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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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Guide de la gestion écologiquement rationnelle des PCB en Mediterranée
United Nations Environment Programme. Mediterranean Action Plan

Ce guide technique fournit des informations de bases concernant la collecte de données, l’identification, l’échantillonnage et la surveillance des équipements contenant des PCB et décrit la gestion des PCB dans des applications fermées. Il explique également la maintenance de l’équipement contenant des PCB, se focalisant sur la sécurité, les mesures d’urgence ainsi que l’élimination progressive, l’emballage et le stockage temporaire. Pour finir, il se réfère aux régulations internationales et nationales pour le transport de marchandises dangereuses ainsi que le prétraitement, le traitement et l’élimination des PCB.


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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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Gender equality and the environment: Policy and strategy
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Gender Policy and Strategy charts our strategic direction on gender and the environment over the 2014-2017 planning period. Like the MTS that it parallels, the P&S describes the overarching programme and operational mechanisms that we will put in place, or strengthen, and the broad areas of result that we plan to achieve, while the Gender Implementation Plan (GIP) articulates the precise steps that we will take, in tandem with the UNEP biennial Strategic Framework and corresponding Programme of Work (2014-2015 and 2016-2017).


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2015