artisanal and small scale gold mining. The text of the Convention includes separate articles on emissions and releases of mercury, with controls directed at reducing levels of mercury while allowing flexibility to accommodate national development plans. In addition, it contains measures on the environmentally sound interim storage of mercury and on mercury wastes, as well as contaminated sites. Provision is made in the text for financial and technical support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition, and a financial mechanism for the provision of adequate, predictable and timely financial resources is defined.


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