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Environment and Climate Change

ARAB REGION ATLAS CHANG ENVIRO

Arab Region

Atlas of our Changing Environment

20 Feb 2015
The Arab Region Atlas of Our Changing Environment documents environmental change in the Arab region over the past several decades. It uses state-of-the-art space borne and aerial images, maps, graphics, and photographs along with informative narratives to highlight natural and human-caused landsc...
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DATA 2014

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2014

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends
15 Jan 2015
This publication presents global and country-level data and trend analysis relevant to humanitarian assistance. Its purpose is to bring this information together in one place and present it in an accessible way. It is intended to establish a common baseline of humanitarian data that allow for...
UN CHRONICLE V51 #2 2014

UN Chronicle Vol.LI No.2 2014

Illegal Wildlife Trade

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UN Chronicle
7 Oct 2014
A must-read for every concerned world citizen, the United Nations Chronicle is a quarterly, easy-to-read report on the work of the United Nations and its agencies. Produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information, every issue covers a wide range of United Nations related activities...
CHRONIQUE ONU V51 #2 2014

Chronique ONU Vol.LI No.2 2014

Le commerce illégal des espèces sauvages

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Chronique ONU
9 Dec 2014
Une lecture incontournable pour tous les citoyens du monde, la Chronique ONU est une publication trimestrielle, un rapport facile à lire sur les travaux des Nations Unies et de ses agences. Produit par le Département de l'information, chaque numéro couvre un large éventail d’activités des Nations...
GLOBAL COMPACT INTL YRBK 2014

Global Compact International Yearbook 2014

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United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook
12 Sep 2014
The aim of the Global Compact International Yearbook is to create a global overview of the achievements of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). The book offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders around the world and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge...
MONITORING GOVERNANCE POPS IN ASIA

Monitoring and Governance of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia

14 Jan 2016
A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollu...
UNSCEAR RPT 2013 V1 IONIZING (J)

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2013 Report, Part I (Japanese language)

Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great East-Japan earthquake and tsunami

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
1 Dec 2015
This publication, the first of two volumes of scientific annexes, provides a detailed review of scientific material that underpins the Committee's evaluation of the radiation doses and effects due to the accident which occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on 11 March 2011. It c...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #5 (R)

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

Fifth Revised Edition

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (Russian)
26 May 2015
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...
UNSCEAR RPT 2013 V1 IONIZING RADIA

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2013 Report, Volume I

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annex A - Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure Due to the Nuclear Accident After the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
10 Nov 2014
This publication, the first of two volumes of scientific annexes, provides a detailed review of scientific material that underpins the Committee's evaluation of the radiation doses and effects due to the accident which occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on 11 March 2011. It c...
ENVIRO PERF REV MOLDOVA 3RD

Environmental Performance Reviews

Republic of Moldova -Third Review

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ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
10 Jun 2014
The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of the Republic of Moldova. The review takes stock of the progress made by the Republic of Moldova in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2005 for the second time. It assesses the implement...
ENVIRO PERF REV CROATIA 2ND

Environmental Performance Review of Croatia

Second Review

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ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
18 Sep 2014
The present publication contains the second Environmental Performance Review of Croatia. The review takes stock of the progress made by Croatia in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 1999. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the...
ENVIRO PERF REV MOROCCO

Environmental Performance Reviews

Morocco

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
28 May 2014
The present publication contains the Environmental Performance Review of Morocco. This report also covers 13 issues of importance to the country related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concern...
INNOV POLICY FOR GREEN TECHNO

Innovation Policy for Green Technologies

Guide for Policymakers in the Transition Economies of Europe and Central Asia

10 Jun 2014
Many transition economies in Europe and Central Asia are endowed with rich natural resources and biodiversity. At the same time, global climate change and associated extreme weather events are already affecting these countries, with serious economic and social consequences. The countries are now...
FRAMEWORK DEV ENV STAT 2013

Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics 2013

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Statistical Papers (Ser. M)
22 Mar 2018
This multipurpose conceptual and statistical framework provides an organizing structure to guide the collection and compilation of environment statistics at the national level. Though recommended for use by countries at any stage of development, its primary objective is to guide countries at earl...
UNSCEAR RPT 2013 V2 IONIZING RADIA

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2013 Report, Volume II

Scientific Annex B - Effects of Radiation Exposure of Children

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
13 Feb 2014
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. This is the second of two parts of scien...
POPULAT DEV & ENVIRO 2013 (CHART)

