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Freshwater Law and Governance:
Global and Regional Perspectives for Sustainability


This study was designed to gain insights into how regional and basin water agreements take into account principles and provisions of international water law – both customary international law and treaty based law – and contribute to its content and evolution.

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Community Protocols for Environmental Sustainability:
A Guide for Policymakers
  Atmospheric Brown Clouds Emission Inventory Manual   Advancing Justice, Governance & Law
for Environmental Sustainability

  UNEP Compendium
On Human Rights and the
Environment


Selected international legal materials and cases (Advance Version)
   MEAs Negotiator's Handbook

[English]  [French]

 Human Rights and the Environment: Joint Report OHCHR and UNEP Human Rights and the Environment:
Joint Report OHCHR and UNEP

 
 
 

The Role of Legal Instruments to Support Green Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development

  Patents and Clean Energy Technologies
in Africa

  Guidebook on National Legislation for Adaptation to Climate Change  

  Compliance-Related Texts
and Decisions of Selected
Multilateral Environmental Agreements


   Course on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental

 
Auditing the implementation of Multilateral environmental agreements (MEAS):A Primer For Auditors

Ethics, Justice and the
Convention on Biological Diversity
   Atmospheric Brown Clouds Regional
Assessment report with focus on Asia
  Connecting the Dots
Biodiversity, Adaptation, Food Security
and Livelihoods

UNEP and Environmental Governance at a Glance UNEP and Environmental
Governance at a Glance
 
 

Technology Transfer and
Cooperation under the
 Convention on Biological Diversity
 
 

State of Biodiversity
 in Latin America
and the Caribbean
 
 

UNU-IAS Pocket Guide

English |Español | Français | 中文 | عربى | Русский


Learning from the practioners LEARNING FROM THE PRACTITIONERS  
 

Green Breakthroughs
Solving Environmental Problems Through Innovative Policies and Law
 
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Glossary of Terms
For Negotiators of
Multilateral Environmental
Agreements
 
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Manual on Compliance
with and Enforcement
of MEAs
 

Compilation of Internationally Agreed Environmental Goals and Objectives
 
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Register of International Treatiesand Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment

 

 
 

Introduction / Table of contents
Part 1: Treaties concluded from 1921-1987
Part 2: Treaties concluded from 1987-2005

Guidebook for Policy and
Legislative Development on Conservation and
Sustainable Use of Freshwater Resources
 
 

UNEP Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of MEAs

[English]   [French]   [Spanish]  [Chinese]  [Russian ]    [Arabic] 

The Green Customs Guide to Multilateral Environmental Agreements

UEF-UNEP Course : International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2013
Review 2013

The special theme of the course was
 
Natural Resources


International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2012
Review 2012

The special theme of the course was Ocean Governance.


International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2011 Review 2011

The special theme of the course was
synergies among the biodiversity related MEAs.

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2010
Review 2010

The special theme of the course was Climate Change.


International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2009 Review 2009

The special theme of the course was 
Environmental Governance.

International Environmental Law Review 2008
Review 2008

The special theme of the course was Oceans.



Review 2007

The special theme of the course was 
chemicals.

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2006
Review 2006

The special theme of the course was biodiversity.



  Review 2005
 Review 2004

Simplified Guides to MEAs

Climate Change
Win Win solutions for the Climate and Ozone Layer:
 A simplified guide to the Special Report
on HFCs and PFCs from the IPCC
and the Technical and Economic
Assessment Panel.

English French Spanish
 

Can Carbon Dioxide Storage help cut greenhouse emissions?  

A simplified guide to the IPCC Special Report

[ English ] [ French ][ Spanish ][ Arabic ][ Russian ] [Chinese]

 

Raising Awareness on Climate Change:

 A handbook for government focal points English

How global warming will affect my world: 

A simplified Guide to the IPCC’s “Climate Change 2001. Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”.

English French

 

A simplified guide to the IPCC’s “Climate Change 2001: Mitigation”

English French

 

Climate Change Fact sheets

English French

Biodiversity

Biosafety and the Environment: An introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

[ English ] [ French ] [ Spanish ] [ Arabic ][Russian ] [ Chinese ]

Chemicals

A guide to Cooperation on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

[ English ][ French ][Spanish ]

 

Protecting human health and the environment: A Guide to the Rotterdam Convention on hazardous chemicals and pesticides

[ English ] [ French ][ Spanish ]

 

Ridding the world of POPs: A Guide to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

[ English ] [ French ] [Spanish ]

Minimizing Hazardous Wastes: 

A simplified guide to the Basel Convention

[ English ] [ French ] [ Spanish ]

 
Public Participation

Your Right to a Healthy Environment: A simplified guide to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

[ English ] [ French ][ Russian ]

 

Bioprospecting in the Global Commons: Legal Issues Brief

Black Carbon E-bulletin Volume 4 April 2012

Nagoya Issue Papers