Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
UNEP/IOC Guidelines on Survey and Monitoring of Marine Litter
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

The objective of this document is to develop standardized operational guidelines for marine litter survey and monitoring programmes so that litter levels on our beaches and within our seas and oceans can be estimated and interpreted through long-term, broad scale comparative studies that will support management at both national and international scales.


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2009
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
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
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
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Subject: National Inventory of Mercury Releases: Request for Information
United Nations Environment Programme

The "Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases", the "Toolkit", is intended to assist countries to develop a national mercury releases inventory. ||[COVER LETTER: This letter is intended for accompanying data request letters to data owners in industry, etc. The letter is to be adjusted as appropriate, copied to/printed on the responsible institutions official letter format; text in brackets is to be adjusted as relevant for your case].


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
National Capacity Self-Assessment Resource Kit
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The NCSA Resource Kit was developed to provide countries with a “tool box” of capacity development approaches, techniques and tools, based on international best practices and NCSA experience to date. The purpose of the kit is three-fold: i) To assist countries to focus on capacity needs to strengthen management of national and global environmental issues, in the context of sustainable development; ii) To introduce approaches and tools that can be used by NCSA teams to conduct an eff ective and effi cient capacity assessment and planning exercise, tailored to national needs and circumstances; and iii) To provide guidance on GEF requirements for NCSAs, including principles to be followed and outputs to be produced.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Global Judicial Handbook on Environmental Constitutionalism - 3rd Edition
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook is designed to provide jurists with an overview of environmental constitutionalism: we address what it is, the peculiar practical and procedural issues it presents, and how courts from around the globe have engaged it. Environmental constitutionalism is a relatively recent phenomenon at the confluence of constitutional law, international law, human rights, and environmental law. It embodies the recognition that the environment is a proper subject for protection in constitutional texts and for vindication by constitutional courts worldwide. Environmental constitutionalism offers one way to engage environmental challenges that fall beyond the grasp of other legal constructs.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Manual of Methods in Aquatic Environment Research Part 4 - Bases for Selecting Biological Tests to Evaluate Marine Pollution. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 164
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This Manual is the end product of the two sessions of the Working Party; proposals and recommendations received from the Expert Consultation were taken into account and are reflected herein. The Manual has been produced as a corporate, effort and is intended as a quick means for selecting suitable biological test methods for evaluating marine pollution.


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