Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
UNEP Guidance - Enforcement of Chemicals Control Legislation
United Nations Environment Programme

This guidance document builds upon an earlier United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publication, Guidance on the Development of Legal and Institutional Infrastructures and Measures for Recovering Costs of National Administration for Sound Management of Chemicals (LIRA Guidance). It provides guidance on how to ensure effective compliance with rules and regulations.


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2019
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Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Environment Programme, International Institute for Sustainable Development

This report provides methodological guidance for measuring fossil fuel subsidies in the context of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 12.c.1: “Amount of fossil fuel subsidies per unit of GDP (production and consumption)”. This methodology is intended
for use by National Statistical Systems in compiling national estimates of fossil fuel subsidies. It also includes anelaboration of how fossil fuel subsidies can be measured at the global level.


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2019
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Global Judicial Handbook on Environmental Constitutionalism - 2nd Edition
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook is designed to provide jurists with an overview of environmental constitutionalism: we address what it is, the peculiar practical and procedural issues it presents, and how courts from around the globe have engaged it.


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2018
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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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Guide to the Ratification and Accession to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization
United Nations Environment Programme

The Guidebook is a “how to” guide on the steps towards ratification of, acceptance of, approval of or accession to, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. It provides references and describes strategies and techniques for good practice on ratification of the Protocol.


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2018
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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
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UNEP Guidance - Risk Reduction Tools for Chemicals Control
United Nations Environment Programme

This guidance document aims to support technical government officials who are working to build government capacity for reducing the potential risk to human health and the environment from chemicals.


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Montreal Protocol on the Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer: UNEP Handbook on Essential Use Nominations
United Nations Environment Programme

The Handbook describes the nomination process for essential use exemptions as it has evolved through Articles of the Protocol and decisions of the Parties; the procedures followed under the Protocol; and the experience of the Panel and its Technical Options Committees in managing the process to date. The Handbook contains three Sections: a review of the essential use process; instructions for the completion of essential use nominations; and appendices. The appendices contain provisions of the Montreal Protocol, decisions of the Parties to the Protocol and excerpts from reports of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel which are relevant to the essential use process. An essential use nomination form is also included.


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Guidelines for Determining inputs of Inorganic Contaminants into Estuaries: Reference Methods for Marine Pollution Studies No. 41
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Atomic Energy Agency

This publication describes sampling and sample preparation procedures suitable to obtain uncontaminated samples for the purpose of determining river inputs of inorganic contaminants into estuaries. Emphasis is placed on heavy metal contaminants but procedures are suitable, with appropriate modifications for other inorganic contaminants. For example, the collection of samples for mercury may require modifications of handling procedures.


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UNEP Guidance - National Authority for Chemicals Control: Structure and Funding
United Nations Environment Programme

This document builds on an earlier United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publication, Guidance on the Development of Legal and Institutional Infrastructures and Measures for Recovering Costs of National Administration for Sound Management of Chemicals (LIRA Guidance); and provides additional information on how to establish and maintain a national authority structure for chemicals control.


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