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Tool Kit 5: Energy Efficiency
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, Kenya Agri-business and Agro Industry Alliance

This is tool kit on energy efficiency to ensure tracking of processing batches while matching the same with specific energy costs. This would ideally necessitate distinguishing the enterprise energy costs from the domestic household costs in the case of processors with cottage enterprises. Having a separate energy billing for the agro-processing enterprise is recommended particularly in order to trace the variable pattern of energy use in relation to the periodic processing capacities.


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Kitchen Lessons: Food Memories - The Edible Schoolyard Project
United Nations Environment Programme

Food can be a pathway to our past, our heritage, and our history. One way for us to understand how food can link us to our past is to speak to people who have been around a little longer than we have. The stories, practices, and rituals of our elders can teach us many important lessons. In this lesson, you will explore your kitchen memories of elders and family members that minimized food waste.


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Manual for HNS Training. MERRAC Technical Report No. 8
United Nations Environment Programme

This Manual deals with incidents involving Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) and acts as a training course to provide participating trainees with sufficient knowledge on; preparedness and response to marine Hazardous Noxious Substance (HNS) incidents. In order to respond to incidents involving HNS promptly and properly, training should be conducted periodically and in accordance with this Manual.


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Sustainable Lifestyles: Options & Opportunities in the Workplace
United Nations Environment Programme, One Earth

The set of actions presented can support employees and customers to enhance sustainability in their daily lives. The target audience is urban workplaces (and the organizations that work with them) that are developing sustainable lifestyle initiatives and campaigns. The list is meant to spark discussion, generate new ideas and be a “living document” that is modified with experience. The actions have been prioritized because they are more effective at reducing the ecological footprint.


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Environmental Guidelines for Handling Treatment and Disposal of Hazardous Wastes - UNEP Environmental Management Guidelines No. 18
United Nations Environment Programme

Concern regarding the handling, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes is growing, as is the need to develop appropriate hazardous waste management strategies. Questions are being asked about suitable actions and available options. Emphasis is on the need for information and adequate management plans, and is prompted by recognition and better understanding of the threats and costs posed by such wastes in terms of human health, welfare, natural resources and the environment; exponential increase in waste volumes produced; increasingly limited availability of disposal locations; a growing awareness of the transboundary nature of pollution; and the emergence of an inadequately regulated transboundary trade in highly toxic waste material.


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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries III Vol.1
United Nations Environment Programme

Training course in ecological approaches to resources development, land management and impact assessment in developing countries


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Guidelines on Risk Management and Accident Prevention in the Chemical Industry
United Nations Environment Programme

In the review of the Chemical Industry and the Environment, the issue of risk management and accident prevention was identified as one of the major areas on which attention should be focused and at the UNEP Workshop on Environmental Aspects of the Chemical Industry, held in Geneva from 22 to 25 May 1979, one of the Workgroups addressed this issue. The Workshop endorsed the need for concise and pragmatic advice on the measures needed to manage risk and reduce/prevent accidents in the manufacture of chemicals. The Guidelines are primarily on the industrial and technological process aspects of the chemical industry. They identify the major issues which need consideration when formulating strategies and policies and therefore endeavour to act as a catalyst for further detailed institutional, administrative and technical measures needed for the effective management of risk and prevention of accidents in the manufacture of chemicals.


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Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Guideline for Inventory Level 1 - Version 2.1 November 2019
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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