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Directory of Institutions and Individuals Active in Environmentally-Sound and Appropriate Technologies Volume 1
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Reference series publishes volumes in the key reference areas covered by UNEP and provides useful service to all those connected with the environment. Through the UNEP reference series, the environment programme fulfils a dual role in the reference field: the collection of data and the gathering of information sources


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Sampling of Agricultural Products and their Analysis for Aflatoxin Determination
United Nations Environment Programme, Russian Federation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This Manual has been primarily designed for use by Tanzania laboratory personnel who participate in the Mycotoxin Monitoring Programme. It is hoped, however. that other specialists with an interest in mycotoxins will find this manual providing a useful introduction to the subject. It reviews, generally, the problems of mycotoxins and, particularly, aflatoxins as well as the methods used at the Government Chemist Laboratory for the analysis of foods and feeds for mycotoxin.


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Marine Litter Guidelines for Tourists and Tour Operators in Marine and Coastal Areas
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines were prepared to help reduce tourist-generated marine litter in recognition of the expected growth in tourism and the negative impacts of tourists on the marine environment. The guidelines provide a synopsis on marine litter, its known adverse impacts and best-practice tips for tourists involved in marine recreational activities (cruising, fishing, diving, etc.) and coastal recreational activities (camping, barbequing, bathing, etc.). The guidelines also suggest activities that tour operators can adopt to reduce tourist-generated marine litter.


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Disaster Waste Management Guidelines
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

These guidelines provide advice and tools to overcome these challenges and manage disaster waste in emergency and take out early recovery phases. They are targeted at implementers of disaster waste management projects. Their objective is to i) minimize risks to human life and health ii) reduce risks to the environment and iii) ensure that any value in the disaster waste is realized, to the benefit of
affected communities.


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Environmental Guidelines for Pesticide Use on Industrial Crops - UNEP Environmental Management Guidelines No. 1
United Nations Environment Programme

Pest control is directly related to two of man's most pressing problems: the provision of food and agricultural commodities for ever-expanding populations and the maintenance of health by the suppression of vectors of human disease. Although many crop pests have been overcome effectively by cultural management or by other non-chemical means, during the past three decades there has been a continually increasing use of pesticides in the control procedures.


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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries III Vol.3
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Training course in ecological approaches to resources development, land management and impact assessment in developing countries


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Handbook of Environmental Legislation and Machinery
United Nations Environment Programme

The handbook should serve the following purposes:
- as a base for UNEP'S advice on the establishment of sound environmental machinery and legislation as a basis of better environmental management;
- as a source of information and data on where UNEP's constituents are;
- as a source of information and data for Governments, particularly from developing countries who may wish to receive information on the environmental machinery and legislation of other countries in order to consider alternative mechanisms or who may wish to ascertain where
their counterparts are within the environmental administration of another country;
- as source material for environmental education and training.


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Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Guideline for Inventory Level 1 - Version 2.1 November 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The guideline and the calculation spreadsheet bring you step by step through the development of your mercury inventory on Inventory Level 1. The design of Inventory Level 1 makes it simple to organise and calculate your first national mercury inventory. We acknowledge however that mercury inventory development is generally challenging, especially getting hold of the needed data types for your country.


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Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases: Guideline for Inventory Level 1 Version 1.3 - April 2015
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. 


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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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