Summaries
The Financial System We Need: From Momentum to Transformation - Highlights
United Nations Environment Programme

This follow-up annual report reveals a doubling in policy actions over the past five years to align the global financial system with sustainable development. Policy and regulatory measures by finance ministries, central banks and financial regulators to promote sustainable finance have risen to 217 and now exist in nearly 60 countries. The report calls for more effort to turn this momentum into genuine global transformation and makes a series of recommendations to help accelerate this process. - See more at: http://unepinquiry.org/publication/the-financial-system-we-need-from-mom...


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Factsheets
Technical Issues: Flammability - OzonAction Kigali Fact Sheet 10
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet gives guidance on the impact of using flammable HFC alternatives.


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Reports and Books
Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume VII: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Pilot Draft - November 2005
United Nations Environment Programme

This Toolkit aims to assist countries that are developing their mercury inventory to estimate releases of mercury, and also leads them through the process of how to enhance and refine these inventories. The Toolkit’s goal is to guide the inventory makers within a country through the different techniques and stages of developing the inventory, by providing a methodology, illustrative examples and extensive information on mercury release sources. The Toolkit aims to reduce the workload in the creation of national or regional mercury inventories.


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With Around 40% of Resource Extraction and Use Linked to World Trade, New Policies Required to Address Environmental Impacts
United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel

IRP report finds trade shifting burden of environmental impacts to developing economies


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