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Summaries
Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions: Sources and Solutions - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This report highlights both the challenges and the solutions for good waste management in mountain regions.


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Project documents, Reports and Books
Integrated Baseline Study: Ten Communes of the Southwest Coast, South Department, Haiti 
United Nations Environment Programme

The Côte Sud Initiative’s Integrated Baseline Assessment is a multidisciplinary study that covers social and economic aspects of rural dwellers in Haiti. This report provides an integrated multi-sector analysis for ten communes in the southwest coast of the South Department of Haiti, designed to serve as a baseline for a larger ongoing monitoring platform. The purpose of the baseline study is to collect statistically significant evidence of the social and economic conditions of the population at the microscale (household) level. It will also provide evidence of the current state of the infrastructure and services offered, at the regional scale. The new data contained within this study is meant to inform decision makers, guide policymakers and support ongoing project design.


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Factsheets
Safe Use of HCFC Alternatives in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning: Higher toxicity refrigerants
United Nations Environment Programme

As the phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) progresses, it is expected that there will be a considerably higher uptake, in particular in developing countries, of ‘alternative refrigerants’, such as hydrocarbons, ammonia, carbon dioxide, unsaturated hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) –or HFOs. Many of these alternative refrigerants have particular characteristics in terms of toxicity, flammability and high pressure which are different from those used previously such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and HCFCs. When refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment is installed, serviced, repaired and dismantled, safety issues need to be carefully evaluated and considered particularly when servicing technicians have to deal with refrigerants with properties that they were previously not familiar with. It is therefore important that the refrigeration and airconditioning industry adapts to both the technical and safety issues concerning these refrigerants.


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Summaries
Executive Summary - Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report
United Nations Environment Programme
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