Booklets and Brochures
Sectoral Guidelines for Marine Litter Management: Recreational Activities
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) in order to provide effective tips on how to reduce marine litter, as well as to facilitate understanding of regulations on sea-based marine litter and practical principles of environmentally friendly behaviors.


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Biological Tests for Indication of Mycotoxins
United Nations Environment Programme

Training activities on food contamination control and monitoring with special reference to mycotoxins


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Informal Prior-Informed Consent (iPIC): Supporting Compliance through Prevention of Illegal and Unwanted Trade in Ozone depleting Substances
United Nations Environment Programme

The ‘informal Prior-Informed Consent’ (iPIC) mechanism was launched in 2006 by UNEP DTIE OzonAction, as part of its work in providing assistance to developing countries to fulfil their commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This initiative was developed in order to better manage trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS) that are controlled under the Protocol.


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Launching the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Montreal Protocol Award for Customs and Enforcement Officers 2019-2020 (5th edition)
United Nations Environment Programme, World Customs Organisation, The Ozone Secretariat

The award recognizes the crucial role of customs & enforcement officers in implementing trade restrictions and bans for hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Both groups of chemicals, which are controlled under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, are widely used as refrigerants and foam blowing agents in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam blowing sectors.


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Draft Ocean Acidification Paper For Western Indian Ocean Region
Mwachireya, S, Ndagala, J, Moorgawa, S, Ali, H, Randrianandrasana, J, Kimirei, I, Bhoyroo, V

Marine ecosystem management and conservation is facing growing challenges from multiple and cumulative stressors (Chapin et al., 2000). Marine ecosystems are threatened by global climate change pressures of such as increased sea surface temperatures, ocean acidification due to increased dissolution of one-quarter of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolution by world oceans annually (Figure 2) causing measurable declines in ocean pH (increase in H+ ions), carbonate ion concentration ([CO32−]) and saturation state (Le Quéré et al., 2015). This process, referred to as ocean acidification (OA), represents a major threat to marine ecosystems (McClanahan et al., 2011).


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Pollinators and Pesticides: Keeping our Bees Safe
United Nations Environment Programme
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Update on the Global Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint - September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This update is provided annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in support of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance). UN Environment and the World Health Organization (WHO) serve as the joint Secretariat for this international voluntary, collaborative initiative. The goal of the Lead Paint Alliance is for all countries to have lead paint laws in place by 2020.


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GRID Pilot Project: An Interim Status Report - GRID Information Series No. 9
United Nations Environment Programme

GRID serves as a switchboard for environmental data and gives access to information synthesized from global, regional and national monitoring of the Earth's environment.


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Networking Counts: Montreal Protocol Experiences in Making Multilateral Environmental Agreements Work
United Nations Environment Programme

Strengthening MEAs through people networks. This booklet describes a particularly innovative and dynamic institutional structure that assists developing countries under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - the Regional Networks of Ozone Officers. Financially supported by the Protocol’s Multilateral Fund and the Government of Sweden, and managed by the United Nations Environment Programme, these "people" networks have strengthened the capacity of National Ozone Units (NOUs) in more than 114 developing countries and helped improve compliance with the treaty.


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UNEP in the Regions: Africa - Environment for Development
United Nations Environment Programme
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