Reports and Publications

Reports and Publications

LIRA-guidanceUNEP Guidance on the Development of Legal and Institutional Infrastructures and Measures for Recovering Costs of National Administration for Sound Management of Chemicals - 2015

This publication aims at providing practical support to policy makers for strengthening national legislation and institutional set-ups for achieving sound management of chemicals. It includes proposals for measures for financing necessary administration activities in this regard. Read more>>

 

 

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The Sound Management of ChemicalsThe Sound Management of Chemicals

 

This brochure provides a snapshot of UNEP’s role in stimulating a cross-sectoral, participatory and partnership-based set of interventions, and an overview of UNEP's activities to support the functions of the Secretariat for SAICM and implement environmental sector activities.

 

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UNEP Cost of Inaction ReportCost of Inaction on the Sound Management of Chemicals - 2013 

This publication provides a practical and useful assessment of the current state of knowledge of the economic costs of inaction on the sound management of chemicals. It makes available early research findings and the evidence needed to support the argument for enhanced political actions. This report includes an extensive literary review in order to identify economic information on the health, environmental, and development planning effects of harmful chemicals.  Chemicals reviewed within the scope of study include commodity, high production volume (HPV), industrial, specialty, minerals and metals, agricultural, household chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Read more>>

 

The Global Chemicals OutlookGlobal Chemicals Outlook - 2012 

This report concludes a two-year long process that has brought together the governments, industry, academics and civil society together to provide for the first time a comprehensive environmental understanding and up to date assessment of trends and changes affecting the production and use of chemicals throughout their life cycle, their health and environment effects, economic implications, and policy options. Read more>>

 

 

 

Global Chemicals Outlook Report Synthesis

The GCO Synthesis document in available in the six official UN languages

English
Arab
Français
Espanol
Russian
Chinese

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The UNEP-UNDP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning ProcessesThe UNEP-UNDP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning Processes - 2012

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The report highlights information on the technical guidance provided through the Initiative; five steps that countries typically follow to advance national chemicals management regimes; and partnership initiative activities.

 

 

 

Supplemental Cost - Benefit Economic Analysis Guide

Supplemental Cost - Benefit Economic Analysis Guide - 2009

 

UNEP contribution to the UNEP-­UNDP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of the Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) into Development Planning Processes. 

Supplement to the UNDP Technical Guide for Integrating the Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) in MDG­ Based Policies and Plans

 
 
 
 

This synthesis report highlights key findings of the initiative and introduces a tool-kit to support integration of environment and health considerations into decision-making

 

 

 

 

 

Research Guide for Assessing National Capacities for Environmental Economics in Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in TransitionResearch Guide for Assessing National Capacities for Environmental Economics in Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition

This research guide has been developed as step one of a project activity to identify practical approaches for strengthening environmental economics capacities in developing countries and countries with economies in transition (CEITs).

 

 

 

UNEP-WHO Health and Environment Strategic Alliance (HESA)

This promotes and facilitates coordinated action in developing countries to reduce environmental threats to human health in support of sustainable development objectives. It provides an integrated approach to policy-making in the health and environment sectors that fully takes into account the services that ecosystems provide to human health. It will leverage the necessary changes in institutional arrangements and investments framework to mobilize and build capacities within institutions and members states to mainstream health and environment linkages. Read more>>

The Country Pilot Projects

The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative initiated a series of country projects in voluntary pilot countries. These promote and assist the integration of selected Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) priorities into national development planning decision-making processes of developing countries. Read more>>