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This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Pipelines which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on pipelines safety and UNECE. The Guidelines contain key principles and
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Tailings Management Facilities which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on tailings safety and UNECE. The Guidelines provide a set
The UNECE Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment has been engaged in efforts to make environmental monitoring an effective instrument in policymaking and, in particular, to assist countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. UNECE member States,
Protecting the Air We Breathe: 40 years of cooperation under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air PollutionEnglishRussian
The Joint Expert Group was established in 1998 to work on issues related to the prevention of accidental water pollution, in the context of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and the Convention on the Transboundary
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for the Management and Retention of Firefighting Water which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on firefighting water retention and
Transboundary river and lake basins account for nearly half of the earth`s land surface and generate roughly 60 per cent of global freshwater flow. There are also more than 600 shared aquifers. Forty percent of the world`s population lives in shared basins. These shared waters create
The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of Kazakhstan. The report takes stock of progress made by the country in the management of its environment since 2008. It covers legal and policy frameworks, greening the economy, environmental monitoring, and public
The Protocol on Water and Health is a legally binding instrument aimed at achieving an adequate supply of safe drinking water and sanitation for everyone and effectively protecting water resources in the pan-European region. The Protocol provides a sound approach, valuable experience and a
This publication was prepared by the consultants to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) secretariat to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) and its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Protocol on SEA) with
This calendar illustrates the findings of 11 third-cycle reviews and the review of Mongolia, conducted in the period 2012–2018. It includes snapshots of selected environmental topics covered by the individual reviews.  By disseminating the
New publication supports transboundary basins in preparing bankable project proposals for climate change adaptation        Water, climate and finance know no borders- which brings challenges and opportunities: The majority of freshwater worldwide flows in transboundary basins and most climate
The guide was prepared in a major inter-agency effort led by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (formerly known as UNISDR), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), with a
The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The review takes stock of progress made by Bosnia and Herzegovina in the management of its environment since it was reviewed for the second time in 2010 and assesses the implementation of the
The present publication contains the Environmental Performance Review of Mongolia. The report takes stock of progress made by the country in the management of its environment since 1987. It covers legal and policy frameworks, compliance assurance, greening the economy, environmental monitoring,
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 was adopted at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015 and was subsequently endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly. In order to support the process, a number
This policy brief synthesizes the main findings and recommendations from the assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Syr Darya River Basin, shared by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The methodology employed was developed specifically for assessing the nexus in
This Synthesis publication covers lessons on interlinkages, trade-offs and benefits in managing water, energy and land/agriculture, as well as on protecting the environment derived from several transboundary river basins in Southern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and one aquifer system
Understanding the interactions between water, food, energy and water-related ecosystems in river basins can be vital in ensuring different and often competing needs are met in a coherent manner. This is even more important in transboundary basins, where identifying intersectoral synergies and