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ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2017

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017

Leave No One Behind - Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Development

Series:
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
4 Jan 2018
This report examines the state of resilience of the region vis-à-vis the goals and targets relating to disaster risk reduction. It highlights some of the tools and approaches for resilience-building focusing on those that could possibly offer transformative shifts to achieve those goals and targe...
INTEG APPRO FOR SDG PLANNING

Integrated Approaches for Sustainable Development Goals Planning

The Case of Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Water and Sanitation

3 Apr 2017
This publication provides an overview of methods available to describe, understand and measure interlinkages between the SDGs and options for their application. Further it highlights how systems thinking approach applied by ESCAP complimented tools by earlier scholars, as the most comprehensive m...
PROT STRAT ENVIRO ASSES CONV

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

31 Jul 2017
The publication contains the text of the 2003 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, as corrected through a correction procedure completed in 2017. The co...
SISTEMA GLOBAL ARMONIZADO #7

Sistema Globalmente Armonizado de Clasificación y Etiquetado de Productos Químicos (SGA)

Séptima edición Revisada

Series:
Sistema globalmente armonizado de clasificación y etiquetado de productos químicos (SGA)
13 Nov 2017
El Sistema Globalmente Armonizado de clasificación y etiquetado de productos químicos (SGA) trata de la clasificación y etiquetado de productos químicos por tipos de peligro. Proporciona la base para la armonización a escala mundial de los requisitos y reglamentaciones aplicables a dichos product...
SYSTEME GENERAL HARMON SGH #7

Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)

Septième édition révisée

Series:
Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)
31 Jul 2017
Le Système général harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) décrit la classification et l'étiquetage des produits chimiques par types de danger. Il fournit une base pour l’harmonisation à l'échelle mondiale des prescriptions et réglementations applicables aux produ...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #7

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Seventh revised edition

Series:
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
26 Jul 2017
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health a...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2001 (R)

The State of World Population 2001 (Russian language)

Footprints and Milestones - Population and Environmental Change

Series:
State of World Population (Russian language)
31 Dec 2001
Each year since 1978, UNFPA has issued a report highlighting new developments in population. Human activity is altering the planet on an unprecedented scale, the report points out. More people are using more resources with more intensity and leaving a bigger footprint on the earth than ever befor...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2001 (A)

The State of World Population 2001 (Arabic language)

Footprints and Milestones - Population and Environmental Change

Series:
State of World Population (Arabic language)
31 Dec 2001
Each year since 1978, UNFPA has issued a report highlighting new developments in population. Human activity is altering the planet on an unprecedented scale, the report points out. More people are using more resources with more intensity and leaving a bigger footprint on the earth than ever befor...
ACHIV SUST DEV GOALS EAST ASIA

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in East and North-East Asia

25 Apr 2017
This publication highlights challenges and priorities of the East and North-East Asia subregion (ENEA) in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Subregion comprises China, Japan, Mongolia, the two Koreas and Russia. It highlights the priority areas for ENEA as poverty reduc...
INTRODUCTION  ENVIRONMENTAL ASSES

An Introduction to Environmental Assessment

16 Mar 2017
This brochure is intended for all audiences concerned with decision and policy making in regard to the environment and sustainable development. There are many different types of environmental assessment methods available to support decision making at global, regional, national and local levels, a...
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POTENTIAL

Resource Efficiency

Potential and Economic Implications Summary for Policy-Makers

16 Mar 2017
This report documents many examples of best practices for increasing the resource efficiency of different sectors from countries around the world. Key findings show that policies and initiatives to improve resource efficiency and tackle climate change can reduce global resource extraction by up t...
THE FINANCI SYST WE NEED ALIGNING

The Financial System We Need

Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development

16 Mar 2017
The Financial System We Need argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and...
CLIMAT COMM SUBNAT ACTORS & BUSSIN

