Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
National Inventory of Mercury Releases in [Country] [Template]
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment's Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases, hereafter referred as the Toolkit, is intended to assist countries to identify and quantify the sources of mercury releases.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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2013
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Establishing an HCFC Import Quota System
United Nations Environment Programme

Parties to the Montreal Protocol are obliged to follow the HCFC phase-out schedules agreed upon in 2007 (Decision XIX/6). Furthermore, developing countries seeking any further assistance from the Multilateral Fund for the HCFC phase out beyond 2012 must provide confirmation that they have an enforceable national system of licensing and quotas in place for HCFC imports and, where applicable, production and exports (Decision 63/17). Since the first control measure for developing countries for HCFCs enters into force on 1 January 2013, developing countries are therefore urged to design and implement such an HCFC quota system without delay to help ensure the country's compliance with the Montreal Protocol. UNEP OzonAction CAP has developed this practical, step-wise guide to assist National Ozone Units in Article 5 countries with designing and implementing such quota systems. This 27-page guide addresses policies facilitating implementation of the HCFC phase out, principles of an import quota system, how to establish an HCFC import quota system, additional measures which may help in enforcement of HCFC import quota systems, and import quota systems for equipment containing or relying on HCFCs. It also provides examples and lessons learnt, as well as suggested formats for questionnaires and accompanying letters to be used in a survey of potential HCFC importers and exporters.


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2012
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches and Shorelines of the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2007
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
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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Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Guideline for Inventory Level 1 - Version 1.2 April 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

The guideline and the calculation spreadsheet bring you step by step through the development of your mercury inventory on Inventory Level 1. The design of Inventory Level 1 makes it simple to organise and calculate your first national mercury inventory. We acknowledge however that mercury inventory development is generally challenging, especially getting hold of the needed data types for your country.


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Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Reference Report and Guideline for Inventory Level 2 - Version 1.2 April 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

This Toolkit aims to assist countries that are developing their mercury inventory to estimate releases of mercury, and also leads them through the process of how to enhance and refine these inventories. The Toolkit’s goal is to guide the inventory makers within a country through the different techniques and stages of developing the inventory, by providing a methodology, illustrative examples and extensive information on mercury release sources. The Toolkit aims to reduce the workload in the creation of national or regional mercury inventories.


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International Photo Contest dedicated to Climate Change and Protection of Ozone Layer
State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Ecology and Environmental Protection, Center of Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan, United Nations Development Programme

The International Photo Contest is organized to raise public awareness on climate change and ozone layer protection issues, and to promote careful attitude towards the environment around the world.


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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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Good Servicing Practices: Phasing out HCFCs in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Servicing Sector
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this guide is to help National Ozone Units (NOUs) in Article 5 countries in their efforts to train refrigeration servicing technicians in good practices so they can contribute to HCFC phase-out. Not only does this training help HCFC control and phase-out, but it also contributes to climate change mitigation efforts. These guidelines focus on six areas that are key to reducing HCFCs consumption in the servicing sector and achieving phase-out. Each chapter either details necessary skills and procedures, or provides background information so that technicians can better understand good practices and incorporate them into their daily work. These guidelines can be used for both train-the-trainer workshops and technician training workshops, depending on local conditions.


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