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HNDBK WATR ALLOC TRNSBDRY CTXT

Handbook on Water Allocation in a Transboundary Context

4 Mar 2022
At its eight session, the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) decided to develop a handbook based on existing practices covering the key aspects of equitable and sustainable allocation of water...
SOLN INV WTR FOOD ENRGY ECO NEXUS

Solutions and Investments in the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus

A Synthesis of Experiences in Transboundary Basins

15 Nov 2021
This publication demonstrates the benefits and added value of implementing intersectoral (nexus) solutions to solve the most typical problems affecting transboundary basins in terms of water quantity, quality, and environment. It is based on a survey of stakeholders worldwide who have experience ...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2021

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

Special Report on Drought

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
16 Jul 2021
Droughts have deep, widespread and underestimated impacts on societies, ecosystems, and economies. They incur costs that are borne disproportionately by the most vulnerable people. The extensive impacts of drought are consistently underreported even though they span large areas, cascade through s...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2021

Resilience in a Riskier World – Managing Systemic Risks From Biological and Other Natural Hazards

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Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
8 Oct 2021
This publication presents a new and extended analysis of the regional risk-scape based on multidisciplinary research conducted. It defines risk hotspots where disasters and biological hazards, climate and health emergencies – including Covid-19 – collide. It further presents the emergence of new ...
GAOR 73RD SUPP46 UNSCEAR RPT 2018

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2018

Sixty-fifth Session (11-14 June 2018)

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
11 May 2021
Since the establishment of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation by General Assembly resolution 913 (X) of 3 December 1955, the mandate of the Committee has been to undertake broad assessments of the sources of ionizing radiation and its effects on human healt...
GLOBAL FOREST GOALS RPT 2021

The Global Forest Goals Report 2021

Realizing the Importance of Forests in a Changing World

9 Sep 2021
The “Global Forest Goals Report 2021” is the first flagship publication produced by the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The publication presents an overview of progress towards achieving the Global Forest Goals and associated targets of the Uni...
TRAGEDIA AMBIENTAL AMERICA LATINA

La tragedia ambiental de América Latina y el Caribe

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
10 Apr 2021
Este libro es el resultado de una reflexión colectiva a la que invitó la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) en el marco de las discusiones que apoyaron la preparación del trigésimo octavo período de sesiones de la Comisión. Con la colaboración de Nicolo Gligo, fue posible ...
GUID CONV LIF EXT NUC POW PLNT (R)

Guidance on the Applicability of the Convention to the Lifetime Extension of Nuclear Power Plants (Russian language)

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention)

25 Oct 2021
This guidance has been developed in the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention). Its objective is to clarify whether and in what circumstances lifetime extensions of nuclear po...
VULNERABILITY PROFILE LAO PDR

Vulnerability Profile: Lao People's Democratic Republic

7 Apr 2022
Prepared in the context of the process of the Lao PDR’s graduation from LDC status, this publication contains insights into the particular vulnerabilities or fragilities of the country and the implications of these disadvantages. The profile helps national authorities understand the critical rela...
VULNERABILITY PROFILE BANGLADESH

Vulnerability Profile: Bangladesh

5 May 2022
Prepared in the context of the process of Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC status, this publication contains insights into the particular vulnerabilities or fragilities of the country and the implications of these disadvantages. The profile helps national authorities understand the critical relat...
WORLD SOCIAL REPORT 2021

World Social Report 2021

Reconsidering Rural Development

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World Social Report
20 May 2021
The World Social Report 2021 points to new directions in which rural development strategies need to be reconsidered. It offers certain strategic principles, programmes of action, and a set of concrete policies that can be combined to devise effective strategies that can help to realize the potent...
5TH BIOTRADE CONGRESS

5th BioTrade Congress

Linking Trade and Biodiversity

21 Jun 2021
This report is on the 5th BioTrade Congress, held on 12-13 September 2019 as part of the UN Trade Forum on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlighted the interconnection of climate and biodiversity and strengthened the call to address both crises jointly, recogniz...
BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

Beyond the Pandemic

Building Back Better From Crises in Asia and the Pacific

21 Jun 2021
Since early 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has triggered unprecedented and globally-synchronized health, social and economic crises. With hard-won development gains and progress in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific now under threat, this publication analyzes...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2021

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Post-COVID-19 Resilient Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
30 Apr 2021
Asia-Pacific’s recovery from its weakest economic performance in recent history remains fragile and can be “K-shaped” due to the likely unevenness of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, policy space and structural weaknesses across the region. Asia-Pacific is no stranger to crises that leave behind a ...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2021

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2021

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Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
15 Apr 2021
The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2021 analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps that must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is des...
WORLD OCEAN ASSESSMENT II

The Second World Ocean Assessment

World Ocean Assessment II - Volume I & II

11 Sep 2021
The second World Ocean Assessment is a collaborative effort of hundreds of experts from all regions of the world, a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the state of marine environment. It is the product of the second cycle of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the s...
SECOND WORLD OCEAN ASSESSM II (R)

The Second World Ocean Assessment (Russian language)

World Ocean Assessment II - Volume I & II

7 Sep 2021
The second World Ocean Assessment is a collaborative effort of hundreds of experts from all regions of the world, a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the state of marine environment. It is the product of the second cycle of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the s...
SECOND WORLD OCEAN ASSESSM II (C)

The Second World Ocean Assessment (Chinese language)

World Ocean Assessment II - Volume I & II

3 Sep 2021
The second World Ocean Assessment is a collaborative effort of hundreds of experts from all regions of the world, a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the state of marine environment. It is the product of the second cycle of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the s...
DEUXIE EVALUAT MONDIALE L’OCEAN II

Deuxième évaluation mondiale de l’océan

Évaluation mondiale de l’océan II - Volume I & II

6 Sep 2021
La deuxième Évaluation mondiale de l’océan est une évaluation globale et intégrée de l’état du milieu marin, qui vise à décrire les principales évolutions constatées depuis la première Évaluation mondiale intégrée du milieu marin (première Évaluation mondiale de l’océan) publiée en 2015 et à rece...
GLOBAL OCEAN SCIENCE RPT 2020

Global Ocean Science Report 2020

Charting Capacity for Ocean Sustainability

16 Feb 2021
The world ocean is a life-supporting system for humanity, yet it remains largely unknown. Based on data collected from around the world, the Global Ocean Science Report 2020 offers a global record of how, where and by whom ocean science is conducted. It monitors our capacity to understand the oce...
EMISSIONS GAP RPT 2020

Emissions Gap Report 2020

Series:
The Emissions Gap Report
21 Jan 2021
This eleventh edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report has been produced in a year where the COVID-19 crisis has dominated the news and policymaking and has caused immense suffering and economic and social disruption worldwide. This economic disruption has b...