Manuals and Guides
Putting Rio Principle 10 into Action: An Implementation Guide for the UNEP Bali 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 current publication is intended as a tool to help countries implement the Bali Guidelines. The Guide collects examples of legislation and action from countries in a variety of regions and stages of development, demonstrating the viability of Principle 10 ideas in a wide variety of contexts. The Guide also provides countries with practical ways to address uncertainties that can arise during the drafting and implementing stages of new legislation.


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2015

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Guidelines for environmentally sound management of used oils in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides background information and data on used oils, information on ecolabelling for lubricants and alternatives such as bio-lubricants, associated environmental problems caused by used oils as well as information on the main used oil treatment technologies. It also describes in plain and simple language the possible steps towards the environmentally sound management of used oils that can generally be applied to any given country that goes from stakeholder engagement to final rerefining/ recycling and shows several case studies on used oil pollution prevention.


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2015

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Guidelines for environmentally sound management of PCBS in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides background information on data collection, identification, sampling and monitoring of PCB containing equipment and describes PCB management of closed applications. It also explains maintenance of equipment containing PCB focusing on safety, emergency actions as well as phase out, packing and temporary storage. Finally it refers to international and national regulations for the transport of hazardous goods, as well as pretreatment, treatment and disposal of PCBs.


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2015

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Guidelines for environmentally sound management of used lead batteries in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides background information and data on sources and amounts of produced used lead batteries, an overview of available standards, technical specification and guidelines on the storage and treatment of batteries and accumulators as well as information on associated environmental and health aspects. It also describes the collection, transport and storage, treatment and recovery of used lead batteries, as well as their transboundary movement. Finally it explains potential sources of environmental contamination, and discusses economic aspects of environmentally sound management of used lead batteries.


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2015

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Towards a more sustainable tannery sector in the Mediterranean
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

This technical guide provides information on alternatives to leather that can prevent the environmental and human health impact while promoting local employment and sustainable economic opportunities, and summarises associated environmental problems caused by the tanning sector in the air, water and soil vectors and main generated pollutants. It also describes some available tools to implement a sustainability policy in the tanning


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2015

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