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Zambia’s National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Environmental Council of Zambia, Global Environment Fund, United Nations Environment Programme

This document constitutes Zambia’s National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), and the implementation of the said plan under the Stockholm Convention (SC) obligations. These pollutants include DDT, PCBs, Dioxins and Furans, and POPs Pesticides. The objective of the SC as set in Article 1 of the SC states as follows: “Mindful of the precautionary approach as set forth in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the objective of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from POPs”.


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2007
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Guide for negotiators of multilateral environmental agreements
United Nations Environment Programme

The guide serves MEA negotiators to acquire knowledge respectively broaden their knowledge on the process of negotiations of MEAs in all stages: From the preparations at home, to the negotiations at conferences and finally the follow-up after the conference, the guide transfers the knowledge and how-to-do.


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2007

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Global trends in sustainable energy investment 2007: analysis of trends and issues in the financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency in OECD and developing countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the dollar view of the current status of sustainable energy development, including both the renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency?(EE) sectors. The analysis is based on the different types of capital flows and their movement over time, combined with regional and sectorial trends. The implications for all stakeholders of this rapidly evolving capital build-up are examined. The information is intended to provide financiers and policy makers with an overview of the status and drivers of the sustainable energy market development to help them weigh their commitments to the sector.


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2007
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UNU-IAS Pocket Guide: Access to Genetic Resources, Benefit Sharing and Bioprospecting
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)

For several thousands of years humankind was freely using as well as exchanging biological and genetic resources around the world for betterment of life. This situation has now changed due to emergence of issues like privatization of resources and knowledge through components like intellectual property rights (IPRs) and patents. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which came into force on 29 December 1993 outlines clear principles on access to biological and genetic resources and equitable sharing of benefits from using such resources. The Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) provisions of CBD are based on the principles of prior informed consent (PIC) on access as well as use of resources with people who have such resources through a set of mutually agreed terms(MATs).


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2007