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Compendium of Good Practices on Human Rights and the Environment


The purpose of this compendium is to present good practices relating to the use
of human rights obligations and commitments to inform, support and strengthen environmental policymaking, especially in the area of environmental protection that were identified through a joint programme between UNEP, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (formerly the Independent Expert), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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  Global Report on the
Status of Legal Limits
on Lead in Paint






 Role of Multilateral Environmental agreements (MEAs) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
     
 
   

Contributions of the United Nations Environment Programme towards achieving the Strategic Plan of Biodiversity (2011-2020) and the Aichi biodiversity targets Enhancing Cooperation among the seven biodiversity related agreements and conventions at national level using the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans Understanding Synergies and Mainstreaming 
among the Biodiversity related Conventions


   
 
 
Sourcebook of Opportunities for Enhancing Cooperation
among the Biodiversity Related Conventions at National and Regional Levels


[Project Website]
Elaboration of options for enhancing synergies among biodiversity-related conventions





  Compendium of Summaries of Judicial Decisions in Environment Related Cases  
Revised 2nd edition draft reference document

Guidelines for Framework Legislation for Integrated Waste Management
 
  REDD+ Implementation:
A Manual for National Legal Practitioners


English |Español | Français
   
Enforcement of Environmental Law
Good Practices from Africa, Central Asia and Asean Countries



Measuring Progress 
Environmental Goals and Gaps

En Fr Sp | Ch Ru 
   

  Freshwater Law and
Governance:
Global and Regional
Perspectives
for Sustainability





Elephants in the Dust: the African Elephant Crisis

English | French





 Waste Crime - Waste Risks
Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge
 

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 


   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
 
The Green Customs Guide to Multilateral Environmental Agreements





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





 

The Greening of Water Law Managing Freshwater Resources for People and the Environment

[English] [French] [Spanish]


 
 
  Bio-Cultural Community Protocols
A community Approach to Ensuring the Integrity of Environmental Law and Policy



  Feed-in Tariffs and a Policy Instrument for Promoting Renewable Energies and Green Economies in Developing Countries  

   

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
Benefit Sharing Perspectives from Enterprising Communities



 
 
 

 Judicial Training Modules on Environmental Law




  Judges and Environmental Law:
A handbook for the Sri Lankan Judiciary
   dJudicial Handbook on Environmental Law
   

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 Treaties and other Agreements in the Field of the Environment

 

 

Selected Texts of Legal Instruments in International Environmental Law


 

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] 




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

 Review 2014

The special theme of the course was Environmental Security.



   

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