Manuals and Guides
Community Environmental Action Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners in Sudan - Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Synthesis provides an overview of tools and approaches that could be used by individuals, groups or organisations to plan, carry out and evaluate environmental management activities on a participatory and sustained basis, either on their own initiative or with outside facilitation and assistance.


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2013
Reports and Books
Green Economy and Trade: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
United Nations Environment Programme

This report has been prepared by the Trade, Policy and Planning Unit of the United Nations Environment Programme. It is a key component of the Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project. It aims to identify a range of international trade opportunities in various key economic sectors associated with the transition to a green economy, identify policies and measures that may act as facilitators and overcome hindrances to seizing trade opportunities arising from the transition to a green economy, and assist governments, the private sector and other stakeholders to build capacity to take advantage of sustainable trade opportunities at the national, regional or international level.


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2013
Other
Lead in Enamel Decorative Paints: National Paint Testing Results Annex 2: Materials and Methods, including Analytical Laboratory Results and Quality Control Procedures
United Nations Environment Programme
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2013
Reports and Books
Lead in Enamel Decorative Paints: National Paint Testing Results - A Nine Country Study
United Nations Environment Programme

A total of 234 cans of enamel decorative paints were purchased in retail establishments in the following nine countries: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, and Uruguay. An additional 10 cans of anti-corrosive enamel paints were purchased in Côte d'Ivoire. All the paints – the 234 samples of decorative paints and the 10 samples of anti-corrosive paints – were tested for their total lead content, and dry weight.


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2013
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Lead in Enamel Decorative Paints: National Paint Testing Results Annex 1: Country by Country Results
United Nations Environment Programme
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2013
Programme Performance Reports
Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme: Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements for the Biennium Ended 31 December 2013 and Report of the Board of Auditors
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is mandated to assist and support Member States to protect the environment by inspiring, informing and giving them the means to improve the living standards of their populations without compromising those of future generations. The Programme’s headquarters is in Nairobi, but it has a global presence of six regional offices and eight country/liaison offices, and collaborative arrangements and secretariat functions in several other countries. It has 1,141 staff members, of whom 445 are based in Nairobi. Total income for the 2012-2013 biennium was $943.4 million, while total expenditure was $751.4 million, resulting in an excess of income over expenditure of $192 million, mainly attributed to $131.7 million received in the fourth quarter of 2013. UNEP also administers and controls 14 multilateral environmental agreements, mainly conventions set up to implement protocols related to the core mandate of the Programme. The income ($214.8 million) and the expenditure ($177.7 million) of the multilateral environmental agreements have been included in the consolidated financial statements of UNEP. The financial statements also include separate statements for the income, expenditure, assets and liabilities of the Trust Fund for the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The Trust Fund had reported an income of $266.2 million and expenditure of $298.7 million, resulting in a shortfall of income over expenditure of $32.5 million in the current biennium. The shortfall was further increased to $40.2 million after reflecting prior-period adjustments of $7.7 million which, in turn, decreased the reserve balance to $322.5 million as at 31 December 2013. The Board of Auditors has audited the financial statements and reviewed the operations of the Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme for the biennium ended 31 December 2013. The audit was carried out through the examination of financial transactions and operations at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.


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2013
Factsheets
Best practices for Prevention of Marine Litter Input from Land-based Sources in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2013
Reports and Books
The Japanese Industrial Waste Experience: Lessons for rapidly Industrializing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication reviews the development of the approach Japanese stakeholders took to deal with waste generated by industries. More
precisely, it analyses the policy mix that was applied and shares the lessons to be learned through the Japanese example.


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2013
Reports and Books
Implementation of a Baseline Survey and Development of Indicators and Targets - “Promoting Climate Resilience in the Rice Sector through Pilot Investments in Alaotra-Mangoro Region”: Baseline Report - Final
United Nations Environment Programme, Madagascar, Ministry of Environment and Forests

The project “Promoting Climate Resilience in the Rice Sector through Pilot Investments in Alaotra-Mangoro Region” aims to address the vulnerability of rice farming systems in Madagascar to erratic weather patterns and identify promising pathways through which rice farming can be made more resilient. The project is targeted to the important rice growing region of Lake Alaotra-Mangoro, which is a region of Madagascar that is particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change.

The report is divided into four parts: (i) an overview of the methodology used to conduct the baseline survey and presentation of the validated, revised performance indicators; (ii) the baseline values for revised and validated indicators presented in the Performance Measurement Framework (PMF); (iii) a detailed sampling design and data collection and management protocol, and (iv) a list of conclusions and recommendations for the project based on analysis of the baseline indicators.


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2013
Reports and Books
Enforcement Strategies for Combatting the Illegal Trade in HCFCs and Methyl Bromide
United Nations Environment Programme

This booklet is intended to be an easy-to-use resource for ozone officers and others who will be involved in the detection, prevention, and prosecution of smuggling in HCFCs and methylbromide. Ozone officers and enforcement professionals from both developed and developing countries were interviewed during the preparation of the booklet in order to gain their real-world advice. Through dozens of case studies and examples, the booklet provides enforcement strategies that can be implemented with flexible approaches that maximize the efficient use of scarce human and financial resources.


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2013