Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Training Manual for Customs and Enforcement Officers Third Edition: Saving the Ozone Layer: Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances in Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

An essential tool in building the capacity of Customs Officers, The Training Manual for Customs Officers provides the necessary guidance and information to effectively monitor and facilitate the legal trade in ozone depleting substances and to combat their illegal trade. It presents information on the international policy context and an overview of the technical issues, including information on chemicals and products traded and how these may be smuggled.


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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries IV 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 for contributing to the UN Environment Fund
United Nations Environment Programme

The Environment Fund of UN Environment was established in 1973 by the General Assembly resolution A-2997(XXVII). The Fund is the core source of funding (in addition to the UN Regular Budget) that enables the organization to deliver on the multilaterally agreed medium term strategies and the programmes of work approved by the governments in an efficient, effective and balanced manner. The greatest return on investment in the Environment Fund is its ability to leverage results from each member state’s individual investment with pooled resources worth millions.


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Multilevel Course on the Safe Use of Pesticides and on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning
United Nations Environment Programme, International Programme on Chemical Safety, World Health Organization, International Labour Organisation

This course is presented to try to meet the need for widescale training in the safe and effective use of pesticides.
PART I opens by outlining the structure of the course. It discusses the techniques that can be used in the conduct of courses, and contains an example of the basic module.
PART II gives suggestions for the training of trainers in a two-week course, and the organisation of training programmes lasting from one hour up to one week full-time or part-time equivalent, for various groups.
PART Ill opens with a list of modules, arranged in sections and subjects. This is followed by the modules, numbered according to the list. Each section is preceded by the educational objectives suggested for various levels.


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Charter of the Group of Friends of Paragraph 47 on Corporate Sustainability Reporting
United Nations Environment Programme

GoF47 Charter


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Regional Seas Follow Up and Review of the Ocean Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Conceptual Guidelines - UN Environment Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 208
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this report is to provide an overview, with good examples and practical guidance to enhance the role and contribution of regional seas to the SDG follow-up and review process, in line with UN General Assembly and UNEA resolutions and Global Meetings for the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans. The focus of these guidelines will be on SDG 14 indicators but in line with the mandate of the regional seas, several other SDG indicators should be considered such as secondary priority goals and targets as presented in Annex 1.


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Environmental Guidelines for Sand and Gravel Extraction Projects - Environmental Management Guidelines, No. 20
United Nations Environment Programme

The environmental impacts of sand and gravel extraction are not always readily obvious and hence have long been under-estimated. The cumulative, far-reaching effects of numerous uncontrolled operations have contributed substantially to the degradation of river and coastal ecosystems.


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Global Biodiversity Strategy: A Policy-makers' Guide
World Resources Institute, International Union for Conservation of Nature, United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Biodiversity Strategy was developed through a process of research and consultation beginning in 1989 and involving six consultations, six workshops, and more than 500 individuals. This Policy-makers' Guide to the Strategy provides an overview of the actions needed to respond to the needs for biodiversity conservation worldwide.


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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reporting Instructions - IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Volume 1
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

This document is one volume of the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The Reporting Instructions (Volume I) provides step-by-step directions for assembling, documenting and transmitting completed national inventory data consistently, regardless of the method used to produce the estimates. These instructions are intended for all users of the IPCC Guidelines and provide the primary means of ensuring that all reports are consistent and comparable.


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Managing Urban Sewage: An Introductory Guide for Decision-makers - Newsletter and Technical Publications Freshwater Management Series No. 10
United Nations Environment Programme

This document is part of the IETC series of Introductory Guides for Decision-makers. These guides are intended to assist decision-makers at the local level in understanding the issues and making informed decisions for the benefit of all citizens and stakeholders. The scope of sewage management has evolved throughout history with changes in socioeconomic conditions, city structures, and the environment. Today, sewage infrastructure that is well planned and operated supports urban sanitation and related activities. Effective sewage management is essential for nutrient recycling and for maintaining ecosystem integrity.


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