Population, Development and the Environment 2013 (Wall Chart)

27 May 2014
The wall chart on Population, Development and the Environment 2013 presents the latest data available on 15 demographic, socio-economic and environmental indicators at the national, regional and world levels. It also contains illustrative maps and graphs, along with brief explanatory texts of sel...
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DATA 2013

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2013

Series:
World Humanitarian Data and Trends
15 Dec 2013
This publication presents global and country-level data and trend analysis relevant to humanitarian assistance. Its purpose is to bring this information together in one place and present it in an accessible way. It is intended to establish a common baseline of humanitarian data that allow for...
ALTERN DEV STRATEG POST 2015 ERA

Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era

The United Nations Series on Development

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United Nations Series on Development
21 Oct 2013
The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 exposed systemic failings at the core of economic policymaking worldwide. The crisis came on top of several other crises, including skyrocketing and highly volatile world food and energy prices and climate change. This book argues that new policy approaches...
GAOR 68TH SUPP46 UNSCEAR RPT 2013

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation 2013

Sixtieth session (27-31 May 2013)

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
30 Oct 2013
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...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2013

Trade and Environment Review 2013

Wake up before it is too late - Make Agriculture truly Sustainable now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
15 Dec 2013
The 2013 report warns that continuing rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns must be treated as a collective crisis. Urgent and far-reaching action is needed before climate change begins to cause major disruptions to agriculture...
GAOR 67TH SUPP46 UNSCEAR RPT

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation 2012

Fifty-ninth session (21-25 May 2012)

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
14 Oct 2013
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...
AARHUS CONVENT IMPLEM GUI 2013

The Aarhus Convention: An Implementation Guide

Securing the public’s rights through access to information, public participation and access to justice for a healthy environment

21 Jul 2014
The Aarhus Convention is an international legally binding instrument giving the public the rights of participation in decision making, access to information and justice regarding the environment. These rights were emphasized in the outcome document of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Devel...
SYSTEM ENVIRO ECON ACCT EXPERIMENT

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012

Experimental Ecosystem Accounting

Series:
Studies in Methods (Ser. F)
20 Feb 2015
SEEA-Experimental Ecosystem Accounting provides a synthesis of the current knowledge in the area of ecosystem accounting. It provides a starting point for the development of ecosystem accounting at national and sub-national levels. It represents an important step forward on ecosystem accounting, ...
GLOBAL COMPACT INTL YRBK 2013

Global Compact International Yearbook 2013

Series:
United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook
10 Sep 2013
The aim of the Global Compact International Yearbook is to create a global overview of the achievements of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). The book offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders around the world and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2013

2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

From Shared Risk to Shared Value - The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
19 Jun 2013
This publication is the third biennial report coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The first and second reports focused primarily on public policy and the role of national and local governments in disaster risk reduction. This current report explores why ...
BUILD RESILENCE NATURAL DISASTERS

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crises

8 Jun 2013
The Asia-Pacific region faces multiple crises such as slowdown in developed economies, reduced demand for regional exports, higher costs of capital, and the volatility of commodity markets. This book highlights the increasing trend of natural disasters affecting the region through disruptions to ...
RISK MANAG REGULATORY FRAMEWOR

Risk Management in Regulatory Frameworks

Towards a Better Management of Risks

23 May 2013
Recent years have been marked by many catastrophic events both natural and man-made. Close interconnections mean that the impact of these crises has been felt throughout the world. Although many tools have been developed to manage risks successfully, there can be no doubt that many of the losses ...
SISTEMA GLOBAL ARMONIZADO #5

Sistema Globalmente Armonizado de Clasificación y Etiquetado de Productos Químicos (SGA): Quinta Edición Revisada

Quinta Edición Revisada

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Sistema globalmente armonizado de clasificación y etiquetado de productos químicos (SGA)
30 Oct 2013
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 #5

Système Général Harmonisé de Classification et d'étiquetage des Produits Chimiques (SGH) - Cinquième Edition Révisée

Cinquième Edition Révisée

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Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)
31 Jul 2013
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...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2012

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012

Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters

Series:
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
20 May 2013
The main message of this publication is that exposure and vulnerability continue to be twin challenges for the region. Faced with growing economic losses and increasingly vulnerable populations, and inspired by good practices in reducing social vulnerability, the publication analyzes the drivers ...