Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Impact Assessment in the Western Indian Ocean Region
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of these guidelines is to:
- Highlight the issues of concern in the WIO region, especially how transboundary impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems could foreclose future livelihood and development options.
- Provide guidance on how transboundary impacts should be assessed, using Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) tools.
- Advise on how best to develop and/or strengthen legal and administrative instruments in the WIO Region.
This document is primarily intended for people who have to make decisions on environmental issues through the impact assessment process, namely: national, provincial/state and local authorities who comment on impact assessment reports and make decisions about the environment and development. These authorities include, but are not limited to: local authorities, departments or ministries of environment, planning and land use, mines, energy, water, fisheries, agriculture, forestry, housing, roads, tourism, heritage and health.


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2007
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches and Shorelines of the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2007
Presentations, Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Judicial Training Materials on Environmental Law : Application of Environmental Law by national Courts and Tribunals
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP’s Global Judges Programme was conceived in the context of strengthening the Rule of Law in the area of sustainable development. The Rule of Law comprises an intricately inter-linked chain of fundamental ideas including equality before the law, the independence of the judiciary, transparency, consistency and accountability in the administration of law and the notions of equity, justice and fairness. The Rule of Law is also essential for the realization of sustainable development, which itself is founded on equitably balancing environmental, social and economic considerations in decision-making at all levels.


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2006
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries II Vol. 2
United Nations Environment Programme

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


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1983
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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries II Vol.3
United Nations Environment Programme

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


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1983
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SCP Indicators for Developing Countries: A Guidance Framework
United Nations Environment Programme

This document has been developed to provide guidance to policymakers in developing countries on the development of indicators that measure progress towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production (SCP), a critical means for achieving sustainable development. The document proposes a structured framework for understanding SCP and for developing indicators, crucial for monitoring and evaluating progress.


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Cleaner Production: A Training Resource Package
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a trainers support package, not a reference book. It does not give a systematic, comprehensive overview (there is not enough room to do this); rather, it focuses on some selected aspects that are central to the subject. The structure of the document allows further sections to be easily developed and added as additional modules. The package is written for trainers to provide them with support material and ideas, rather than as a study book for students. The average trainee will only ever see a few pages or exercises reproduced from this document. One of the purposes of this package is to provide some case studies and situation scenarios that can be used as a basis for, interactive training and simulated decision-making. However, the exercises only explore a small part of the potential of the case studies, and trainers are strongly encouraged to develop further exercises or tasks.


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Emission Standards & Guidelines Information Clearinghouse (IE-ESGIC) Volume I: Textile Industry Effluent Discharge Standards
United Nations Environment Programme

Establishing environmental standards and guidelines for potentially polluting industrial wastes: liquid effluents, air emissions and solid wastes, is an important first step for countries concerned about regulating industrial activities as part -of their environmental pollution control strategies. UNEP IE has confirmed the need for information on such guidelines from the fact that more than 10 percent of the technical/scientific inquiries handled by the UNEP IE Query-Response Service concern air emission standards, effluent standards and other regulatory requirements for industrial activities. To help in responding to these frequent requests, UNEP IE has set up an in-house
database called Industry and Environment Emission Standards and Guidelines Information Clearinghouse (IE-ESGIC). UNEP IE feels that this information, even if not exhaustive, could be useful to its partners, and has therefore decided to publish IE-ESGIC Compendiums covering
a :ange of industrial sectors. This compendium for the textile industry has been prepared to provide helpful information to governments, industry, international organizations and nongovernmental
organizations, trade unions, research institutes and individuals that are interested in countries' effluent discharge standards for the industry.


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Directory of Experts and Institutions on Soils and Fertilizers in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) decided and recommended the establishment of Eight Regional Technical Cooperation Networks on environment and ecodevelopment in Africa during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt, in December 1985. Paramount among the decisions and recommendation made in establishing the Networks were: Cooperation among the technical and research institutions of African States should be strengthened and developed through the exchange of information and the conduct of the basic studies and scientific research necessary for the environmentally sound utilization of African resources; Strengthening and development of technical co-operation among African Countries through the development of horizontal scientific and technical links between national departments in specific areas.


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Fourth Global Training Programme in Environmental Law
United Nations Environment Programme

The objectives of the training programme were:- to in-form participants about legal and institutional developments in the field of environmental law both at the international and national levels; to promote a greater interest and commitment to using environmental law as an instrument for translating sustainable development policies into action; and to enable the participants to take initiatives on a more informed basis in their respective home countries in the development and implementation of environmental law.


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