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VULNERABILITY ENVIRON STRESS

Vulnerability to Environmental Stress

Household Livelihoods, Assets and Mobility in the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam

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IOM Migration Research Series
27 Nov 2014
This study explores vulnerability and household response measures in the contexts of environmental stress in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam. Displacement estimates are often based on broad assumptions derived from macro-scale geographical data, viewing individuals’ vulnerability to hazards through ...
CLIMATE CHANGE MIGRATION CRIT

Climate Change, Migration and Critical International Security Considerations

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IOM Migration Research Series
6 Apr 2011
This report reviews the available scholarly reporting on climate change, migration and security and describes the legal and policy challenges facing the international community. While there is indeed considerable evidence that climate does influence migration, future estimates are hampered by a l...
OUR PLANET SEPTEMBER #3 2017

Our Planet, September 2017

The Global Environment Facility - Delivering Solutions for a Sustainable Future

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Our Planet
9 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, policymakers and experts explore the work of the Global Environment Facility and how the partnership is working to drive progress on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
OUR PLANET JUNE #2 2017

Our Planet, June 2017

Connecting People to Nature

Series:
Our Planet
15 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, experts and campaigners explore the benefits of connecting people to nature, and underline how our dependence on natural systems forces us to use Earth's resources more wisely.
OUR PLANET MARCH #1 2017

Our Planet, March 2017

Environmental Crime - Tackling the Greatest Threats to our Planet

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Our Planet
14 Mar 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, policymakers and experts explore the growing and complex threats from environmental crime and the political and legal frameworks needed to counteract it.
OUR PLANET OCTOBER #3 2016

Our Planet, October 2016

Urban Solutions - Making Cities Strong, Smart, Sustainable

Series:
Our Planet
17 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, environmental policymakers, and experts in settlements and urban health examine the challenges and opportunities of our rapidly urbanizing world.
OUR PLANET MAY #2 2016

Our Planet, May 2016

The Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda

Series:
Our Planet
9 May 2018
In this issue of Our Planet, policy-makers, civil society leaders and distinguished stakeholders explore the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
GOOD PRAC REC APP CONV NUCLEAR (R)

Good Practice Recommendations on the Application of the Convention to Nuclear Energy-related Activities (Russian language)

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

30 Mar 2018
The Good Practice Recommendations on the Application of the Convention to Nuclear Energy-related Activities describe existing good practice on the application of transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedures in the field of nuclear energy. Their objective is to facilitate the exc...
GOOD PRAC REC APP CONV NUCLEAR

Good Practice Recommendations on the Application of the Convention to Nuclear Energy-related Activities

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

27 Mar 2018
The Good Practice Recommendations on the Application of the Convention to Nuclear Energy-related Activities describe existing good practice on the application of transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedures in the field of nuclear energy. Their objective is to facilitate the exc...
OUR PLANET MARCH #1 2016

Our Planet, March 2016

Inclusive Green Economy - Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future

Series:
Our Planet
1 Jun 2017
In this issue of Our Planet, policy-makers, distinguished stakeholders and environmental experts explore the many pathways towards an inclusive green economy
CONV ENVIRON IMP ASSESS TRANSB

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (As Amended on 27 February 2001 and on 4 June 2004)

22 Feb 2018
Environmental threats do not respect national borders. Governments have realized that to avert this danger they must notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that might have adverse environmental impact across borders. The Espoo Convention is a key step to bringing ...
GLOBAL TRACKING FRAMEWORK (R)

Global Tracking Framework (Russian language)

UNECE Progress in Sustainable Energy

Series:
ECE Energy Series (Russian)
3 Oct 2018
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regional Global Tracking Framework report is part of a series of multi-agency assessments that monitor progress towards the three Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) objectives. This first edition of the report builds upon the 2017 Glob...
GLOBAL TRACKING FRAMEWORK

Global Tracking Framework

UNECE Progress in Sustainable Energy

Series:
ECE Energy Series
17 Dec 2018
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regional Global Tracking Framework report is part of a series of multi-agency assessments that monitor progress towards the three Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) objectives. This first edition of the report builds upon the 2017 Glob...
COORD OPERATIONS FLEX COAL

Coordinated Operations of Flexible Coal and Renewable Energy Power Plants

Challenges and Opportunities

Series:
ECE Energy Series
17 Dec 2018
The electricity sector is rapidly changing. Faced with the challenge of climate change, coal consumption is declining. Policy designs focus on raising the penetration of renewable energy. However, there are still drawbacks that prevent renewable energy from being adopted at industrial scale. It i...
AFRICA SUSTAIN DEV RPT 2017 (F)

Rapport sur le développement durable en Afrique 2017

Suivi des progrès accomplis dans la mise en oeuvre de l’Agenda 2063 et des objectifs de développement durable

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Rapport sur le développement durable en Afrique
8 Dec 2017
Les pays africains ont déjà entamé la tâche ardue de mise en oeuvre de l’Agenda 2063 et du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030, adoptés respectivement en janvier et en septembre 2015. Les deux programmes sont complexes tant au regard du nombre d’objectifs, de cibles et d’indicateu...
AFRICA SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2017

Africa Sustainable Development Report 2017

Tracking Progress on Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Africa Sustainable Development Report
29 Dec 2017
African countries have already started the hard work of implementing Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which were adopted in January 2015 and September 2015 respectively. Both agendas are complex in terms of numbers of goals, targets and indicators as well as dimensions...
GENDER ENV SUS DEV IN ASIA PAC

Gender, the Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

27 Sep 2017
This publication is the first Asia-Pacific report that comprehensively maps out the intersections between gender and environment at the levels of household, work, community and policy. It examines gender concerns in the spheres of food security, agriculture, energy, water, fisheries and forestry,...
UNSCEAR RPT 2017 IONIZING RAD

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2017 Report

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
2 May 2018
The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. UNSCEAR’s scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards. The scientific annexes provide the suppo...
BEST PRAC POL GUID LIQUEFIED

Best Practice Policy Guidance for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Small Scale LNG - Truck Loading

Series:
ECE Energy Series
17 Dec 2018
Natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), has clear environmental benefits over other, more carbon-intensive fossil fuels. Substituting other fossil fuels by natural gas can substantially reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and of other pollutants (particulate matter, and oxides of nitro...
UN-WATER SDG 6 SYNTH RPT 2018

SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation

23 Jul 2018
Every year at the High-level Political Forum, an annual theme helps an increased focus along with an in-depth review of a selection of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, SDG 6 on water and sanitation is one of the goals to be reviewed. To provide input to Member States on this goal, U...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2017

The Least Developed Countries Report 2017

Transformational Energy Access

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
17 Jan 2018
This report focuses on the role of access to modern energy in economic structural transformation - a critical issue both for the least developed countries (LDCs) and for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report focuses on the particular circumstances, challenges and experiences of ...
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...