Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Guidelines for Environmental Management of Iron and Steel Works
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines provide, in sections 1 and 2, an evaluation of the major environmental issues involved. This is followed by a check listing (table 2), setting out points requiring attention, where effects can be significant. Finally each sector of the Industry normally associated directly with a steel plant is considered in sufficient depth to suggest actions which could be taken in developing policy and in adapting practices to local conditions. Generality is maintained, with the intention that the information should retain, for some time, its relevance to the user.


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Manual on Environmental Legislation
United Nations Environment Programme

The principal objective of the Manual is to contribute to the improvement of environmental legislation on various levels of scope and goals, and under different conditions of resources and development. Common and comparable elements and principles are therefore emphasized. They are set in the framework of rational human uses of the environmental resources and the interdependence of socioeconomic development and proper resource management. The Manual is directed primarily at legislative efforts of the
comprehensive enabling kind. The basic concepts, elements and approaches are, however, applicable and recommended on other levels of sectoral or subsidiary legislation and implementation. They can be scaled down to serve these various purposes.


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Guidance on the Scope of the Special Programme: Fourth Round of Applications
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides revised guidelines on the project application process to the fourth round of applications for funding from the Special Programme Trust Fund. The terms of reference for the Special Programme, as outlined in annex 1, were adopted under UNEA resolution 1/5 with the aim of supporting developing countries and countries with economies in transition in strengthening institutional capacity for the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata Convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management.


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Using Retorts to Reduce Mercury Use, Emissions, and Exposures in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: A Practical Guide
Artisanal Gold Council

One of the purposes of the guide is to help with the implementation of the Minamata Convention obligations.


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UNEP FI Guide to Banking & Sustainability: Understanding and Implementing Sustainability in your Bank based on the UNEP Statement of Commitment by Financial Institutions on Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide provides a clause-by-clause explanation of the UNEP Statement of Commitment by Financial Institutions on Sustainable Development, seeking both to shed further light on the meaning of individual clauses, and to provide guidance on how banking institutions might seek to apply them in their day-to-day operations. The Guide further provides illustrations of current practice within UNEP FI Signatory banks, and references to key resources.


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Manual on the Development of Cleaner Production Policies—Approaches and Instruments Guidelines for National Cleaner Production Centres and Programmes
United Nations Environment Programme

The training kit for the development of Cleaner Production policies is designed to assist UNIDO’s cleaner production programmes, in particular the National Cleaner Production Centre programme, in crucial aspects of Cleaner Production planning and Cleaner Production policy development.


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Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning: Training Manual - The Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Programme within the Coastal Zone of Cambodia Project
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

The 'Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Programme for Climate Change within the Coastal Zone of Cambodia Considering Livelihood Improvement and Ecosystems' aims to increase the resilience of natural ecosystems, such as mangrove forests, along the coast (as well as their functioning as buffer systems) and reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change impacts
and risks.
The present document is intended as a reference for training-of-trainers and training of professional practitioners. It builds
comprehensively on recent studies and documentation prepared by Ministry of Environment in connection with the PPCR (Phase 1) and the CARP. A related manual, addressing training and awareness-building at the commune level, is in preparation under the CARP.
The document is divided into 2 parts, intended for related but distinct applications:
A: Climate Change and Adaptation Planning (with a glossary)
B: Vulnerability Assessment and Reporting


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GCI - Pilot Customs Officers Curriculum for Spanish-Speaking Latin America and Caribbean
United Nations Environment Programme

This curriculum provides a structure for a comprehensive training on the control of the international trade of environmentally sensitive commodities (ESCs) in the Spanish-speaking Latin America and Caribbean region, so that trained customs officers can perform effectively in control situations linked to these commodities. It is also expected that the inclusion of this curriculum in customs officers’ training will help raise awareness among them on environmental issues.


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