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GRID Pilot Project: An Interim Status Report - GRID Information Series No. 9
United Nations Environment Programme

GRID serves as a switchboard for environmental data and gives access to information synthesized from global, regional and national monitoring of the Earth's environment.


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Informal Prior-Informed Consent (iPIC): Supporting Compliance through Prevention of Illegal and Unwanted Trade in Ozone depleting Substances
United Nations Environment Programme

The ‘informal Prior-Informed Consent’ (iPIC) mechanism was launched in 2006 by UNEP DTIE OzonAction, as part of its work in providing assistance to developing countries to fulfil their commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This initiative was developed in order to better manage trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS) that are controlled under the Protocol.


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UNEP in the Regions: Africa - Environment for Development
United Nations Environment Programme
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Draft Ocean Acidification Paper For Western Indian Ocean Region
Mwachireya, S, Ndagala, J, Moorgawa, S, Ali, H, Randrianandrasana, J, Kimirei, I, Bhoyroo, V

Marine ecosystem management and conservation is facing growing challenges from multiple and cumulative stressors (Chapin et al., 2000). Marine ecosystems are threatened by global climate change pressures of such as increased sea surface temperatures, ocean acidification due to increased dissolution of one-quarter of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolution by world oceans annually (Figure 2) causing measurable declines in ocean pH (increase in H+ ions), carbonate ion concentration ([CO32−]) and saturation state (Le Quéré et al., 2015). This process, referred to as ocean acidification (OA), represents a major threat to marine ecosystems (McClanahan et al., 2011).


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Pollinators and Pesticides: Keeping our Bees Safe
United Nations Environment Programme
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Update on the Global Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint - September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This update is provided annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in support of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance). UN Environment and the World Health Organization (WHO) serve as the joint Secretariat for this international voluntary, collaborative initiative. The goal of the Lead Paint Alliance is for all countries to have lead paint laws in place by 2020.


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Chemicals Control: Contributing to National Progress and Safety
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication aims to support decision makers in their efforts to establish legal frameworks for chemicals control and the work of government officials involved in building government capacity for chemicals control.


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Networking Counts: Montreal Protocol Experiences in Making Multilateral Environmental Agreements Work
United Nations Environment Programme

Strengthening MEAs through people networks. This booklet describes a particularly innovative and dynamic institutional structure that assists developing countries under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - the Regional Networks of Ozone Officers. Financially supported by the Protocol’s Multilateral Fund and the Government of Sweden, and managed by the United Nations Environment Programme, these "people" networks have strengthened the capacity of National Ozone Units (NOUs) in more than 114 developing countries and helped improve compliance with the treaty.


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Environmental Governance Programme: Good Governance for a Sustainable Future
United Nations Environment Programme

At UN Environment we work with countries to promote effective and inclusive environmental governance by promoting a rights-based-approach to environmental management, and by strengthening capacities to enforce legislation and combat violations.


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Development of Ocean Governance Strategy for Africa: Summary of Scoping Study and Gap Analysis
University of Dar es salaam, Institute of Marine Sciences

The role of Africa’s oceans and seas in supporting socio-economic growth and development across different sectors is so significant that cannot be overemphasized. Nonetheless, pressures on this vast resource base are constantly increasing not only from the traditional maritime activities, but more from the emerging economic undertakings such as mariculture and offshore energy exploitation. Besides, increasing insecurity in the Africa’s marine waters, enhanced illegal trafficking, and degradation of the marine environment and climate change phenomenon further exacerbate the existing environmental stresses that have significant implications on the governance of the oceans, not only at the level of individual nations, but more challenging at the regional and continental levels.


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