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The calendar covers selected findings on biodiversity and protected areas from 15 environmental performance reviews (EPRs) conducted in the period 2012–2020. By disseminating the results of the EPRs in the form of a calendar for the upcoming year, UNECE aims to draw attention to the findings of the reviews and encourage
The availability of integrated, relevant, high-quality, timely and easily accessible environmental information provides the means for assessing environmental status and the foundation for meaningful and informed environmental governance. Timely, relevant, reliable and easily accessible environmental information is also essential to efforts to inform citizens about the quality of their environment
The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of Uzbekistan. The report examines the progress made by the country in the management of its environment since it was reviewed for the second time in in 2009–2010 and assesses the implementation of the recommendations made in the second review.The EPR covers legal and policy frameworks
The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. Designed as a regional instrument, the Water Convention was amended in 2003 to allow accession by countries outside the UNECE region. As of 2016, all United Nations Member States can accede to the Water Convention. As at mid-2020
This policy brief highlights the main results of an assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the North-Western Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS), shared by Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. The aquifer system is one of the largest transboundary groundwater reserves of North Africa, extending over one million square kilometres and subject to increased water demands. Improving the management
This report highlights the main results of an assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the North-Western Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS), shared by Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. The aquifer system is one of the largest transboundary groundwater reserves of North Africa, extending over one million square kilometers and subject to increased water demands. Improving the management of
There is an increasing recognition that energy-related objectives can be achieved more effectively through integrated and consultative planning, in synergy with environmental and other sectoral objectives, notably those of the water and agricultural sectors. A series of intersectoral “nexus” assessments  under the Convention on the Protection and Use of
The introduction of a reporting monitoring mechanism under the Water Convention and the adoption of the SDG framework (SDG indicator 6.5.2) mark an important step in supporting transboundary water cooperation. This Guide to reporting under the Water Convention and as a contribution to SDG indicator 6.5.2 was developed as a result of a review of the first reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.2 and under
This calendar covers the findings from 13 EPRs on selected environmental topics such as climate change, gender and environment, investments in environmental protection, municipal waste management and many others. By disseminating the results of the EPRs in the form of a calendar for the upcoming year, UNECE aims to draw attention
These safety guidelines and good practices have been developed to support governments, competent authorities and operators in minimizing the risk of fire and safely retaining firefighting water. They are intended to enhance existing practices and promote harmonized safety standards for firefighting water management and retention, in order to prevent accidental pollution of soil and water,
Parties, beneficiary countries of the Assistance and Cooperation Programme and other countries wishing to implement the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents sometimes face challenges in the interpretation of its provisions. Shedding light on the basic requirements of the Convention, this Guide offers a practical explanation of what compliance with this legal
These safety guidelines and good practices have been developed to support governments, competent authorities and operators in minimizing the risk of fire and safely retaining firefighting water. They are intended to enhance existing practices and promote harmonized safety standards for firefighting water management and retention, in order to prevent accidental pollution of soil and water,
The Protocol on Water and Health aims at achieving an adequate supply of safe drinking water and sanitation for everyone and effectively protecting water resources in the pan-European region. In pursuing such aims, it gives special consideration to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation services “for all members of the population, especially those who suffer a disadvantage or social
The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of North Macedonia. The report examines the progress made by the country in the management of its environment since it was reviewed for the second time in 2011 and assesses the implementation of the recommendations made in the second review. The third review covers legal and policy frameworks, greening the economy,
The present publication contains the Revised Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context for Central Asian Countries, which have been developed as a tool for the consistent practical implementation of transboundary environmental impact assessment
On the Way to Clean Air EnglishRussian
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 Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention), both serviced by UNECE. These
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 UNECE. The Guidelines aim to support governments, competent authorities and operators by enhancing
This postcard provides a brief summary of the UNECE Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for Oil Terminals which have been developed by the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents in cooperation with experts on oil terminals safety and UNECE. The Guidelines provide a set of principles, recommendations and technical recommendations (including for design, planning, procurement,
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 recommendations for the safe transport of hazardous substances by pipelines. They include specific