Climate Commitments of Subnational Actors and Business

A Qunatitative Assessment of their Emission Reduction Impact

1 Mar 2016
This report present a quantitative assessment of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation impact in 2020 of current non-state climate action. Its focus is initiatives with the potential to be large scale. The report predicts that over the next few years, new targets for the post 2020 p...
INTEG ASSES CLIMAT POLLUTANTS

Integrated Assessment of Short-lived Climate Pollutants in Latin America and the Caribbean

Improving Air Quality While Contributing to Climate Change Mitigation - Summary for Decision Makers

26 Dec 2016
Summary for Decision Makers from the first regional assessment of short-lived climate pollutants in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Through this assessment, policy makers and implementers will be able to better quantify and understand the relevant emissions in the region; identify w...
IMPROV EFFICIE FOREST OPERAT KENYA

Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya

A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure?

20 Oct 2016
This report seeks to assess whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization constitute viable policies and measures to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) for the Government of Kenya, with the potential to attract pu...
ECON VALUATION  OF WASTEWATER

Economic Valuation of Wastewater

The Cost of Action and the Cost of No Action

16 Mar 2017
This book presents the results of an analytical study on the economic valuation for wastewater, comparing the cost of no action versus the cost of effective wastewater management. Although economic valuation of wastewater management is complex, it remains an important tool to guide policymakers a...
INTL TRADE IN RESOURCES

International Trade in Resources

A Biophysical Assessment

16 Mar 2017
Tasked with building and sharing knowledge on how to improve management of the world’s resources, UNEP’s International Resource Panel (IRP) turns its attention to the world trading system and its implications for global resource efficiency. In this report entitled ‘‘International Trade in Resourc...
PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION

Product Sustainability Information

State of Play and Way Forward

16 Mar 2017
This report analyses information and communication about PSI. It provides an overview of the current state in the area of PSI, analyses the key trends, drivers and challenges in this field, and draws policy recommendations on how to facilitate better decision-making on the sustainability aspects ...
INDICATORS FOR RESOURCE EFFICIENT

Indicators for a Resource Efficient and Green Asia and the Pacific

Measuring Progress of Sustainable Consumption and Production, Green Economy and Resource Efficiency Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region

13 Mar 2017
This report paints a clear picture of the path taken by the countries in the region over the past 40 years in their resource use. Today, the region dominates global resource use, comprising more than 50 per cent and consumption is rapidly rising as economies grow, infrastructure is built and the ...
RESPON FOOD PURCHASING

Responsible Food Purchasing

Four Steps Towards Sustainability for the Hospitality Sector

13 Mar 2017
For many countries, tourism provides a significant source of foreign exchange and foreign direct investment. If managed sustainably, tourism can make an important contribution towards conserving natural and cultural heritage resources, generating and distributing wealth equitably, empowering the ...
BUILD INCLU GREEN ECON IN AFRICA

Building Inclusive Green Economies in Africa

Experience and Lessons Learned 2010-2015

13 Mar 2017
This summary highlights the key findings of this work carried out in Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa, as well as progress made by other African countries. The document aims to assist policymakers better understand the diverse benefits of green econom...
DISTRICT ENERGY IN CITIES

District Energy in Cities

Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

13 Mar 2017
This publication provides best practice guidance for cities and national governments to implement sustainable heating and cooling through four chapters on technology, local policy, business models and national policies and regulations, and a fifth chapter describing a methodology for cities to de...
NATURAL RESOURCES & CONFLICT

Natural Resources and Conflict

A Guide for Mediation

13 Mar 2017
This guide collects and summarizes good practices on the successful mediation of resource conflicts. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts, specifically those with natural resource expertise. It also features lessons learned from UNEP’s work on environmental diploma...
THE IMPORTANCE OF MANGROVES

The Importance of Mangroves to People

A Call to Action

13 Mar 2017
This publication provides a timely synthesis of the importance of mangroves to people. It highlights that in spite of the mounting evidence in support of the multitude of benefits derived from mangroves, they remain one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet, being lost at a rate greater...
ENVIRO PERF REV BULGARIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
31 Jul 2017
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Environmental Performance Review Programme assesses progress made by individual countries in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and ...