Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Environmental Guidelines for Fish Farming - UNEP Environmental Management Guidelines No. 19
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines are intended to build awareness of the nature of the relationship between fish farming and the environment and the factors that determine that relationship. The booklet discusses how the culture system used, the scale and intensity of operations, the choice of species to be cultivated, the selection of sites, and the management system adopted all affect the incidence and severity of environmental impacts.


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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries III Vol.2
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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Guidelines on Risk Management and Accident Prevention in the Chemical Industry
United Nations Environment Programme

In the review of the Chemical Industry and the Environment, the issue of risk management and accident prevention was identified as one of the major areas on which attention should be focused and at the UNEP Workshop on Environmental Aspects of the Chemical Industry, held in Geneva from 22 to 25 May 1979, one of the Workgroups addressed this issue. The Workshop endorsed the need for concise and pragmatic advice on the measures needed to manage risk and reduce/prevent accidents in the manufacture of chemicals. The Guidelines are primarily on the industrial and technological process aspects of the chemical industry. They identify the major issues which need consideration when formulating strategies and policies and therefore endeavour to act as a catalyst for further detailed institutional, administrative and technical measures needed for the effective management of risk and prevention of accidents in the manufacture of chemicals.


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Inventory Level 2 Spreadsheet of UN Environment's Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Mercury Releases
United Nations Environment Programme
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SCP Indicators for Developing Countries: A Guidance Framework
United Nations Environment Programme

This document has been developed to provide guidance to policymakers in developing countries on the development of indicators that measure progress towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production (SCP), a critical means for achieving sustainable development. The document proposes a structured framework for understanding SCP and for developing indicators, crucial for monitoring and evaluating progress.


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A Directory of Environmentally Sound Technologies for the Integrated Management of Solid Liquid and Hazardous Waste for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Indian, Mediterranean and Atlantic Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This directory has been prepared, to identify and describe ESTs which are suited to the environmental, economic, climatic, cultural, and social context of the IMA/SIDS Region. This directory is structured around 7 separate topics, namely: Waste Reduction Storage, Collection and Transport, Composting, Incineration, Landfills, Hazardous Waste, and Waste Water Technologies.


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Directory of Coastal and Marine Environmental Institutions in the North-West Pacific Region - NOWPAP Publication No. 2
United Nations Environment Programme

The Governing Council of UNEP on its 15th Session (Decision 15/1 Strengthening the Role and Effectiveness of the United Nations Environment Programme, part VI.3) approved preparation of new action plans for seas not yet covered by the regional seas programme (North-West Pacific, Black Sea) as one of the activities listed within the Supplementary Programme of Environmental Fund Activities for the Biennium 1990-1991. The countries that make up the region are: the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation.


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Guidelines for Determining inputs of Inorganic Contaminants into Estuaries: Reference Methods for Marine Pollution Studies No. 41
United Nations Environment Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Atomic Energy Agency

This publication describes sampling and sample preparation procedures suitable to obtain uncontaminated samples for the purpose of determining river inputs of inorganic contaminants into estuaries. Emphasis is placed on heavy metal contaminants but procedures are suitable, with appropriate modifications for other inorganic contaminants. For example, the collection of samples for mercury may require modifications of handling procedures.


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Guidelines for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Seabed in the Northwest Pacific Region
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines, developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) project, aim to assist NOWPAP Member states, local governments, volunteers and NGOs, in monitoring marine litter on the seabed.


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Training Manual for Customs and Enforcement Officers Third Edition: Saving the Ozone Layer: Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances in Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

An essential tool in building the capacity of Customs Officers, The Training Manual for Customs Officers provides the necessary guidance and information to effectively monitor and facilitate the legal trade in ozone depleting substances and to combat their illegal trade. It presents information on the international policy context and an overview of the technical issues, including information on chemicals and products traded and how these may be smuggled.


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