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Hazardous Waste Policies and Strategies - A Training Manual
United Nations Environment Programme, Industry and Environment Programme Activity Centre, International Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Association

This manual is intended to assist with the further training of decision-makers who have already—or are likely to have soon—direct responsibility for the management of hazardous waste. The manual is the result of collaboration between UNEP's Indus-try and Environment Programme Activity Centre (IE/PAC) and ISWA's Working Group on Hazardous Wastes (WGHW). A particular emphasis of this collaborative programme is on information exchange and training.


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Technologies for Protecting the Ozone Layer - Catalogue: Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, and Heat Pumps
United Nations Environment Programme, Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

This catalogue describes ODS-free and ODS-reducing technologies for refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems. The intention is to provide information on available technologies for Article 5 (developing) countries, without recommending any refrigerants or refrigeration equipment. It is up to the reader to determine which technology or product is most appropriate to his/her own needs.


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Handbook: Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Institute for Training and Research

This document aims to assist countries to develop artisanal and small-scale gold mining formalization strategies as part of their National Action Plans under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The target audience is countries and agencies, but the guidance is also relevant for private sector stakeholders (including financial institutions and mining companies), non-governmental organizations, universities, donors, and other stakeholders.


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Protocol for the Sampling and Pre-treatment of National Samples within the UNEP/GEF Projects to Support the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs 2016-2019
United Nations Environment Programme
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Environmental Guidelines for Watershed Development - UNEP Environmental Management Guidelines, No. 3
United Nations Environment Programme

Economic and development activities in watersheds can be manifold and the interactions between the physical, biologic and socio-economic factors very complex. Therefore, watershed management and development needs an integrated approach to maximize the use of natural resources and to prevent undesirable environmental hazards.


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Catalogue of Oil Spill Response Equipment and Products
United Nations Environment Programme

This document is conceived as a supplementary source of information to the "Guide for Oil Pollution Combating in the Mediterranean" published by ROCC some time ago. Both documents are intended for use by various national Authorities in the Mediterranean coastal States (although nothing prevents them from being used elsewhere) and are complementing each other. The Guide gives basic information for decision taking (either at the stage of contingency planning or in cases of emergency) while the Catalogue provides information on equipment and chemical products specially designed for accidental oil pollution control and combating. Although spill response operations inevitably involve the use of various non-specific equipment (hand tools, earth moving equipment, agricultural equipment, vehicles, aircraft, surface vessels, etc.) and materials (straw, sand, sawdust, etc.), the job can be done best with the proper tools, i.e. specifically designed equipment and purposely formulated chemicals. Accordingly only these have been included in the Catalogue.


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Guidelines of Lake Management Volume 7: Biomanipulation in Lakes and Reservoirs Management
United Nations Environment Programme, International Lake Environment Committee

This volume of the ILEC/UNEP guideline book series offers a general introduction to the role of biomanipulation in lake management with emphasis on the control of excessive algal growth in lakes suffering from eutrophication. Contents: 1) Biomanipulation: Bases for a Top-down Control.
2) Objectives of Biomanipulation. 3) Food Web Alterations by Physical Changes: Eutrophication and selective fisheries. 4) Manipulation of Fish Population for Lake Recovery from Eutrophication in the Temperate Region. 5) Management of Eutrophication of Lakes to Enhance fish Production. 6) Manipulationof Aquatic Plants. 7) Modelling and Biomanipulation. 8) Case study: Lake Candia (Northern Italy). 9) Food-chain Manipulation as a Tool in Management of Small Lakes in the Netherlands: The Lake Zwemlust Example. 10) Case studies: Lake Balaton (Hungary). 11) Long Term (1970-1990) Whole Lake Biomanipulation Experience Case Study: Lake Kinneret (Israel). 12) Management by Food Chain Manipulation of Lake Biwa (Japan). 13) Reservoir Management Using Food Chain Manipulation.


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World Atlas of Coral Reefs
World Conservation Monitoring Centre, United Nations Environment Programme

Coral reefs are one of the world's most spectacular ecosystem.


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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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Guidance Note: Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into National Development Planning
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Experience continues to show that better environmental management can contribute greatly to improving health, resilience to environmental risks, economic development and livelihood opportunities, especially for the poor. To fight poverty and preserve the ecosystems poor people rely on, we must place pro-poor economic growth and environmental sustainability at the heart of our most fundamental policies, systems and institutions. This approach has come to be known as poverty-environment mainstreaming. It essentially aims to integrate the linkages between the environment and poverty reduction into government processes and institutions,
thereby changing the very nature of its decision-making culture and practices.


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